Introduction to Shower Heads

A shower head is a device which, when connected to the extreme end of a source of water, scatters water to give a constant flow of water beneath which one can wash. Such instrument comprises of tiny holes, provided on the front of the fixture that faces the bather. The material used for making these products can be aluminum with gold or chrome plating or ABS, a kind of heavy-duty plastic that is molded. So, you can get one that goes well with the interiors of your bathroom.

Shower heads are generally installed over the wall of the shower stall at a considerable height. Nearly all bathtubs have a showering apparatus which can conveniently be switched to get a stream of water from the shower head. Some bigger and more stylish bathing areas are provided with two such instruments, one each on the front and back of the bather.

Shower heads that are mounted on the walls can be adjusted to regulate and direct the flow of water. Simply turning the knob provided at its base changes the direction of the flow of water. A water hose connected to it allows the bather to move it to any part of their body. Bathers using shower chairs can utilize a hand-held removable type to access different parts of the body that are difficult to bend in the shower stall.

A very large variety of shower heads is available in today’s market. These are designed to distribute streams of water at varying speeds and patterns. You can also get efficient water heads that help conserving the water. Some products are designed to deliver water under high pressure by pushing water through very small holes for a more spirited shower. Another available design incorporates an adjustable head which may be changed from a high flow stream to energetic, massage-like streams.

The switch that controls the direction and movement of water is usually positioned on one side of its head. More stylish shower heads, containing sensors for time and temperature, provide the benefits of conserving water and energy with additional comforts. Some products are fitted with in-built temperature sensors, which are used for heating the water before it enters the stall.

The installation of these products is easy, as the majority of manufacturers design their fittings conforming to the prevailing standards. Using pliers or a wrench you can undo the connection to remove the shower head by a simple twist. The opening that accommodates the head and its mounting plate need to be properly sealed, least water should keep leaking from the back of the wall.

Since water minerals get deposited in shower heads, they should occasionally be cleaned. You can do that by submerging them in recommended cleaners or rinsing them with vinegar.