Showerheads can come in a lot of shapes and sizes, so you’d be forgiven for not knowing exactly what to pick on your next trip to Home Depot. The experts at Anytime Plumbing are here to shed some light on this matter.
Let’s go through the main types of showerheads available, and what each of them has to offer.
1. The Hand-Held Showerhead
A hand-held showerhead is one that doesn’t remain fixed, but you can manually pick it up to direct the water where you want. It can be a great option if you have kids or pets you need to bathe more easily, but you can also use it to cleanse the enclosure and keep everything clean.
These showerheads usually come with an additional fixture that lets you place them in place on the wall and use it as a static shower too.
2. The Standard Wall-Mount
This is one of the most affordable showerheads on the market, so it’s a great choice if you’re on a tighter budget. If your bathroom already has this type of shower, you can unscrew the showerhead and place a new one yourself if the pipes work fine.
A top-mounted showerhead is the one positioned right over your head, so the water falls just like rain from straight above, as opposed from an angle. They can provide a wonderful showing experience, but this showerhead does require a bit more plumbing solutions, so you’ll need to call in a pro if you’re interested in this type of upgrade. Expect some changes for your plumbing.
4. Body Sprays and Panels
Body sprays and panels take the showering experience to new levels of wellness. You can pretty much create an at-home spa with these fixtures. They are usually installed in vertical rows so that the water stream creates a crossed pattern when you turn it on. The interlocking streams can massage your body from head to toe, and create a very relaxing experience. And, as you might expect, they are not the cheapest upgrade to be done in your shower.
Which One Is for You?
Before choosing a new showerhead, you should consider:
- What you want and need
- What kind of budget you have
- Your home’s water pressure (body sprays and panels, for instance, work best on strong water pressure)
- Potential for water consumption, which can mean higher costs if you choose a showerhead that consumes more water like the body sprays and panels
Also, you may want to consider the final look you want your shower to have, as the showerheads themselves each help create a different feel and appeal to the bathroom. If you’re still unsure which type of showerhead to choose, or require any other plumbing support, we can help.
Reach out to Anytime Plumbing now for all your Santa Cruz, CA, plumbing needs!