There’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good shower, which is why it’s essential to upgrade and maintain them when the time comes. Since showering is the perfect way to unwind and relax, you wouldn’t want to stress over a faulty showerhead.
An old model loses money, comfort and an aesthetic experience. It may seem like changing a showerhead is a daunting task at first, but in reality, it’s very straightforward! All Aloha Plumbing is here to provide you with step-by-step instructions and the best showerheads suited for your bathroom plumbing in Tempe.
Different Types Of Shower Heads
Before you replace your shower head, you should take some time to research what type would be the best fit for your needs. There are various types to choose from, and they all offer their unique functions. The following are some of the most common options found in homes.
Handheld showers are detachable and designed to be removed from where they are mounted. They are especially beneficial for people with mobility issues or if you need to be seated in a shower.
Because they are detachable, you have better control over where the stream of water hits. Another plus about handheld showers is the ease of use for pet owners, which can reach your furry friends in the tub.
Low-flow showerheads are a great fit if you’re looking for an eco-friendly option that saves utility bills. These are usually classified by GPM, short for gallons per minute. While 2.1 GPM is the average for most people, a lower GPM can save money and water.
Too low of a GPM can mean you lose out on water pressure, so you should make sure you choose an excellent quality low-flow showerhead that doesn’t sacrifice good water pressure.
As indicated by its name, rain showerheads are meant to emulate rainfall. They are very large and have multiple streams of water coming out at once. Rain showerheads are luxurious and have gentle water pressure, so they’re a good option for people who don’t like high water pressure and a zen-like experience in the shower.
The only drawback is that they tend not to be as water-efficient as other showerheads and tend to only have one setting.
These are the standard, most common types that come to mind when people speak about showerheads.
Fixed showerheads stay attached to the wall. The neck of the showerhead does not move, but the head may allow for slight movement from side to side or up and down.
Installation for these is simple due to how popular they are, and it can quickly be done by yourself. They also usually include different types of water flow settings. Fixed showerheads are a fantastic, cost-efficient, versatile option.
Shower Head Installation
- Inspect the shower arm for any rust or other deposits. The shower arm is the pipe that connects the shower head to the water source in the wall.
- Clean as needed. This will allow for easier removal of the showerhead.
- Use a rust remover if needed.
- Unscrew the shower head by turning it counterclockwise.
- If you cannot remove it by hand, wrap the shower head with a towel and turn it with pliers.
- A very stubborn shower head might require lubricant or extra help from another person.
- Once the old shower head has been removed, clean off any excess rust, sealant, tape or shower arm threads.
- If required by your shower, wrap new plumber’s tape around the threads of the shower arms clockwise.
- Install the new showerhead. Screw the shower head onto the shower arm, twisting in a clockwise direction to tighten it.
- Turn the water on to check for leaks.
- If leaks occur, re-wrap the threads with thread seal tape. Adjust with a wrench until there are no more leaks.
The Plumbers With The Aloha
Here at All Aloha Plumbing Tempe, we take your comfort very seriously, which is why we’re here for all your plumbing-related needs. To find out more about our shower head installation services, give us a call today!