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How to Change a Showerhead

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One of the easiest home updates is replacing the showerhead. Amazingly, most homeowner overlook how changing the showerhead can make for a better showering experience. Overtime, showerheads can get clogged with the residue build up. It is advised you should change it every 6-8 months!

Tools you will need:

Here are few steps to remove a fixed showerhead:

  • Turn off the shower faucet. You do not need to turn off the whole house water.
  • Wrap the towel around the base of the old shower head.
  • Use adjustable wrench and start turning the shower head counterclockwise.
  • If the pipe is hard to turn, use a pipe cleaner to loosen up dirt and grime 
  • Clean the residue off with the wire brush.
  • Some showerheads might require you to wrap the tape around the thread of the shower arm before installing a new one.
  • Attach the new showerhead turning it clockwise. If you need to tighten it, wrap the towel around the base of the fixture to tighten the showerhead.
  • Turn on the faucet to test for leakage.

When shopping for a new on, luckily, all showerhead sizes are universal. Perhaps you might want to upgrade to the rainshower style. The pulsating massage feature is very relaxing. Many have adjustable multi-spray functions for everyone in your family.

There are a few things to consider when choosing a new showerhead, depending on your house hold water pressure. Not every household or size of shower, for example, is proper for a rainshower style . Stop by your local Sutherlands and our friendly staff can guide you to find the most suited for your needs and help you with any questions you may have to install it properly.


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