Replacing a shower valve is not an easy task. It all depends on your skills and number of the stumbling blocks that you can encounter.
There are some issues that may ultimately discourage you from finishing your job. The following are some of the most common problems that you will likely encounter while replacing your shower valve. Therefore, you will need to contact professional plumbing company to get it replaced with efficiency and quickly.
Galvanized steel pipes
Now you might question that how can galvanized steel pipes complicate your replacement process, right? Well, they use threaded connection that enables them to be screwed properly making them different from copper or plastic piping materials. So, you cannot just easily cut through supply lines while replacing old shower valve. So, when working with the galvanized steel pipes, you will first require unscrewing union fittings that connect old supply lines.
Lack of Access Panel
The entire process of shower valve replacement may seem to quite simple that needs you to connect new valve to the old pipes and replace cover plate with new one, isn’t it? Well, what if there is no availability of the access panel? The complication grows here when you don’t know how to reach old pipes and connect the replacement valve. The easiest thing here would be to cut a hole in shower surround.
The above are two of the most common issues that you may encounter while replacing shower valves yourselves. The best bet here is to hire the professional services of a reliable and reputable plumbing company.