The shower head in my home has always been a bit of a let down. But no matter how many times we planned on changing it, other things have come up, got in the way, and took priority over it.
It’s a shame as there has been times where the spray power has been painfully low recently, and been on a gradual decline in overall water coverage over the past ten years we’ve had it.
This may come down to how well maintained they are, which in our case is not very. I only really read about what mineral deposits were the other day and how a build up of these deposits can effect spray performance and flow rate. What it does is clog the nozzles up and limit them from optimum power. Which could explain why mine is going wrong.
So, on Saturday I tried to give it a bit of a clean up. The results were surprising. On closer inspection, the spray holes on the face plate were dirty, but due to it being stainless steel, it was easy to wash off. But unfortunately, the issues were not resolved, the amount of water coming through was about the same as before, maybe a little higher.
So today, I’ve made the decision to look at various shower head reviews online on Showerhq.com to see if there is anything that looks like it could be a good match for me. Preferably, I will want something with enough functions to change the power of the spray, and ideally, detachable, so it becomes more versatile for other washing tasks around the household.
At first glance, there is a lot to take in, what with the choice of brand names like Kohler, Moen, and Delta. Plus, understanding the different types can get confusing, with rainfall, high pressure, low flow, dual, and many others to pick from.
Additionally, I will need to ensure it fits what I’m currently doing with the design and layout of the bathroom, which is currently a combination of white tiles on the floor, cream paint on the walls, and a white ceiling. The sunlight hits it well, and it’s quite a bright room. Which makes me think keeping to a stainless steel, or chrome finish may be the way forward as it reflects the light.
It’s only a small thing, but I think the shower should be seen as a place of relaxation, and with faulty equipment, you just can’t find that same level of enjoyment and comfort.
I will be be explaining my choice in the near future. Keep an eye out on my latest blog posts here.