Bathroom Shower and Tub Plumbing Repair Services
Your go-to Plumber in Boerne, Fair Oaks Ranch, & the Texas Hill Country
Showers and Bathtub Repair and Installation
Olde Town Plumbing is your friendly neighborhood plumber serving Boerne, Fair Oaks Ranch, and the surrounding Texas Hill Country. With over 25 years of experience, we’re the ones folks call to get the job done right. Whether you need a sink, shower, or tub repair or replacement, Olde Town Plumbing is at your service. Our licensed plumbers are ready to service you from out Fair Oaks Ranch office located at 28550 I-10 W, Ste 2., Boerne, TX 78006.
Plumbing Repair Services
Bathroom Plumbing Repair
Do you have a leaky sink faucet? Low water pressure in the shower? A clogged drain in the tub? Our certified technicians are ready to handle the job, big or small. We come prepared with fast, reliable service. We’ll work to keep your bathroom in prime working order.
Shower Plumbing Repairs
Signs To Look For
Why is my shower leaking?
Showers can leak for a variety of reasons. The shower handle or faucet may leak if there is a damaged cartridge, o-rings, or washers. A pinhole in any of the plumbing lines can cause a leak inside the wall. And the area around the drain can begin to leak if the floor of the shower shifts or the seal around the drain becomes broken or dried out.
Can a plumber fix a leaking shower?
Yes, a plumber is the right person to call when you have a leaking shower. We can locate and repair the leak for you.
How does a plumber repair a leaking shower?
The first step in repairing your shower will be for us to find the source of the leak. Once the cause is determined, we will formulate the best method for stopping the leak.
- Repairing the leak may include repairing or replacing the shower cartridge, valve, or the entire shower handle unit.
- Leaks in the water lines will require a section of pipe to be replaced.
- Dried gaskets or putty around the drain may need to be replaced.
- Leaks in the drain pipe will require that a new drain line be installed.
- If the cause is simply a clogged drain, snaking the drain will usually eliminate the problem.
Bath Tub Plumbing Repairs & Installations
Bathtubs are a common source of plumbing issues. Leaks often go undetected until your home suffers noticeable water damage. If you suspect you have an issue with your bathtub plumbing, take action now. Call Olde Town Plumbing today!
Signs To Look For
Why is my bathtub faucet leaking?
A leaky faucet is one of the most common bathtub plumbing issues. And one that is easily visible. You can see and hear the constant drip. And there are often water stains in your tub where the drip hits the surface.
Likely, the rubber washers inside your faucet are dry and cracked. It’s an easy DIY fix. Just a quick stop at your local hardware store can provide you with the parts needed for repair. However, if DIY projects are not for you, our professional plumbers can take care of this in a snap.
In regard to plumbing, even a small leak is a problem. Leaky faucets will lead to higher utility bills and tub corrosion.
If new washers, o-rings, or cartridges don’t do the trick, we can replace your leaky faucet. You’ll avoid a more expensive repair from a long-term leak.
How do I know if my tub drain is leaking?
Tub drain leaks are another common bathtub problem. If you see pooling water or warping of the flooring around the outside of your tub, you may have a tub drain leak.
A leaking tub drain is often caused by a faulty seal around the drain. You can remove the drain and apply plumber’s putty to the area where the drain sits to ensure a good seal.
If this doesn’t solve the problem, your drain lines may have a crack and need to be replaced.
Do I need a plumber for a leaking overflow pipe?
A leaking overflow pipe can cause extensive damage. Washers can dry up and crack with age or lack of moisture. Because the overflow pipe is at the back of the bathtub, closed off behind the walls, replacing the washers can be tricky. You need the expertise of a plumber to get the job done right!
Unseen water rot caused by leaking pipes can result in structural damage to your home and weaken beams and ceilings. It’s always advisable to repair a leak when it’s small.
Are bathtub cracks a problem?
Bathtubs will crack and chip with age. Even a hairline crack needs to be investigated for a possible leak. Unfortunately, cracks and chips will eventually begin to rust and require repair or a tub replacement.
The average lifespan of a tub is around 10-30 years depending on what it’s made of. If your tub is outdated and showing signs of wear, it may be time to replace your old tub. Or perhaps you’re just ready to modernize your bathroom with a fixture remodel. Updating your bathroom fixtures will increase your home’s value.
Bathroom Plumbing Problems & Repairs
Additions and Remodels
What should I do for a clogged bathtub drain?
