Whether your house is 10 years old or has been a part of your neighborhood
for several decades, you may find yourself wanting to make simple improvements
over time. One easy way to upgrade your bathroom is to install a new showerhead.
Read through the following tips for this project, and then look for
equipment rentals to help you complete the job quickly and correctly.
Get the Right Tools
Securing the correct tools for the job will help you replace your showerhead
efficiently. First, you will need to pick out the perfect replacement
showerhead. Be sure to consider features like water efficiency and adjustable
flow settings. Then, you’ll need to get an adjustable wrench and
pliers. Electrical tape and Teflon tape may also come in handy during
Prep the Area
The first step in installing a new showerhead is to remove the old one.
You can do this by using the adjustable wrench to turn the showerhead
counter-clockwise until it is completely unscrewed. For stability, use
the pliers to grip the shower arm, but be sure to wrap it in electrical
tape first to protect it from scratches. Once the old showerhead has been
removed, be sure to remove any rust and mineral deposits from the shower
arm. Next, to ensure you have a watertight seal for your new showerhead,
you can wrap the shower arm threads with the Teflon tape.
Complete the Installation
Once the shower arm has been prepped, it is time to install your new showerhead.
This is easy to do—you simply need to place it over the end of the
shower arm, and then turn it clockwise until it is secure on the shower
arm. You can use the adjustable wrench to ensure that it is firmly in
place. Then, turn on the water and look for any leaks at the joint between
the shower arm and the showerhead.
Whether you want to install a new showerhead or complete another DIY project
A-1 Equipment Rental Center can help you get the job done right. We offer a variety of rental items,
including drills, generators, plumbing equipment, and air compressors
in Redwood City. To find out more, give us a call today at (650) 369-2992.