It is not all the time that home repairs are easy and when things are complicated, then you should call a professional for the repair. Shower repair can be a complex task that you should not attempt to do by yourself. A tiled shower wall needs to come out, depending on where the leak is coming from. This is a difficult task and should not be attempted by anyone who in not a professional plumber.
If you find water coming out of the connection between the wall and your shower head, then this is not really complicated because it can be time to replace your shower head. Replacing the shower head is the way to solve this problem. The larger shower leak issues is when the handles leak or when there is moisture from behind the wall at the valve.
Don’t ignore any moisture from behind the wall. If you can reach the pipes and valves on the other side of the wall and the tiled wall itself is not damaged, then it may be possible to repair the leak from the backside. The problem can be minimized by a professional plumber who can easily locate it.
If because of the moisture on the wall from behind, the tiles have come loose, then the whole wall need to be broken down and repaired. If the studs are wet, then they have to be completely dried before processing. New tiles will be required for your shower.
When the leak is finally located and the plumber determines what needs to be replaced, either the valve or the pipe itself, removal can be hampered by the age of the valve and the length of time it has been leaking. You cannot easily remove the valve if it has already rusted and has gathered debris and are sticking well. However professional can easily get these pipes loosed.
If you have standing water around the base of the exterior of your tub or shower, then water is getting through the wall, under the entire fixture and running out. This can possibly be due to the fact that there is a crack around the drain of at the bottom of the tub or shower. It is not easy to replace a shower pan. You need to break out additional tiles in order to remove the tub or shower bottom.
It isn’t often the repair that makes a plumbing leak complex. Repair is actually the easy part. Exposing the leaking area and removing the materials for repair is the most difficult part of the process. This is because in discover and removal, you damage more property than necessary. And when replacing the original parts, you need to replace more parts and more labor is involved.