Due to many reasons, people decide to replace their current showerhead.
One of the most common reasons is low water pressure. Like, most people complain that rain showerheads provide low water flow which is not strong enough to rinse out shampoo from the hair.
The fact is, at the time of bathroom refurbishment, everyone looking for a high-pressure shower head.
In the market, there are numerous models available which comes with multiple functions and features.
Whether you choose Delta, Kohler, AquaDance, Moen, American standard or any other branded showerhead, you need to check all features.
Before buying a showerhead, it is essential to know showerhead is mounted on the wall or attached to the ceiling.
This article is about easy installation steps which help you to replace your current showerhead with a new one.
Steps To Replace The Showerhead
If you want to upgrade your shower room and want to give the aesthetic appearance. Then you need to explore the famous branded showerheads that are easy to install and maintain.
Replacing a showerhead is not a difficult task anymore. By using a few plumbing tools and following easy steps, you can fit your showerhead on your own. You do not need to contact the plumber for this job. Just follow this installation guide.
- Gather Installation Tools
First of all, you need to gather all the necessary tools, by which installation goal would be accomplished. Include a blanket, a pair of slip-joint pliers, an adjustable wrench, Teflon tape, and a brand-new shower head.
- Do Not Forget To Turn Off The Shower
Before installation, the showerhead, make sure the shower is completely turned off. By this, water will not leak out during installation. Keep in mind; do not shut off the water supply.
- Lay down A Blanket
It is essential to lay down a blanket over the drain while installing showerhead. It will protect the shower floor surface from falling tools. Moreover, the blanket ensures that anything falls; it would not fall in the drain.
- Remove The Existing Showerhead
You need to wrap a cloth around the base of the existing shower arm. Open up the channel locks and grip them, hold shower arm, and then screw off the showerhead. Wrap the cloth around your existing showerhead, use an adjustable wrench, and turn the showerhead counted clockwise to unscrew the showerhead from the shower arm. Some showerheads can be remover, turning them counterclockwise with hands. So, it is advisable, try to remove it with hands. In case you cannot loosen it with hands, then use wrench and cloth.
- Clean The Threads And Tape It
After removing the existing showerhead, use a clean rag to clean the screw threads of the shower arm. Moreover, you can also use the toothbrush and clean grime and rust. After cleaning threads, remove old Teflon from the threads of the shower arm and wrap the new Teflon tape in a clockwise. So, when you install new showerhead, the tape does not come undone. To make sure, press the taping into the grooves of the threads.
- Fit A New Showerhead On Shower Arm
Now, attach the new showerhead on to the shower arm, and by hands twist it clockwise. By this showerhead will be secure. After securing a new showerhead, you need to use the pliers, cloths, and adjustable wrench to tauten the showerhead. Afterward, wrap the base of the showerhead and shower arm with a towel. For cloth grip, you need to use pliers and hold the shower are base. The adjustable wrench clamp onto the cloth, and clockwise turn the showerhead as much as it needed.
This installation procedure can be applied on any fixed mount showerheads and handheld showerheads. The only difference is, the diverter attached between the handheld showerhead and the shower arm.
- Turn on the Water
The installation is done, now you can turn on the water supply, turn on the showerhead, and check the water leaks properly. If you find any leakage, by turn on the showerhead, the shut off the water, and apply Teflon tape again. After reinstallation, carefully tightening it little more.
So, these were some easy to follow and simple steps that would help you to replace your existing showerhead with any other shower that you just purchased.