What Causes a Leaking Shower Faucet?

If you have a leaking shower faucet there are a a couple of things that could cause it.

  • If you have a compression-style faucet, the washers and seals generally will wear out and cause the shower faucet to leak. This is caused by normal use and is not difficult to fix with a simple rubber gasket of the size required.
  • If you have a disc, ball or cartridge faucet you may see a leak by a dripping faucet or water leaking at the base of the faucet and running down. These faucets have O rings and they rarely need replaced.