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How to Deal with a Leaking Shower Hose: A Step-by-Step Guide

by E Cavendish 09 Mar 2024 0 Comments
How to Deal with a Leaking Shower Hose A Step-by-Step Guide

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A leaking shower hose can be more than just an annoyance; it can lead to increased water bills and potential water damage if not addressed promptly. Fortunately, fixing a leaking shower hose is often a straightforward DIY task that most homeowners can tackle without the need for a plumber.

At Tapron UK, where we offer a wide selection of shower hoses, we understand the importance of a fully functional shower. This guide will walk you through the steps to identify and fix common issues leading to a leaking shower hose.

Step 1: Identify the Source of the Leak

First, determine where the leak is coming from. Common leak points include the connection points where the hose attaches to the showerhead or the water supply, as well as any punctures or wear along the hose itself.

Gold Shower Hose 1.50m - Brushed Brass Finish

Step 2: Tighten the Connections

If the leak is coming from a connection point, the fix may be as simple as tightening the connection. Use an adjustable wrench to carefully tighten the nut at the leaking connection. Be cautious not to overtighten, as this can damage the hose or fittings.

Step 3: Replace Washers or Seals

Worn-out washers or seals are often the culprits behind connection leaks. To replace them:

  • Unscrew the hose from the showerhead and/or water supply.
  • Remove the old washer or seal from inside the hose connector.
  • Replace it with a new, matching washer or seal.
  • Reattach the hose, ensuring a snug fit.

Step 4: Inspect the Hose for Damage

If the leak is not at a connection point, inspect the length of the hose for any signs of damage, such as cracks or holes. A damaged hose will need to be replaced to resolve the leaking issue.

Shower Hose Matt Black 1.5m PVC

Step 5: Replace the Shower Hose

Should you need to replace your shower hose, consider the quality and compatibility of the replacement. Tapron UK’s selection of shower hoses offers various lengths and finishes to match your shower setup perfectly. To replace the hose:

  • Remove the old hose by unscrewing it from both the showerhead and the water supply.
  • Take the opportunity to clean the threads on the showerhead and water outlet.
  • Screw the new hose onto the water supply and showerhead, hand-tightening to ensure a proper seal.

Step 6: Test Your Fix

Once everything is reconnected, test your shower by running water through it and observing for leaks. Ensure all connections are secure and leak-free.

Preventing Future Leaks

To prevent future leaks, regularly inspect your shower hose and connections for signs of wear or damage. Consider investing in a high-quality shower hose from Tapron UK, designed for durability and long-lasting performance. Additionally, be mindful not to overstretch or twist the hose during use, as this can lead to damage over time.

Shower hose, 1.25m, 10mm bore, blister packaging, LP 0.2 [Hose10]


Dealing with a leaking shower hose is a manageable task with the right approach and tools. By following these steps, you can ensure your shower remains in top working condition. For those in need of a replacement hose or looking to upgrade their shower setup, explore Tapron UK’s comprehensive range of shower hoses, where quality meets design to enhance your showering experience.

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