“Every night, I think that maybe this is the night that I’ll be able to sleep all the way through,” Jeffrey said. “I lay down, hoping with all my heart to get a solid night’s sleep. But no. Generally I’ll just be getting settled down when the shower will start dripping. It is so loud – and it goes on and on for like ten minutes. Just enough to wake me up and ruin the night,” Jeffrey said.
As your NYC plumber, let me assure you you don’t really have to deal with a chronically dripping shower. Not only is this noisy phenomenon making it hard to sleep, it wastes an awful lot of water to have it just drip down the drain.
The reason a shower drips is simple. After your shower, water remains in the shower lines – some units feature a filtration cartridge; water can be caught in here as well – and this water is subject to gravity. If seals are compromised, fittings flawed, or your shower head has other vulnerabilities, that trapped water will eventually start making its way out, drip by drip by drip.
The quickest, most efficient way to have the dripping showerhead issue go away is to call your NYC plumber. Depending on your individual circumstances, it may be time to have a new shower head installed, or the problem may be fixed by addressing failed seals or fittings. Upgrading the shower to a more luxurious or accessible version is another option: talk to your NYC plumber about barrier free shower options for your home if you’re planning on aging in place.