Thinking of replacing that boring, low-flow showerhead that came with the house? Here’s what you need to know if you are interested in replacing the showerhead with a new, fancy showerhead or hiring one of the Brisbane, CA, plumbers to do it for you.
You can replace a showerhead in a manner of minutes. What takes time is the research and shopping around for the best showerhead for you and the best price. Not all showerheads are created equal. They may look the same, but there are certain things to look for such as water flow, spray circumference, etc. to find the perfect new showerhead.
The most common type of showerhead is the fixed or wall mount showerhead. Nothing exciting here. They are about five inches in diameter and give solid pressure. A step-up in fixed showerheads are the multi-function heads. These have a knob that adjust between different spray patterns from standard to massage to wide spray.
Rain Showerheads are basically a fixed showerhead with a wider diameter, and are positioned in the shower overhead. Under water flow regulations, showerhead manufacturers restrict the output of water to a maximum of 2.5 gallons per minute. Eco-friendly showerheads have water flow of 1.5 gallons per minute. Therefore, the wider the diameter of the head the more water coverage, but less water pressure. The smaller the diameter of the head, the less water coverage, but greater pressure.
This type is the most popular showerhead on the market for their versatility. These showerheads come with a detachable hose that is typically five feet long, and a holder for the showerhead. People like them because they work as a fixed shower head, but you can also rinse off soap and wet the walls with the handheld showerhead. If you need a shower seat, the handheld showerheads are convenient. And their great for washing the dog.
This is a combination of a fixed showerhead with a separate handheld showerhead attached to a hose. This gives you the best of both worlds and two sources of water. You can leave the fixed showerhead flowing while you use the handheld showerhead. Or you can switch to using just one of the two showerheads. If both showerheads are used simultaneously, you will have less water pressure from both showerheads. By using both showerheads at the same time you are dividing the water pressure in half for each showerhead.
Replacing your existing showerhead with any of these different showerheads is an easy task or call in a Brisbane, CA plumber. To do it yourself, you’ll need a wrench to remove and tighten the new showerhead, as well as Teflon tape. And be sure to follow the instructions that come with the new showerhead.