I turned off the water at the main when I turned it on I noticed a constant drip from the shower when it is off

How can I stop the drip and balance the water through out my house

  • Your shower has a leak. Will need to fix the leak. Water is already balanced.
    – crip659
    Commented Oct 19, 2022 at 22:35
  • This is stating the obvious, but did you try turning the shower on and the back off again? Sometimes that fixes it, sometimes not. Commented Oct 19, 2022 at 22:45
  • open the shower and release the air pressure
    – Traveler
    Commented Oct 19, 2022 at 22:47
  • What does "balance the water" mean? What would you be attempting to achieve by doing that?
    – FreeMan
    Commented Oct 20, 2022 at 14:12

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This is frustrating to deal with! Luckily, it's usually an easy fix.

Most likely, you have a bad valve. This is something you can do yourself, or have an experienced friend take care of. Not something you need to call a professional plumber for (although you can if you'd like the warranty of their work)

Here is an article that goes into more detail about it and it even offers a how to guide if you want to tackle this project yourself. https://www.hgtv.com/content/hgtv-com/en/how-to/home-improvement/articles/2020/how-to-fix-a-leaky-shower-head.html

Just in case, here is another place you could look: https://www.homedepot.com/c/ah/how-to-fix-a-leaky-shower-faucet/9ba683603be9fa5395fab9016cbb4f8c

Be sure to turn off the water supply before you do anything. Also, depending on your style of shower, you will need a screwdriver and/or hex tool and a wrench.

-Once the water is off, remove the handle cap, handle, and faceplate.

-If your shower has one, remove the locking clip (Not all showers have this).

-Remove and replace the cartidge/valve

You could also take this opportunity to replace other shower parts that have suffered wear and tear. Even though they may still work.

Hope this helps!

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