How to Replace a Showerhead

How to Replace a Showerhead

Are you spring cleaning and ready to make some updates around the house? One of the simplest ways to make an easy upgrade that makes a big impact is to replace your showerhead. Replacing a showerhead is an easy project that can be done quickly and inexpensively, likely able to be completed in an hour or less. Additionally, it can save you money in the long run, as old shower heads tend to leak perform less efficiently. So how do you change a showerhead? Learn more from Wright Building Center.

Choosing Your Showerhead

Showerheads come in a large variety of colors, designs, and styles, making it easy to find one that matches the aesthetic of your bathroom. Pick up the showerhead that is right for your space, and follow these basic steps to replace it. 

Step 1- Do thorough checks before you begin

Before you begin the replacement process, make sure to read the instructions on your new showerhead as the process may differ slightly depending on the brand and style. Additionally, make sure that you have all necessary supplies gathered, such as plumbers tape, a wrench, pliers, and a wire brush. 

Step 2- Remove the existing showerhead

At the start of this step, make sure that the faucet is turned off unless you want to deal with a wet mess. Once you have the faucet turned off, remove the current showerhead carefully, using a wrench if necessary.

Step 3- Clean

Before you can install the new showerhead, you need to clean off the threads as they will likely have rust, dirt, or other materials on them. 

Step 4- Install the new showerhead

Wrap the exposed pipe with thread sealing tape. After you have the pipe threaded, attach the showerhead following the instructions from the manufacturers. 

Step 5- Check the installation

Before you wrap up the project, take a look at the fit and make sure that there are no leaks. Once you’ve checked this, your new showerhead is installed and ready to go!

Home Improvement with Wright Building Center

Itching to start your own spring DIY project? Come see us at Wright Building Center to pick up supplies for your latest project. Find us in Murphysboro and Sparta today, or give us a call to see if we have what you need!

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