There have been many recent advances in plumbing fixtures and your showerhead options are virtually unlimited. Fixed Showerheads…
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This article discusses the different types of showerheads that are available including fixed showerheads, handheld showerheads, low-flow showerheads and multi-spray showerheads.
Almost nothing is more invigorating than a shower - if you have a good showerhead. The type of showerhead that you use will have a huge impact on the quality of your shower. If you are less than satisfied with your current set-up, you are in luck. There have been many recent advances in plumbing fixtures and your showerhead options are virtually unlimited.
Fixed showerheads are affixed directly on the shower wall and cannot be removed. However, some fixed showerheads are adjustable and can be moved or aimed in different directions, which can be convenient when tall and short people live in the house and share the same shower.
Handheld showerheads are connected to a flexible hose that is mounted on the shower wall. With handheld showerheads, you can remove the showerhead. The attached hose usually allows for a great range of motion, making this the perfect showerhead for bathing pets, cleaning the shower stall and hand washing clothes.
Many consumers are turning to low-flow showerheads to reduce energy costs. These showerheads can be fixed or handheld and greatly reduce the amount of water that is sprayed from the nozzle, allowing for less waste. However, some people do not like the type of pressure that a low-flow showerhead provides. The quality of the performance of a low-flow showerhead will depend heavily on how high the water pressure is in your home.
No matter what type of showerhead you choose, you will find that most come with different spray patterns. The best spray pattern is a matter of personal preference. Here are the most common spray patterns available:
When purchasing a showerhead, try to find one that offers more than one type of spraying pattern. This will allow you to adjust the spray accordingly based on your preferences and needs.
When shopping for a new showerhead, there are many different vendor options available. Most major plumbing supply companies manufacture showerheads. To find out what your options are, shop their websites or ask a plumbing contractor for a catalog.
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