How To Replace Your Shower Head

Ways of replacing shower head

Tips of replacing shower head

There can be varied reasons for replacing your shower head, one of them can be overflowing of water or leakage of water. Well any of the reasons is, if you are not opting for replacing your shower head, you will have higher consumption of water leading to wastage of water and increase in your water bills. Now of course you don’t want any of these situations to happen and whenever you find leaking shower head or overflow in the shower head, you must instantly go for replacing your shower head. Replacing your shower head is an easy job to do and it is clearly a DIY project. Hence you can go for replacing your shower head by yourself and save some bucks which you have to usually give to your professional. If you are new to this, you will need some guidance for it. Here are some of the tips which will help you to replace your shower head by yourself. First thing for replacing your shower head is to gather all the tools used for replacing your shower head and then go ahead with the work. This will help you to do your work in continuity.

List of tools

  • Masking tape
  • New shower head
  • Drop clothes
  • Adjustable pliers
  • Teflon tape

Steps for replacing your shower head

  • Prepare the work area

Before you start with the job of replacing your shower head, you need to prepare your area first. Place some old towel on your bathroom floor. This will help the porcelain or fiberglass floor from getting damaged or scratched while you are working. After that take the adaptor kit which will come up with a diverter device which should be attached with that of shower stem and it will direct the flow of water in either of the two directions. This will allow you to use two shower heads from one water source.

  • Remove the old shower head

Make use of adjustable pliers and remove the old faucet. You might want to wrap up the jaws of the pliers by using the tape for preventing them from marring the chrome. Get rid of the old plumbers putty or the Teflon tape by using a rag which is placed on the left side of the threads of the shower stem. When you remove the old shower head, you can install the diverter. It’s very essential to ensure that you place the supplied washer in the neck of the diverter as per the direction issued on the kit.

  • Apply Teflon tape and install hose extender

The last step of replacing your shower head is to attach the Teflon tape to avoid water leak. Make sure that the direction of wrapping the tape is proper as if it is installed in opposite direction it will damage your shower head. After you are done with applying Teflon tape, attach the hose extender to it. Tighten it properly and make sure it is not loose or else there will be water dripping out of your shower head and there will be no point in installing the new one.

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