Ultra Low Flow Showerheads
An ultra-low-flow shower head can save many gallons of water but can clog just as easily as a standard shower head. Before you know it, the time it takes to complete a shower can accumulate and one day you will find yourself feeling like your schedule is out-of-whack and you can’t put your finger on why. This plumbing tip will synchronize your morning clock again and your local Littleton plumber is happy to resolve that “where-did-my-morning-go” mystery before you accept that cobwebs have started to accumulate on your brain.
WHAT THE PROS KNOW
Tip #1 Remove the head from the shower arm with a small pipe wrench or if the head has flats, use an adjustable wrench.
Tip #2 The inlet side has no screen to clog, but when you unscrew the front of the unit and pull the head off, you’ll find and O-ring and disc inside.
Tip #3 A small pick can pull out the O-ring if it doesn’t fall out; the disc will fall out right after. Do not lose them.
Tip #4 Clean out the holes if they have debris in them. A small pick or needle will crush any iron or lime clogging the holes.
Tip #5 Shake out any residue. To reassemble the unit, drop the disc into the shower head end, and then drop the little O-ring on top of that.
Tip #6 Twist the shower end clockwise on the base until it’s snug. No tools are needed.
PLUMBING TRADE SECRET
These cleaning tips should resolve any issue of poor water flow through this cost saving replacement shower head that can be purchased at your local Littleton plumbing supply store or local hardware chain.