Sometimes you are in need of a new showerhead. This can happen for a variety of reasons, like for example, you do not like the pressure your current one has. Or maybe you have a leaky showerhead that you are unable to fix, causing you to be constantly wasting water and creating high-cost water bills. This is when you need to replace your showerhead with a brand new one. Replacing a showerhead can be a very simple process that you can do all on your own, but it is an easy process too for mistakes to creep up and complicate the situation. If you are in need of guidance on how to best go about getting rid of your old showerhead and putting in a brand new one, take the following into consideration.
Gather Your Materials and Tools
When you are getting ready to replace your showerhead, you cannot just go in with just your new showerhead and replace your old one using nothing else but your bare hands. First, you want to make sure you have everything you need to replace it. Usually, all you really need is an adjustable wrench, set of channel lock pliers, and some plumber’s tape. Having these items handy will help you accomplish your task of replacing a showerhead.
Remove the Old One
The first step to replacing a showerhead is to first remove your old showerhead. You can easily remove your showerhead with a wrench, but while doing so make sure you are holding onto your shower arm to make sure it does not get twisted up, causing it to fall off the wall. That will just create a whole other problem for you to handle and after all, you just wanted to replace your showerhead, not your shower arm. During this time too, you will want to remove any material or dirt you find stuck in the thread of your shower arm so that it is not still there and building up after you are done replacing it.
Install Your New Showerhead
The next step in replacing your showerhead is to take your plumber’s tape and wrap it around your threads of the pipe. Next, you will want to pick up your wrench again and start to attach the showerhead onto the shower arm. It is recommended that you use channel locks to hold your shower arm in place to avoid it breaking by accident in the process. Once you are done, you will want to check to see if any leaks are present around the seal and if not, then you will be good to go with your new showerhead.
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