Ashburn, VA

Shower Repair on HomeGuide costs
$70 - $150

The average cost for shower repair is $100. Hiring a plumber to repair your shower, you will likely spend between $70 and $150. The price of shower repair can vary greatly by region (and even by zip code). View our local plumbers or get free estimates from pros near you.

How much do shower repairs cost?

Author: Daniel W.
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To maintain the look and performance of a shower, homeowners often have to consider shower repair services. But there are several factors to take into account when considering the cost of repairing a shower. Here are some essential factors that can impact how much a shower repair cost:

Shower Repair

Drain Impact

Plumbers can use a special tool called a plumber cable to help drain clogged drains. These tools are commonly referred to as snakes and are useful for removing debris that may cause slow drainage, too.

When drain cleaning services are needed, homeowners can expect the cost to be affected. For instance, homeowners can expect prices as low as $49 for unclogging drains with drain cleaning services from Dr. Drains Rooter & Drain Service, while drain cleaning services can cost $77 at El Cajon, California-based Drain Help.

Water Pressure

If a homeowner needs to get assistance with water pressure analysis or an installation of a valve that can help reduce the pressure of water coming into the home, then they should expect those repairs to affect the shower repair cost.

For example, low water pressure may require a shower head replacement, which typically costs more than replacing just the cartridge of the shower head. However, homeowners should also keep in mind that low water pressure may not always be the culprit.

It is possible that a buildup of mineral deposits exists. So, it's important for homeowners to have their pipes checked by a professional plumber who has experience with replacing shower heads, cartridges and valves.

Temperature Control

Sometimes the temperature of the water requires control, which homeowners often can manage themselves by adjusting the temperature of the water heater.

However, there are times when a water heater requires repair, and this can add up depending on the type of water heater that requires repair. For example, homeowners can typically expect tankless heater installations to cost more than installations of water heaters with tanks. San Diego, California-based Just Your PlumMer charges $875 for a tankless heater installation compared to $515 for a standard water heater with a tank.


When repairing the bathtub or shower, renters or homeowners often have to consider the surface of their shower or tub. By resurfacing these areas, those who are considering shower repair services can achieve a fresh look for their tub or shower.

Resurfacing costs may vary based on the type of material that's used to get the job done. For example, those looking to invest in a fiberglass resurfacing treatment for their tub can expect to pay more than they might for a porcelain resurfacing treatment.

Other Issues

There are several issues that can occur in a sink, shower or bathtub of a homeowner or renter, which all can impact the final price of repair. A leaky faucet can result in gallons of wasted water, which can heavily impact a renter's or homeowner's water bill.

Additionally, a leaky faucet or one that constantly drips can increase the price of a repair if it's left unchecked. Since prices vary for these services, homeowners should inquire about current prices and take advantage of free consultations or inspections, such as the free estimates provided by New Jersey-based King George Plumbing, Heating, Cooling and Electric.

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