Shower head replacement is one of the simplest plumbing tasks. There are many reasons why you would choose to install new shower head. One of the most common is when the current shower head fails to spray properly. It could be because of lime and calcium deposits that have collected over time or due to corrosion. This guide will walk you through the entire process of shower head installation in Port Neches.
Before You Begin
Before you can start to install the new shower head, make sure that the shower faucets are shut off. Next, remove the old shower head. Use a wrench to grip the base of the shower fixture and turn the shower head counterclockwise. Once the shower head is removed, carefully clean the threads of the shower’s gooseneck to remove debris that may have built-up.
Time to Install the New Shower Head
Prepare the thread of the shower fixture’s gooseneck. Wrap it with a Teflon tape to prevent water from leaking once the new shower head is installed. A licensed Port Neches plumber recommends wrapping the threads around four to five times in a clockwise direction. Remember also to refrain from extending the tape above the threaded area so it will not be seen once the new shower head is attached.
Now it’s time to screw the new shower head on. Shower heads that come with a rubber washer will always be the best choice. If yours doesn’t have one, you will have to make sure that it is screwed tightly onto the gooseneck. If it comes with a rubber washer, do not use the wrench because you might end up forcing the washer into the shower arm.
Test the installation for leakages by turning the water supply on. Water should flow smoothly and without leaks. In case you observe leaks, carefully tighten the shower head using your wrench. You may wrap the shower head with a cloth before gripping with a wrench to prevent scratches or other damages.
Need Some Help for your Shower Installation in Port Neches?
Installing a new shower head is really a simple process. If you do not skip any of the steps listed here, installation should be error-free. Another reminder worth remembering is to keep the bathroom floor dry while you’re doing your DIY shower head installation project to prevent slipping.
Now, if you’re not confident with your DIY skills, you could always call Plumbers 911 for help. With its extensive database of local Texas plumbers, you can be sure that a licensed Port Neches plumber will be at your place in as little as an hour. Call (409) 237-3137 today to schedule an appointment.
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