There comes a time when you simply want to make an upgrade in your bathroom.
Yet, you may not be ready to take the plunge toward a full-scale renovation that may involve ripping up the floor, tearing down a wall and replacing the existing toilet and shower. With the holidays quickly approaching, you've likely put any large projects on hold until 2017.
Lucky for you a thorough cleaning or minor upgrades can go a long way toward giving the bathroom a fresh feeling, and you can start with replacing the showerhead.
First, you'll want to find the right design. These days, showerheads can provide basic functions or more advanced ones such as different water pressure levels. You also have to factor in the design so it matches the current bathroom setup.
Once you've picked out a showerhead, it's time for the replacement process, which shouldn't take more than two hours.
Start by removing the shower head using a pair of Channellock pliers. Place an old rag or some electrical tape between the lock nut and the pliers to protect the shower head's metal finish. Turn counter-clockwise to loosen the head, then use your hand to remove it the rest of the way.
You can then mount the new showerhead in place. Twist in a clockwise direction to tighten it.
Once everything is in place, turn on the water to ensure there are no leaks. If there are, you'll need to use some tape while carefully tightening the showerhead.
Because of the various types of showerheads, you'll want to ensure you follow installation steps carefully. And if you discover serious plumbing issues at any time, don't hesitate to call your local Bronx Roto-Rooter.