What To Look For In A New Shower Head

by Editor on May 6, 2013


The right shower head will create a far more enjoyable and beneficial showering experience. There’s nothing worse than sitting underneath a basic head that sputters out water at low pressure. Thankfully, homeowners can easily install new shower heads without the assistance of a professional plumber. If you are interested in replacing your shower head, keep reading for some essential tips on how to choose the right one.

Before you go out in search of a new shower head, you should first check to make sure the water pressure is okay in your home. Some people are shocked to find their new shower head displaces water at the same pressure and speed as their previous shower head. This is usually due to poor water pressure in the home. You can check the pressure in your home by purchasing ans using a gauge sold at most home improvement stores. Simply connect the gauge to an exterior faucet and turn the water all the way on. It will then give you a reading on how much water pressure your home is putting out. If your home has poor pressure, try reducing the amount of water-using devices that are running. Alternatively, you can also call the water company or contact professional plumbers to come out and check your home.

Fixed or Portable

Shower heads are generally broken down into either one of two different categories – fixed or portable. As the name suggests, fixed shower heads are screwed directly into shower and can’t be moved. Once they are installed, there’s no way to move them other than changing their direction. Portable shower heads, on the other hand, can be detached from the shower and held in your hand. These are ideal for spraying down your body in those hard-to-reach places.

Both fixed and portable shower heads offer a comfortable and relaxing experience when used correctly. When choosing one, look for a shower head with multiple pressure and steam options. Personally, I enjoy alternating my shower streams when I bathe. Some days I’ll want a concentrated, high-pressure stream for a fast shower, while other times I’ll take it more slow with more of a mist coming out at low-pressure. The great thing about adjustable shower heads is the simple fact that it gives you the freedom to change the stream and pressure of the water.

Rain Shower Head

Many people prefer the relaxing feel of a rain shower head. These are fixed heads with several tiny holes underneath that drip water out (hence the name). One of the reasons why so many people choose these over traditional shower heads is because of their even water distribution. Once they are installed and turned on, you’ll notice the water comes out incredibly consistent. In addition, rain shower heads also offer a stylish touch to the interior design and decor that’s not found in traditional shower heads.

After reading this, you should have a better idea on which shower head is right for you. The market is loaded with different styles, shapes and designs, so take the time to choose the one best suited for your needs.

About the Author

Anderson is a content contributor for Teak Your Shower. Anderson enjoys writing about home improvement tips, and much more. He recommends going to TeakYourShower.com for the best teak shower benches online.

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