Professional Steam Shower Repair in Houston
WHAT IS A STEAM SHOWER?
Steam showers are tiled and enclosed shower stalls that use an electric generator to pump steam into the stall. The enclosure allows the steam to stay inside the shower stall, providing all the health and relaxation benefits of a sauna at the gym, without having to share it with six strangers.
IS A STEAM SHOWER THE SAME AS A SAUNA?
No. The difference between the two breaks down like this; a sauna uses low humidity and high heat (up to two-hundred degrees) and is generally a wood construction. Steam showers use high humidity and lower temperatures (between one-hundred and one-hundred-twenty degrees) and will look more like a standard shower stall with tile and glass doors.
The significant difference between the two is; you’re going to sweat more in a sauna, but since the body recognizes the wet steam as being hotter than it is, a steam shower will feel as hot as a sauna.
WHAT CAN GO WRONG WITH MY STEAM SHOWER?
Most problems that require a steam shower repair in Houston are centered around the steam generator unit. If your steam shower is not producing any steam at all, the first thing you want to check is the circuit breaker for the generator. If everything checks out OK with the power supply to the steam generator, and you still are not getting steam, make sure that the water supply inlet valves are open. If the valves are open, and still isn’t steam in your shower, you may have a faulty heating element in your steam generator.
Another common issue that calls for steam shower repair in Houston is lowered steam pressure, which is often the result of faulty seals. There are several seals within a steam generator assembly, from the supply lines and drain lines to the steam outlet pipes. Check the fittings going into and coming out of the steam generator unit, and if there’s evidence of a leak, call Nick’s Plumbing and Sewer Services to schedule an appointment to inspect your steam shower.
WHY CALL NICK’S PLUMBING FOR MY STEAM SHOWER REPAIR IN HOUSTON?
Nick’s Plumbing and Sewer Services has been in the Houston Heights since 1979 and are at the forefront of steam shower repair in Houston technology. With over forty years in business and over one-hundred-and-fifty-thousand satisfied customers, Nick’s wants to be YOUR plumbing company.