Helpful Information by Idaho Elite Inspection Team!
Most home with a tub/shower combo have what is called a Diverting Shower Valve. If you’ve never had a problem with them, you wouldn’t hardly know it exists, but when your shower doesn’t work when you need it, you might not get your daily cleanse when you most need it! Here are the top 3 problems we find with diverting shower valves.
They Don’t divert at all!This is the most problematic and frustrating for bathers. The knob goes up and down (or in and out), but something on the inside of the fixture isn’t sealing to divert the water flow to the shower head. In this case, it usually means replacing the valve or the washer in the valve to allow for a good seal.
Partial Seal of Diverting Valve.This scenario diverts some of the water up to the shower head, but still allows for the water to bypass the valve and exit through the spout. In some cases, this is still a workable situation, but other times it means for poor water pressure at the shower head. Again, this could be a bad seal in the valve and usually requires a minor report.
Mechanical Failure.Sometimes the thing just breaks. Obviously, a broken valve will simply need repair. Sometimes they get stuck. If this is the case, hopefully it gets stuck in your preferred bathing method. Personally, I’m not much of a bath-taker.
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So there you have it! Don’t take your diverting valve for granted. And make sure you get a good home inspector to make sure yours is working!
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