Your bathtub faucet should not be leaking
The diverter changes the flow of water to your faucet or your shower head. If your bathtub faucet leaks or you have water coming out of both the shower head and the faucet, then you probably need to replace the diverter.
Here are some precautions to take should you decide to replace the diverter yourself:
Turn off the water first. If you don’t, your bathroom could flood once you take out the old diverter because water will shoot out. You also want to turn off the water because it will make your job much easier.
Seal the drain, which will be located directly below the diverter. The reason you’ll want to do this is you will be dealing with several small screws that could easily fall down the drain. If you even lose one or two, you may need to go back to the store and get another new diverter or get replacement screws.
If you don’t feel like hassling with diverter replacement on your own, call Essig Plumbing and Cooling today.