Is it normal for a shower to drip for a period occasionally?

Discussion in 'Plumbers' Talk' started by JamesLondon100, Mar 7, 2023.

  1. JamesLondon100

    JamesLondon100 New Member


    We recently had a new bathroom fitted which also involved a new shower. I've noticed that the shower occasionally will suddenly drip for a few moments (maybe 10 seconds, maybe longer), despite water not being used. It only happens from time to time (maybe a couple of times a week) and then stops, so it's not really a big issue.

    I have a one year guarantee with the builders, so if this is something I should be concerned about, do I need to ask them to come back? Or is this just a normal kind of thing with some showers (our plumbing is ancient - it looks like spaghetti junction where our water tank is).

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Ay Bee Cee

    Ay Bee Cee Active Member

    If from the shower head, sounds like capillary action.
  3. JamesLondon100

    JamesLondon100 New Member

    Thanks. Yes it's just the shower head - taps not affected. Is that good or bad? :)
  4. Ay Bee Cee

    Ay Bee Cee Active Member


    If not a fixed one, could leave the head in different positions when finished to see if it drains.

    Or even on the shower base if it wakes you up.
  5. JamesLondon100

    JamesLondon100 New Member

    Thanks, much appreciated.

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