Rather than contend with a low drizzle of water from your shower, install a new head. Showerheads are available in a wide range of styles including water conserving or massaging jets. If you have an existing shower, replacing the head is a simple project that you can do on a weekend afternoon in under an hour. Should you need to install new plumbing behind your shower, that is a more difficult task, best suited to a professional bathroom remodeling service in Charlotte like ours at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing of Charlotte.
The process for installing a showerhead is simple enough for even a novice DIY project. All you need to do is unscrew the old showerhead. If it refuses to come off, make sure you are turning the head counterclockwise. Should you still be unable to remove it, use pliers with the ends covered in duct tape to get a better grip on the end of the showerhead.
Once the old showerhead is off, clean the threads on the exposed pipe and wrap them with teflon tape. This will help to prevent leaks after you install the new showerhead. Screw the new head onto the end of the pipe, turning it in a clockwise direction until it is tight. Turn on the shower and check for any leaks around the new showerhead. Yes, the installation really is that simple. You don’t even need to shut off the water to the house because the taps for the shower control the water flow to the showerhead, and those will be turned off anyway.
While replacing your showerhead is a simple project, not every plumbing project around the house is. If you need assistance with installing a new shower or any other type of plumbing installation in your home, call us at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing of Charlotte at 704-461-1700. You can also schedule a service online.