You’ve pulled the bathtub stopper and the water just sits there. Hair, soap scum, and other debris build-up over time and clog your drain. If using a drain cleaning tool or plunging doesn’t do the trick, our experienced plumbers can snake your drain and remove the clogging debris.
We don’t recommend general over-the-counter drain cleaners since they can be corrosive or warp pipes.
Can hard water damage my plumbing pipes?
Hard water is a widespread problem in Texas. When calcium and magnesium in your water build-up inside your plumbing, they can eat away at your metal pipes or clog up plastic pipes. Before this happens to you, it may be time to install a water softener. We’ll be happy to come out and discuss water softener options with you.
How do I get rid of mold around my tub?
Mold is caused by excess moisture and a lack of ventilation. Mold around your tub is a cause for concern. If mold is able to grow, it has access to moisture. You’ll want to make sure the moisture isn’t coming from a plumbing leak.
Toxic mold can cause health problems. It will cause or worsen respiratory illness, headaches, allergic reactions, lethargy, and long-term health issues. Protect your family and get any mold growth checked out today.
To alleviate mold, clean your bathtub with mold-killing products like bleach, vinegar, or hydrogen peroxide. Remember not to mix products that can cause toxic reactions. Always open windows and doors for fresh air and to allow proper ventilation after cleaning.
Finally, if mold is persistent around the caulked edge of the tub, you can remove and replace the old caulking. Carefully check for additional signs of mold since it can hide behind your tile and walls causing more extensive damage. If you think the mold growth is extensive, you may want to call in the mold remediation professionals.
Additions and Remodels
Looking for a full bathroom remodel? Want to upgrade your bathroom fixtures to a high-efficiency model?
Olde Town Plumbing can install your bathroom plumbing from the ground up. We have helped homeowners add on a new bathroom addition and rearrange the plumbing configuration or repipe an existing bathroom.
Give us a call to discuss your remodel plumbing needs. We provide free estimates and we guarantee quality workmanship.
Providing tub and shower installation & repair for Boerne & the Texas Hill Country
Bergheim, Boerne, Bulverde, Comfort, Fair Oaks Ranch, Helotes, Leon Springs, Shavano Park, Sisterdale, Stone Oak and Timberwood Park
No Obligation Quotes
We’re ready to take your call. We’ll send out a fully licensed and insured plumber to inspect the problem. And we’ll give you a customized solution. All at a price that suits your budget. We take pride in giving you an honest assessment and no gimmicks pricing.
Give Us a Call
Call Olde Town Plumbing Today!
Because it is a big risk to let bathtub leaks to go unrepaired, you’ll want to call the experts at Olde Town Plumbing as soon as possible. Water leaks can be difficult for homeowners to locate since water can travel far away from the source before it is noticeable. In fact a pool in one area may be originating from another.
Our plumbers are highly trained to detect the source of the problem.
You can count on Olde Town Plumbing. We’ll come out and inspect all your bathroom fixtures for leaks. You’ll receive an honest assessment. And if a repair needs to be made we’ll give you up-front pricing.
You can depend on our prompt, reliable service, any time, day, or night.
Need a Different Plumbing Service?
Extend the life of your faucets by replacing o-rings, cartridges, and other parts that wear out.
Combat the effects of hard water and preserve the life of your plumbing with a water softener.
Achieve optimal water heater performance through regular maintenance, repair or replacement.
Prevent plumbing emergencies with proactive drain cleaning and drain line repairs or replacement.
Prevent damage to your home by eradicating leaks with flexible PEX water lines or new drain lines.
Conserve water and protect your home with reliable repairs and installation of low-flow toilets.
Enjoy the efficiency of natural gas and propane appliances with expert gas line installation and repair.
Protect your home and family with dependable sewer line inspections, repairs and replacement.
What Sets Us Apart
When you have a plumbing problem, the last thing you want is to deal with a rude service technician. We strive to provide good old-fashioned service like was common in old times. We know our customers are our Hill Country neighbors and friends, and we treat you with the kindness and respect you deserve. We really mean it when we say, “How can we help?”
We value honesty and integrity in our own lives, and we bring those values into our plumbing company as well. When you choose Olde Town Plumbing, you’re choosing plumbers who won’t try to upsell you on products or services that you don’t need. We’ll provide honest evaluations of your plumbing problems, reasonable solutions, and fair pricing for the needed for repairs.
You can count on our plumbing professionals to arrive on time and to work efficiently and competently. To keep your plumbing inconvenience minimal, we’ll give you a call when we’re headed your direction, so you know exactly when to expect us. And with our fully stock service vehicles, we won’t waste your time running back and forth to the home improvement store for parts.