Case: Replacing 4 shower valves and tub drain with overflow covers.
The first issue to look for is if there are any leaks in the valve when you turn on the water. If there are drips, that’s a good indication that you should think about replacing the valve. Because, not only are you wasting water, but water that leaks behind the wall can cause rot as well as mold and mildew growth. Slow reaction time when changing water temperature is another red flag of which to be aware when considering whether or not to replace your shower valves. If a sudden change in water pressure elsewhere in the house (such as when a toilet flushes or the washing machine starts) causes a drastic change in the water temperature in your shower, the valve may not be functioning properly.
Our client bought a house with original installed shower valves. They were 30-40 years old and started leaking. Also, they had ugly gold color and we couldn’t just install fixtures. There was a problem with one of the faucets, the client couldn’t adjust the water temperature. That is why he contacted us and after inspection we decided to replace all faucets. The client didn’t have the opportunity to do bath remodeling.
- Inspected the valves and defined the problem.
- Removed old valves.
- Installed new shower valves, fixtures, shower heads and drains.
- Annual testing service.
With these actions, we solved the problem with the water temperature control and valves leakage.