How To Install A Handheld Shower Head

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Replacing your old shower head with a handheld shower head can be a great way to improve your showering experience as you can direct the water anywhere you like and feel relaxed, similar to if you were enjoying a table shower massage. There are many different types of handheld shower heads available, so it is important to choose the one that is best for you. Knowing how to install a handheld shower head can be a great way to save money on a plumber.

In this article, we will show you how to install a handheld shower head so that you can have a great showering experience. Keep reading to find out more. 

Tools That You Will Need To Get Started

  • Screwdriver
  • Wrench
  • Teflon tape
  • Level

How to Install a Handheld Showerhead

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 Instructions

  1. Choose the handheld shower head that is best for you. There are many different types of handheld shower heads available, so it is important to choose the one that is best for you. You will want to consider the style of the shower head, the size, and the available features.
  2. Remove your old shower head. Use a screwdriver to remove the old shower head from the wall. If your old shower head is attached with screws, you will need to use a wrench to remove them. If your old shower head is not attached with screws, you may be able to simply pull it off.
  3. Install the new shower head. Follow the instructions that come with your new shower head. In most cases, you will need to use Teflon tape to seal the connection between the shower head and the hose. You may also need to use a wrench to tighten the connection.
  4. Connect the hose and tighten the screws. Once the new shower head is installed, you will need to connect the hose. Make sure that you tighten all of the screws so that there are no leaks.
  5. Turn on the water and test it out. Once everything is connected, you can turn on the water and test out your new shower head. Be sure to check for any leaks before you get in the shower.

Installing a handheld shower head can be a great way to improve your showering experience. Follow these simple instructions to install your new shower head.

Choosing The Right Shower Head

In point one above, we briefly mentioned that you will want to choose the right shower head for you. There are many different types of handheld shower heads available on the market, so it is important to take your time to find the one that is best for you. You will want to consider the style of the shower head, the size, and the available features. The best handheld showerheads will have a variety of features that can make your showering experience more enjoyable. 

Below, we will discuss each of these factors in more detail so that you can make an informed decision when choosing your new shower head.

  • Style: The style of the shower head is a matter of personal preference. There are many different styles available, so you should take some time to browse through your options and find the one that you like best.
  • Size: The size of the shower head is important to consider because you will want to make sure that it is comfortable for you to hold. Some shower heads are larger than others, so be sure to consider this when making your purchase.
  • Features: There are many different features available on different types of handheld shower heads. Some of the more common features include adjustable spray settings, pause buttons, etc. Be sure to consider what features are important to you before making your purchase.

Now that you know some of the things that you should consider when choosing a handheld shower head, let’s speak about another common problem with these types of showers – low flow restriction in water.

How To Increase Water Pressure In Your Shower

If you have ever experienced low water pressure in your shower, then you know how frustrating it can be. There are a few different things that can cause low water pressure in your shower, but thankfully there are also a few different ways that you can fix the problem. Below, we will discuss some of the common causes of low water pressure in your shower and some of the best ways to fix the problem.

Common Causes:

  • Clogged Shower Head: One of the most common causes of low water pressure in your shower is a clogged shower head. Over time, mineral deposits can build up and clog the holes in your shower head, which will reduce the flow of water.
  • Clogged Pipes: Another common cause of low water pressure in your shower is clogged pipes. If your pipes are clogged, it will restrict the flow of water and cause low water pressure.
  • Low Water Pressure: If you have low water pressure in your home, likely, you will also have low water pressure in your shower. This is because the shower is supplied by the same water line as the rest of your plumbing fixtures.

Removing a flow restrictor from your shower head can be an easy way to increase water pressure.

How To Install Handheld Shower Head – FAQ

I Have A Handheld Shower Head That I Would Like To Install. Can You Give Me Some Tips?

Yes, certainly. Installing a handheld shower head is not difficult, but there are a few things you need to keep in mind. First, make sure that the water supply lines to your shower are properly turned off before starting any work. Next, remove the old shower head from the arm or bracket using a wrench. With the old shower head removed, clean up the threads on the arm or bracket so that the new shower head will have a good seal. Finally, screw on the new shower head finger-tight, then use the wrench to finish tightening it (do not over-tighten). Test for leaks and enjoy your new shower head.

Do I Need To Use Any Special Tools Or Parts To Install My Handheld Shower Head?

No, you should not need any special tools or parts. As long as you have a wrench that can properly fit the shower head's threaded connector, you should be all set.

Waterpik PowerPulse Massage Chrome 6-Spray Handheld Shower 1.8-GPM (6.8-LPM) in the Shower Heads department at Lowes.com

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Final Thoughts On How To Install A Handheld Shower Head

In conclusion, installing a handheld shower head is not as difficult as it may seem. With the right tools and a little bit of know-how, you can have your new shower head up and running in no time. Be sure to follow all instructions carefully and always use caution when working with plumbing fixtures. If you have any questions or concerns, be sure to consult a professional before beginning any work.

Kevin Farrugia

Kevin Farrugia

Kevin is a household and appliance enthusiast and loves to follow the latest trends in kitchen and house decoration. He also loves to walk the isles of Home Depot and Lowes to review products and materials in person. Before joining Kitchen Infinity, Kevin owned a handyman company.

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