Changing your showerhead is a work that you dont like at a certain moment. No matter how, you have to do the changing or tyring to fix it when facing the problem. There are several reasons to work on this task among others the current showerhead do not work well; You are striving to save water because using much water is a wasting cost and energy, and not good for our enviroment ; or you want to reduce chemical exposure with a filtered unit. What ever you have done regarding with your showerhead, we offer you some best solution to overcome with it quickly and easily.
Replacing shower head can be done for rental home as well as your private home. First thing that you have to make sure that your rental contract for specific plumbing clauses that may prohibit to replace it. To do your shower replacement, Please, provide some tools needed:
- New Showerhead
- Adjustable Wrench (we use an 8-inch)
- Teflon Tape (also called Plumber’s Tape)
Pick Your Showerhead
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You have to observe whether you have heavily chlorinated water in your area, you may want to look into showerhead filter to prevent chemical exposure to your hair and skin. Definitely something to consider if your blonde locks are taking on shades of green or you’re noticing orange buildup accumulating around the bathtub.
Remove Old Showerhead
Take your wrench and open it up wide enough to grip around the notch of your current showerhead. Give it a few counter-clockwise turns and it should loosen up. If you’re having a hard time getting it off, make sure you are gripping your wrench at the very end of the handle so you get more torque. Don’t apply a lot of force, though. As with anything plumbing related, be extra careful on the amount of pressure used to tighten and loosen.
Use your wrench to open your showerhead, start to open it up widely to grip around the notch of your current showerhead. Do a turn by that a few counter-clockwise untill it is loosen up. Make sure you can get it off well, if any difficulty you have top grip your wrench at the tip of the handle so you can easily get more torque.Once the showerhead loosens, simply finish removing by unscrewing the showerhead with your hands.
Remove Excess Materials
You will find some old materials when the old shower head had been removed, such as leftover rubber gaskets, or plumber’s tape around the pipe. Remove all the residue and excess material so you get off to a fresh new start.
Wrap with Teflon Tape
The pipe is wrapped by the threads of the pipe with some layers layers of the Teflon tape. The tape will adhere just fine to the threads of the pipe since it is not sticky as you may be accustomed to. The last, smooth out the tape along the threads with your fingers.
Install Replacement Head
You have to tighten the new showerhead with the pipe by following the turn of clock-wise. The use of use a wrench is not suggested unless doing the instructions that has been explicitly stated. In the event it is important to use it, be careful to not over-tighten (just do 1/4 turn at a time).
Check for leaks
Turn on the showerhead and look and feel for leaks around the seal. If there are none, then pat yourself on the back — you’ve just done one of your first DIY’s. If you do find a leak, try and hand-tighten the showerhead a bit more and test again. Is that easy and painless? Check up whether there is still any leaks around the seal, then turn on the showerhead and observe several times to make sure whether any leaks still available around the seal of your shower head, if you find there is still no leaksit means that you’ve just done one of your first DIY’s. Finally try and hand-tighten the showerhead a bit more and test again.