Are you tired of not having a good shower experience? If you live in an apartment or older home, you may be familiar with low water pressure and uncontrollable temperatures that come with malfunctioning showers. Replacing your shower head is an effective way to get your water pressure back in shape and make your showers more luxurious than they ever were before.
At Jim’s Plumbing Now, you can be sure that you’re getting the best water services at a fraction of the cost. Whether you’re a new homeowner or need an easy way to maximize your comfort, having a professional technician there to assist will ensure a hassle-free installation process. Read ahead to learn how to replace a shower head and how our team can help!
Preparing For A Shower Head Replacement
A shower head replacement is a simple task that many homeowners can complete on their own. It’s crucial to prepare accordingly if you decide to tackle this task DIY-style.
Gather Your Materials
Before you begin, make sure you have all the necessary tools and materials readily available. You’ll need the appliance replacement, an adjustable wrench, pliers and Teflon tape. This will ensure a smooth and efficient replacement process.
Remove The Old Shower Head
After turning off the faucet, use an adjustable wrench or pliers to grip the base of the old shower head where it connects to the shower arm. Turn the component counterclockwise to loosen and remove it. If it’s challenging to turn, you can wrap an old cloth or rag around it to provide a better grip without damaging the finish.
Clean the Shower Arm
Inspect the shower arm for debris, rust or old plumber’s tape. Use a cloth to wipe down the linear grooves, also known as threads, to ensure a smooth surface for the new shower head to attach.
The Shower Head Replacement Process
Apply Plumber’s Tape
To prevent leaks, wrap a few layers of plumber’s tape clockwise around the threads of the shower arm. This tape helps to create a watertight seal when you install the new shower head. This tape will prevent water from leaking at the base where the appliance screws in.
Install The New Shower Head
Screw the new shower head onto the shower arm by turning it clockwise. Tighten the shower head as much as possible. Be careful not to over-tighten, as this could damage the threads or cause leaks.
Test For Leaks
Turn on the water supply by turning the faucet on. Allow the water to flow through the new shower head. Check for any leaks around the connections. If you notice any leaks, gently use an adjustable wrench to tighten the shower head slightly.
Adjust The Spray Pattern
Many shower heads offer adjustable spray patterns. If your new showerhead has this feature, adjust it according to your preference. Once the appliance is securely in place without leaks, you can embrace the overall freshness of your upgraded shower experience!
Contact Us Today For Shower Head Installation
Are you ready for better showers? Jim’s Plumbing Now is here to provide excellent plumbing services that improve your daily comfort and convenience. If you’re looking to upgrade your bathroom with a new showerhead, look no further!
Our team of skilled plumbers can install your shower head with precision so it works perfectly. We make it easy for you to have a stress-free shower experience that leaves you feeling refreshed. Contact us now to schedule your installation and experience the luxurious and efficient results!