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tohomelody 2020-04-08, 10:53

Choose the Perfect Shower FaucetBefore choosing a bathroom shower system, there are several factors to take into consideration including shower valves, configuration and type, water pressure, and accessories.The main factor is what your budget will allow. Today there are several different options in shower systems on the market and there is one for just about every budget. You will also need to consider which spray style you want, the size of your bathroom and what kind of a system your plumbing can support. Additionally, consider how the faucet fits in with the rest of your bathroom décor and the finish of your other bathroom fixtures. Here are some helpful tips on choosing the right shower system for your bathroom.1. Choose the Right Shower ValvesFirst, you’ll want to consider the shower valves, which is the plumbing part that controls the water flow of the shower tap. The shower valve is controlled by a handle and escutcheon or a wall plate. So, you won’t actually see the valve.The installation process involves inserting the valve into the wall, then putting the shower stall or shower system into place. Finally, you will need to install the faucet set or trim kit with the handle or control panel covering the valve.Shower valves come in thermostatic and manual options. Both are relatively similar, although thermostatic shower valves contain a device that turns off the flow of water if it goes above a certain temperature, Do It Yourself says.With a thermostatic shower valve, worrying about your shower scalding you are a thing of the past. Additionally, these valves solve the problem of a shower losing cold water if a toilet is flushed or that cold water is used elsewhere.2. Pick the Configuration and TypeWhen you’re looking for a faucet, you can either choose a solo showerhead or an all-in-one combination that offers both the shower tap and the bathtub faucet.When it comes to types of shower taps, they generally fall into five main categories. These categories include single-head spray shower heads, rain showers, dual and multiple showerheads, hand-held showerheads, and body sprays.3. Check the Water PressureAccording to Angie’s List, the water pressure for most shower heads fluctuates between 40 and 60 pounds per square inch (psi). Most hardware stores sell testers that you can screw onto the shower arm in place of the showerhead. This helps you determine your home’s water pressure before you buy a new shower head or faucet.Keep in mind, leaks, clogs, and old pipes that are wider than half an inch in diameter can all lead to low water pressure.4. Consider AccessoriesWhen shopping for your shower head or faucet, you’ll have a variety of accessories to choose from including:DivertersDiverters shift the flow of water from the spout to the showerhead. They are usually located on the spout. To activate the showerhead, pull the diverter upward.Hand showersYou'll need to install and an extra hole in your tub or shower wall to install a hand shower, but it will be worth it. Hand showers make rinsing off and bathtub cleaning a much easier task.Anti-scald valvesAn anti-scald valve will help protect you from sudden bursts of extreme water temperatures. No more freezing in the shower when someone else in your house flushes a toilet!Pressure-balancing valvesPressure-balancing valves will maintain preset water temperature when hot or cold water pressure drops suddenly.5. Find Something in Your BudgetFinding a shower faucet in your budget is especially important if you’re completing a full bathroom renovation. You’ll want to make sure you leave enough funds in the budget for more than just your bathtub and shower faucets.Homelody, you’ll find all your other faucet and bathroom needs!



By tohomelody in homelody-fr on 2020-04-08 10:53:26.