Power showers utilise an electric pump to create a high-pressure shower experience, hence the name ‘power’. Power showers are a steadily growing, radically popular staple in many modern bathrooms. Once you’ve selected the ideal shower to compliment your bathroom, all you need to concern yourself with is installation.
The install process can be mastered at home by those with a basic comprehension of carpentry and plumbing. Fortunately, it’s far easier to attempt a power shower install than a bath or toilet so if you’re going to give any installation process a go, you should try this one! As always, having a friend to hand helps and if things are problematic, call in a trusted plumber to assist you. Our hints, tips and suggestions will help guide you along the way:
How to install
- To begin with, turn off your power supply.
- Remove any clutter and mess from the room, particularly things of value. You’ll need space to work efficiently.
- Decide on an area where you would like to fit your showerhead and plastic composite box. In the event that you are replacing an old shower, you can use the already present space. In the event that you are creating a new bathroom from scratch, you can choose to have the unit wherever you wish. Repositioning requires the necessity of re-fitting chips and screws.
- Power showers have a strong water flow which makes accurate drainage even more of a necessity. If need be, your drain or flush-out system may need to be overhauled before you begin.
- Power showers can be installed via your electric board. If so, you’ll need to be sure that you have enough cable available to supply your unit with the connection to the board. Here, a plumber, surveyor or friend in the know can have a look to assess the length required to do the job. You might be able to gauge yourself just how much is needed.
- You can also install your unit via a mixed-system. In this case, you’ll need to fit the shower pump. This involves opening the mixer valve which is located in the hot water tank and connecting the pump to your old pipe work.
- Ensure that the drainage is secure and that your unit is connected to your power mains.
- You can then connect the power-shower connector to the isolating valve which can be found beneath the bath or somewhere on the taps. Have a good look to see where yours is!
- Turn your water supply back on
- Check that you have no leaks. In the event of a leak, you will need to walk yourself back through the process to see what might not have been tightened or connected securely.
With everything in place, you can now enjoy a refreshing, revitalising clean in your new power shower. Power showers are so preferred because they save on energy due to the fact that the water is independently mixed together to create the ideal, preferred showering temperature. You’ll soon see why they are fast becoming a bathroom staple!