How to install a shower head in 5 easy steps

Anytime you mention anything about plumbing – people freak. They believe that installing a shower head will result in that old movie-type cliche where a pipe bursts and water sprays all over the place.

But it just isn’t true. Installing a shower head is a simple, painless process that can be achieved within minutes of removing the fixture from its box. Check out these simple steps below to achieve handiwork glory.

1. What you’ll need

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2. Apply plumber’s tape to the shower arm

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3. Twist shower head clockwise onto shower arm

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4. Tighten with adjustable wrench

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Note: use a hand towel over the shower head to avoid getting scratches on finish

5. Turn water on to check for leaks

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Get Fresh with Anystream Refresh Showerheads

Speakman Company is pleased to introduce the Anystream® Refresh Collection.  The Anystream® Refresh showerheads are one of the many new showerhead collections introduced by Speakman during the February launch of the renewed shower product line.

The Anystream® Refresh Collection features three design aesthetics; contemporary, traditional and modern to appeal to varying user preferences.  Each Refresh style offers a unique spray configuration of massage, needle and full-body flood sprays.  The family includes three fixed, three hand-held shower, and nine unique combination showers available in both polished chrome and brushed nickel.

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All Refresh showerheads feature the innovative Anystream 360º™ spray technology.  Developed by Speakman’s engineering team, Anystream 360º™ spray technology allows Speakman Anystream showerheads to achieve a 360º rotation to the spray adjusting mechanism (handle or faceplate).  This adjustability allows the user to make small incremental adjustments to the spray of the showerhead and transition effortlessly through an infinite number of sprays.  Speakman’s Refresh showerheads smoothly transition through 360 degrees of unique sprays by turning the faceplate.

To see all the showerhead in the Refresh Collection as well as the full Speakman Shower products line, please visit SpeakmanCompany.com.

Don’t let bad things happen to good showerheads

As a Product Coordinator for Speakman, a large percentage of my life (professional & personal) is: plumbing fixtures, emergency eyewashes, and of course showerheads.  So I have become very sensitive to paying attention to faucets and showerheads.  Over the past few months I have been house hunting and one of the first things I check in each house I look at is what sort of showerhead is in each of the bathrooms.  Laugh if you must, but when you spend a lot of time around plumbing it just sort of becomes part of the routine.   During our hunt I stumbled across a very large master bath, with a Speakman Showerhead, however this poor showerhead had been neglected.   So I wanted to take a minute to get on my plumbing soapbox about showerhead neglect.   Showerhead neglect is no joking matter.  It affects all of us!  First it causes your showerhead to underperform by weakening the spray leaving the user less satisfied.  And secondly it shortens the usable life of the showerhead, creating a financial expense for the owner.

Don’t let this happen to your showerhead! There is an easy solution, give it a periodic cleaning!  How often you should clean it is variable but here are a few tips to help you know when the time is right for a cleaning…

  1. You start to noticed any type of build-up on the face
  2. You see erratic sprays
  3. Weakened sprays or a change in spray flow
  4. The type of water you have will influence how often you clean, harder water needs more frequent cleaning.

So you might be asking yourself ok, well I know when to clean, but how do I clean my showerhead?   Simple, we have full cleaning solutions available for you to view & download here:  http://www.speakmanshowers.com/content/resources/care-cleaning.cfm

Don’t let your showerhead fall victim to corrosion and build up!  Had this showerhead (S-2252-AF) been maintained it would have been the perfect master bath.