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What to Do About a Leaky Shower Head

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After a long day, most people love to come home and wash away the stress from work with a soothing, hot shower. However, a shower with low water pressure can do just the opposite. Leaky shower heads can be a small problem to fix, or it can go on for years without being noticed by you or a family member. No matter the size or location of your leak, Richardson Plumbing has two decades of experience providing families with all their plumbing needs. When it comes to solving a leaky shower head, our team of skilled plumbers will stop the leak and inform you on what you can do to prevent or fix a leaky shower head in the future. If you believe you have a leaky shower head or a leak anywhere else in your home, let us be the ones you call to fix it. We are located in Florence, KY and are proud to serve Northern KY and Cincinnati.

You can have a leaky shower head for quite some time and not be able to realize it until it is too late. Sometimes the leak may be in the pipe behind your shower wall, causing it to remain unseen and unresolved. This leak can be very expensive if it goes on for long periods of time, because you are paying for water you aren’t getting to use. That is why it is important to always be aware of how well your shower is running. These hidden leaks are scary, but don’t worry, not all leaks are hard to notice. A lot of times, you can notice a leak by the sound. A constant dripping sound even when the shower or faucet is completely turned off is one telltale sign of a leak. Also, if your shower is giving off less water pressure than it used to, you may be losing some of that water to a leak.

What can you do about your leaky shower head? First and foremost, you need to determine the location of your leak, so you can be sure that it gets fixed properly. Some of these leaks are caused by limescale and other debris clogging the holes in your shower head, and it just needs to be cleaned properly. A leak can also be caused by your shower head is being adjusted to different heights on a daily basis, to accommodate several family members. The constant moving can loosen the arm and cause a hidden leak in your shower head. If you can find a position that everyone in your household can agree on and be comfortable with, it will help avoid leaks in the future.

A leak in your home is something that no one wants to deal with, but it does happen and needs to be taken care of quickly. Whether your toilet is leaking, or you have a leaky shower head, Richardson Plumbing can provide expert help and excellent customer service. Our friendly team of experts can quickly assess and fix any plumbing problems you may have in your home. Give us a call today to keep your home running smoothly.

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Questions To Ask Before Your Bathroom Addition

bathroom additionThere are questions you should ask before your bathroom addition blossoms into a full-blown project. You have spent hours admiring other’s bathrooms. You’ve looked at all the pictures in magazines and dreamed about what this bathroom will look like. Now you’re ready to hire a contractor for your bathroom addition. Here are a few good questions to consider.

Who To Call First?

When you begin your bathroom addition, an article in US News suggests you first talk to an architect. Can you reasonably add a room on to your house or adjust rooms you have to remodel enough to include an extra bathroom? You don’t want to add on to your house only to discover it lowers the price of your home because it doesn’t look like it fits with the rest of the house.

How Will You Finance The Bathroom Addition?

The next thing to consider is how much you estimate this bathroom addition to cost and how will you pay for it. Many people take out a second mortgage or line of credit on their home to do additions. Getting a good estimate from a plumber who has experience with bathroom additions, makes sense. Plumbers will know where the water line is and how to connect to it and the sewer system or septic. Richardson Plumbing serving Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati can provide you with an estimate on a bathroom addition.

Why Are Your Adding A Bathroom?

If you are hoping to add value to your home with the addition of a bathroom, think about the plumbing fixtures and add the most sought after upgrades that you can. This will not only help you enjoy the area, but it will add more value to your home. It is estimated that a bathroom addition will return around 50% of your investment when you sell your home.

If you desperately need another bathroom for your family, then you can either go for luxury, and add the latest accessories, or go for functional and thrifty.   Your plumbing contractor can help you cut costs while still ensuring the addition is done with quality materials and expertise.

What Should You Expect During The Project?

Depending on where you are adding the bathroom, you could expect dust and some disruption to your home. Unless it directly affects the kitchen or your bedroom, you probably can carry on your normal activities. Expect workers to be present. Your plumbing contractor has experience working with trustworthy contractors and employees so you can rest assured the people in your home are trustworthy and covered. If you have more questions about your bathroom addition, call Richardson Plumbing today.  We will be happy to answer questions and discuss your plans for a new bathroom addition.

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