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Replacing your old showerhead with a new one is a rather easy job. It is something you can do by yourself since the tools required for this job are easily available in most households. Recently low-flow showerheads have become really popular among the consumers because they help to conserve water. The traditional showerheads use a lot of water, and thousands of gallons of water is lost each year per household because of them. The low-flow variety is not only great for conserving water, but they also provide optimal performance.
Before you start to unscrew your showerhead, take a towel and wrap it around the shower arm to protect the chrome finish. Then try turning the showerhead counter-clockwise by hand to remove it. If you are unable to remove it by hand, then grab the wrapped towel with a plier and hold the plier in one hand. With your other hand , take a wrench to loosen and unscrew the old showerhead.
Clean off any sealant, mineral deposits or rust from the shower arm threads. Next step is to take a Teflon tape and wrap it around the showerhead one or two times. Make sure to press the tape into the threads.
Take the new showerhead and screw it onto the shower arm in a clockwise direction. Make sure it’s nice and tight before you turn on the water to check for leaks. In case of a leak, wrap another piece of Teflon tape and tighten with a wrench until there are no leaks.
Although installing a showerhead is no rocket science, but if you have just moved into the property and want to replace all the old showerheads because they have rusted or because you simply prefer a different design, then it may be best to leave the job to a professional like us.
When you rely on Orange Plumbing services, you can expect a professional service from us. If you are in need of repairs or installations, we offer 24-hour emergency service. Our trained team member will come to you as soon as possible and resolve your plumbing issue as quickly as possible.
All kinds of toilet leaks from under the toilet are caused due to 4 common causes which are discussed below:
• Your toilet has a broken flange.
• Your toilet has a flange that is too low including any flange located more than ¼ inches below the floor.
• There is rust around the flange.
• Your toilet’s wax ring may require replacement.
Old cast iron flanges are more likely to break due to overtightened toilet flange nuts. You will need to look for a cracked or broken rim on the outside of the slots which hold the bolts. If the flange is indeed broken, its time to pick up a reinforcement ring along with its six screws.
A flange reinforcement ring is technically a bandage that fits over the broken flange and is screwed to the floor. The reinforcement ring provides a new slot that receives the toilet flange bolts so the toilet can be secured to the floor.
Often during remodeling, the new bathroom floor is placed on top of the old one, which leaves the toilet flange too low. This cannot be sealed with an ordinary wax ring since the new floor might be 1 or more inches above the existing flange. Don’t try to fix this problem by doubling up the wax ring because the excess wax can squeeze into the pipe and restrict its flow. The taller stack of soft wax is also a bad idea since it has a high probability of failure.
If your toilet flange is more than ¼ inch below the new floor, you can add plastic toilet flange extenders. You can extend the flange to fit it into the right position.
A leaking toilet flange can cause the floor to rot, loosen the flange further and allow the leak to get worst. The quickest way to re-anchor a flange is to buy a support bracket which will help to transfer the load past the rotted areas of the subfloor. You have to keep in mind that this method will only work if most of the support bracket rests on the solid floor.