Using a Handheld Shower Head for A Bathtub
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Bathing is a relaxing way to unwind after a hard day. However, it’s a less than ideal way to actually get clean. That’s where handheld shower heads come in. These optional bathroom fixtures are routinely added to showers, but they can also expand the functionality of any bathtub. Whether it’s added to a surrounding shower enclosure or put in as part of a freestanding tub filler, handheld shower heads are versatile and make it easier to get clean.
Benefits of Adding a Shower Head
Adding a shower head that can be taken down has many benefits, including:
- Easier bathing while seated in the tub, which is helpful for anyone with mobility or energy issues
- Quick rinsing right where it’s needed when shaving or applying hair dye
- Help when trying to wash children or pets that don’t want to cooperate or that would splash water out of the tub
- Better cleaning with thorough removal of every inch of the tub, rinsing away dirt and cleaning product residue after scrubbing.
Showering without a New Enclosure
Many homeowners that install freestanding or clawfoot tubs in their bathrooms then assume they’re facing a considerable cost to enclose enough of the room to create a shower enclosure. However, it’s as easy as putting in a freestanding tub filler that includes a diverter for a handheld shower. This gives everyone who uses the tub the chance to enjoy a relaxing shower while leaning back in the tub. There’s no need to build an entire enclosure just to enjoy the spray when the right handheld shower kit is selected.
Choosing a Handheld Shower
It’s possible to find handheld shower heads that connect to the existing tap, but it’s not the most reliable way to get a tub showering experience. A permanently mounted shower head is a much better choice. While the homeowner will need to install a diverter and the controls to direct the water flow between the tub filler and the shower head, the extra work will result in much more reliable performance from the part. It’s even possible to find dual handheld shower heads with separate controls so that both faucets can be on at once for a faster rinsing experience.