A homeowner from Nashville, TN called in with a question about their bathroom remodel. The question was about how much more plumbing it would take to be able to install more than one shower head in their bathroom. Their concern was about price and additional hired hours for installation, as they imagined running an entirely new system for each shower fixture. Fortunately, our team of professionals have the know-how to give some relieving insight about how the job wouldn’t be as difficult as they were concerned about. This was when they scheduled an evaluation of their soon to be remodeled bathroom and we were obliged to help!
A Jack Ward & Sons Plumbing Co. technician arrived at the residence of the homeowner. A schematic of the job to be done and the systems they desired to be installed were presented and the job was discussed in detail. The ability to install more than one shower head in a bathroom is simple enough, despite how daunting it may seem. This is made possible with the help of a Showerhead Diverter Valve. Once the placement was rearranged, as the spot for the shower had to be relocated a few feet away due to some inaccessibility for plumbing entry, the installation of the shower fixture began.
First, the regular shower head from the existing shower had to be removed. Using a wrench, it was unscrewed easily enough. Taking the valve, screw it onto the exposed water pipe. It was important to get the fit as tight as possible to avoid dripping or a loss in water pressure during use of the shower. Once secured, the original shower head was installed over the diverter valve, once again being made sure there was a right fit. If there is any space left in the installation of the shower head, there will be leaks.
Next, the shower head was tested by running water through it. If you find it is working properly, use the lever or button on the diverter valve to change the flow of the first shower head to the adjacent one. Be sure to check the piping for leaks while you are testing to prevent undetected leaking water that will accumulate damage in the future. It is always best to perform one additional test the day after a plumbing fixture installation to check for leaks after a period for any loosening that may have caused a leak since the install.
That marked the end of implementing the Showerhead Diverter Valve. The job site was cleaned up as good as new and the homeowner was given some plumbing tips that would help with the rest of the bathroom remodel. With a small amount of time, money, and effort, a simple investment can increase the quality of life for your family.
Are you planning a bathroom remodel and would like some professional insight on plumbing planning and installation? Give Jack Ward & Sons a call at (615) 227-2811 today and schedule a FREE evaluation.