Take the first step to transforming your bathroom into a spa like getaway by switching out your shower head. Upgrading the shower head in your bathroom is a great way to boost the comfort and value of your home. Here is how to install it yourself:
Whether you have a luxurious shower head or are switching to a water-saving model, you want to have everything with you from the start. In most instances, all you will need in addition to the package is an adjustable wrench and plumber's tape. Read the instructions thoroughly to ensure comprehension.
Remove Current Shower Head
- Turn off the water supply, either the faucets or the main supply.
- Use the adjustable wrench to loosen base, utilizing counter-clockwise motions.
- Once you take it off, clean the entire area.
- Make certain existing tape and compounds have been thoroughly removed.
Prep for New Shower Head
- The goose-neck heads sticking out of your shower needs to be wrapped with plumber's tape so the new shower head doesn't leak. Use no more than a foot of the tape to cover the threads.
- Wrap it in a clockwise motion, taking care to cover the threaded part of the pipe. Otherwise, the tape will be visible after installation.
- Apply gentle pressure, securing the tape in the pipe threads.
Installation with Washer
- If your new unit includes a rubber washer, start by placing it
- Tighten by hand and turn the water supply back on.
- Run it for several minutes, checking to see if leaks appear. If not, you are finished.
- If you see leaks at the connection, turn off the water supply.
- Tighten further by hand rather than a wrench. Have someone stronger assist if you cannot get a secure fit with your own hand-tightening efforts.
Note: Using a wrench can damage your new shower.
Installation without a Washer
- If your new shower head does not have a rubber washer, screw it onto your shower arm by hand.
- Tighten and check for leaks. If you cannot obtain a sufficiently secure fit with hand tightening, you can use a wrench.
- Cover the base with duct tape or heavy material to prevent damage to the finish. Tighten incrementally until you do not experience leaks.
Replacing your existing shower head with a new one will allow you to enjoy your bathing experiences and increase the appeal of your home when you are ready to put it on the market. This is an easy task that can be done with a minimal amount of time and effort. Then, you can shower in luxury!