How To Replace A Handheld Shower Head
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How To Replace A Handheld Shower Head?


Do you want to upgrade your shower head? Here, we will tell you how to replace a handheld showerhead within a few minutes.

Modern showerheads reduce the amount of water you use and hence, helps in water conservation. Also, efficient bathing heads saves a lot of money on water and energy bills.

It is straightforward to understand how to replace a handheld showerhead, and you can do it without investing much time.

How to replace a handheld showerhead?

Materials Required To Replace A Handheld Showerhead


Replace A Handheld Showerhead

A new handheld, adjustable wrench, and plumber’s tape

Remove the existing showerhead: Your handheld has a hose that’s connected with the water pipe. Follow the hose and find its connection with the line or wall. Generally, this attachment is at head or waist height.

Clamp an adjustable wrench around the hose’s end where it’s connected with the pipe. Turn the wrench clockwise to loosen the hose. Once the hose is unfastened, use your hands to take it off. Drain all the water content before taking the hose out of the tub.

Apply plumber’s tape: Wipe the connecting threads using a clean cloth and remove all the debris. Apply plumber’s tape over all the lines in the clockwise direction. The tape ensures an air-tight connection and prevents water escapes.

Fix the mounting bracket: Install it by following the included instructions if the new handheld comes with a mounting bracket. The first step is to fix the stand with the wall pipe. Then, connect the hose with the frame.

Attach the hose and new shower head: Screw one end of the hose to the wall pipe. Then, turn on the shower to check the water flow and remove any residue inside the hose. Make sure the gasket and mesh screen is inside the handheld and fix it at the other end.

Frequently Asked Questions

How hard is it to change a showerhead?

Replacing or changing a handheld showerhead is as easy as unscrewing the old fixture and screwing the new one. The replacement can be done without even turning off the primary water supply. You can do it within 5 to 10 minutes, especially if you are an expert.

How do you change a shower head without a wrench?

Fill vinegar in a plastic bag and wrap it around the handheld so that its connections are entirely submerged. Secure the bag with the showerhead using rubber bands or a string. Leave the handheld inside the vinegar for around 2 hours. Afterward, take out the shower head, and you will be able to rotate it without a wrench.

How often should you change your shower head?

Most homeowners do not know it, but you have to replace the handheld showerhead every 6 to 8 months. So, replace the head once to twice every 365 days, depending upon the usage. Do not neglect the replacements.

Final Thoughts


Replacing a handheld showerhead is easy and less time taking. You can follow the steps we discussed above to accomplish this task.

You can change an end-of-life shower head in rented flats as well. But, do not spoil your mornings because of the low-pressure water flow. Happy showering.

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