Usually, shower heads are located 80 inches above the ground. Certainly, this configuration works for most people, but not for others. So, if you’re as tall as a basketball player, taking a shower is certainly real messy process for you. So lets learn how to raise shower head easily at home in only 10-15 minutes.
Bending your neck every time you want to wet your hair may be annoying. Also, it may leave you with a serious neck pain after getting out of the shower.
If you don’t have enough money to remodel the whole shower to your needs, don’t worry. There’s a practical solution that will only take a fraction of the money you would spend on that case. So in this article you’ll learn how to raise a shower head in an easy, quick and cheap way.
What is Shower Head?
A shower head is a shower attachment that transforms a water string into a gentle and uniform rain. As a result shower heads allow an even distribution of water all over your body. This feature also allows saving water and reducing showering time.
The most common materials used for the manufacture of shower heads are plastic, aluminum, brass and stainless steel. Among all, stainless steel is the best, because of its high durability, glossy finish and high resistance to external agents.
Best shower heads are also able to filter the tap water, eliminating chlorine, mercury, lead and other dangerous substances. Some models go beyond, adding vitamins and minerals to the water to improve the aesthetic appearance of skin, hair and nails.
Other models can ionize water, providing a therapeutic effect on the body. Ionized water certainly helps to soften the skin and reduce stress. These shower head models are also the most expensive ones, but they worth every penny.
Step by Step Guide to Raise Shower Head
In the past, you had to demolish your shower walls to raise the shower head. Fortunately, somebody came up with a less destructive idea to fix this problem. Below, you’ll find a step-by-step guide of how to do it.
- First of all, you must have all the required tools and materials for this purpose. Here’s a list of what you need:
- Dry cloth
- 11-Inch S pipe
- Teflon tape
- Rust remover (additional)
- Once you have all you need, you can proceed with the installation process. And before getting started, turn off the water supply.
- After that, remove the shower head with your hands. To do this, you’ll have to turn it counterclockwise. If the shower head doesn’t move, apply rust remover around the thread and leave the product to take effect for about 5 minutes. Then try to remove again.
- After that, remove the shower arm. To do this, wrap it with a dry cloth to prevent scratches. Then, unscrew it using some pliers. If the shower head doesn’t move, apply rust remover on its thread.
- Apply Teflon tape around both threads of the S pipe. Roll the tape in clockwise direction, so it doesn’t detach while screwing.
- Then, install the S pipe with your hands. Don’t apply too much pressure so you can easily remove it in case of water leaks.
- After that, install the shower head with your hands. Before installation, make sure there’s no limescale, rust or debris that may be clogging it. If that happens, submerge the shower head in a 50:50 solution of white vinegar and water overnight. Then, remove the buildups with a brush.
- Turn on the water supply. Then turn on the shower and verify there are no water leaks. In case of one, turn off the water supply. Then repeat steps 3-7.
- If everything is fine and there are no water leaks, attach firmly the shower arm by screwing with the pliers.
Certainly, raising a shower head on these days is a piece of cake. You just need to install a new shower arm to get the job done. And best of all, the whole installation process doesn’t take more than 10 minutes of your valuable time.
So, forget about calling contractors to demolish your shower and take your money. With this simple and practical solution, you can save several hundreds of dollars. Now that you know how to raise your shower arms, it’s up to you to get down to work.