How to Change Your Showerhead in 3 Easy Steps

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Are you tired of a weak water stream or a clogged showerhead? Then it might be time to replace your existing showerhead with a new one. Changing your showerhead may seem like a daunting task, but with just three simple steps, you’ll enjoy a rejuvenating shower experience in no time. Let’s dive right in!



Before you begin, make sure to gather the necessary tools and materials:

  • Adjustable wrench or pliers

  • Teflon tape

  • New showerhead and accompanying accessories (if applicable)

Once you have the above, you’ll need to turn off the water supply. This valve will be located in your bathroom and will need to be shut off to avoid any potential water leakage. 



Now that you have everything you need, it’s time to bid farewell to your existing showerhead. Using an adjustable wrench or pliers you’ll unscrew the showerhead. Carefully grip the nut connecting the showerhead to the shower arm, turn it counterclockwise until the showerhead is loosened enough to remove by hand, and place the existing showerhead away from your working space. TIP: Be careful not to damage the shower arm while loosening.



With the old showerhead removed, it’s time to install your brand new one! In order to prevent leaks, you’ll want to begin this next step by wrapping teflon tape around the threaded end of the shower arm in a clockwise direction. TIP: Ensure that the tape fully covers the threads without overlapping to create a tight, reliable seal. Once that is secure, you’ll screw the new showerhead onto the shower arm by hand until it’s hand-tight. Using the adjustable wrench or pliers, you’ll give it a final snug turn. Be sure not to overtighten as this could damage the shower system.


Before enjoying your brand new showerhead, you’ll need to turn back on the water supply. Test out the showerhead and if you happen to notice any leaks, turn off the water supply and make sure the showerhead is properly tightened.

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Here are a few additional tips to keep in mind during the process:

  • Safety first: Always be sure to turn off the water supply before starting any plumbing work. This minimizes water damages and prevents accidents.


  • Choosing the right showerhead: Take your time to research and select a showerhead that suits your preferences and bathroom requirements. Consider factors such as water pressure, spray settings, water efficiency, style, and finish options. American Standard offers a variety of individual components, including showerheads, shower diverters, bodysprays, bathtub faucets, and more. Take a look at the high-quality offerings here.


  • Consider functionality: For a shower with the ultimate in functionality - consider the Spectra Duo 4-function 2-in-1 Shower Head. This unique design features a 2-in-1 shower head, with a detachable hand shower for a customizable bathing experience you can rely on.


  • Professional help: If you happen to encounter any difficulties or are uncertain about the process, don’t hesitate to seek professional assistance. They have the expertise to ensure a smooth installation process while addressing any potential issues that may arise.

By following these three simple steps, you’ll upgrade your showerhead while also elevating your daily bathing experience. Happy showering!

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