What should I look for when buying a new shower head?

Mr. Handyman of Wheaton-Hinsdale Gives Us 3 Things to Know Before Purchasing a Shower Head

If you have old, leaky shower fixtures that need replacing, or if you’re looking to improve your shower experience, there are several things to know before choosing a shower head. There are a lot of choices available, some of which may need an expert for proper installation.

  1. Replacing a shower head can be a simple DIY project. Unscrew the old shower head with an adjustable wrench, and remove the existing plumber’s tape from the threading around the shower arm. Put fresh plumber’s tape over the threading to create a tight seal, and screw on the new shower head. Check for leaks, and tighten if necessary.
  2. If your budget allows for a more extensive update, consider a model with adjustable settings, a handheld sprayer, or even a “shower tower” with multiple jets and sprayers. Multi-setting models may offer as many as twelve settings, including mist, massage, and pulsing. Handheld sprayers come in handy for bathing children or even pets. They’re also very useful for the elderly, the handicapped, or anyone recovering from an injury who may need to use a shower bench. A rain shower head provides a spa-like experience by offering an overhead soothing water flow.
  3. If your shower provides only a weak flow of water instead of a forceful, invigorating stream, a new shower head may help. Although the Department of Energy limits water delivery to 2 1/2 gallons per minute to conserve both water and energy, you may have low water pressure in your home to start with. An expert can advise you as to whether adjusting or replacing the pressure regulator would increase the water flow.

Mr. Handyman of Wheaton-Hinsdale is ready to assist you, whether your goal is to replace a simple shower head, diagnose and potentially increase your water flow, or install a shower system to provide a true spa-like experience. For more information, please contact:

Mr. Handyman of Wheaton-Hinsdale

245 W. Roosevelt Road #69

West Chicago, IL


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