November 22,2023

How to Clean a Shower Head

When upgrading your bathroom, one overlooked element that can make a significant difference is your showerhead. A showerhead not only affects your daily cleansing routine, but also influences your bathroom’s overall aesthetics and functionality. With a range of showerheads available in the market, choosing the one that suits your preferences and needs is essential. At Mr. Rooter Plumbing, we can help you select a suitable fixture that enhances functionality without compromising durability. Here are four types of showerheads a professional plumber can install and help you determine the best fit for your home.

Fixed Showerheads

Fixed showerheads are the most common type you’ll find in bathrooms globally. Plumbing service experts attach this fixture to your wall, so you cannot adjust the angle and height. Fixed showerheads are known for their simplicity and reliability. They provide a consistent water flow and are typically easy to install.

Pros and Cons

Fixed showerheads are cost-effective and low-maintenance. They come in various designs to match your bathroom decor. Some models offer water-saving features, reducing water bills and the risk of sewer line replacement emergencies.

The need for adjustability can be a drawback for some users who prefer a more versatile shower experience. It may not be suitable for households with members of different heights or those with specific mobility requirements. Consult a reputable plumber if you want to change from a fixed fixture to a more flexible showerhead.

Hand-Held Showerheads

Hand-held showerheads offer versatility that fixed showerheads can’t match. They have a detachable nozzle attached to a flexible hose, allowing you to direct the water stream precisely where you want it. This feature makes them ideal for rinsing hard-to-reach areas or cleaning the shower.

Pros and Cons

Hand-held showerheads are excellent for individuals with limited mobility or those who require seated showers. They are also highly convenient for bathing children or pets. Many models offer adjustable spray settings, including massage and mist options.

Some users may find the hose and nozzle cumbersome and need to provide a different consistent water pressure than fixed showerheads. Before installing a hand-held showerhead, hire a plumbing service to assess and address your needs. 

Dual Showerhead

Why settle for one when you can have two? Dual showerheads combine the best of both worlds by featuring a fixed showerhead and a hand-held nozzle on the same unit. This allows you to enjoy the benefits of a stationary showerhead and the flexibility of a hand-held one in a single shower setup.

Pros and Cons

Dual showerheads offer the ultimate in versatility and convenience. You can use the fixed showerhead for a consistent water flow while using the hand-held nozzle to target specific areas. They are famous for couples who have different shower preferences.

Dual showerheads are more expensive than single options, and installation can be more complex. You’ll also need a larger shower space to accommodate both showerheads effectively. In addition, using both fixtures can increase water usage, risking frequent sewer repair calls.

Waterfall or Rain Showerheads

For those seeking a luxurious and spa-like experience, waterfall or rain showerheads are the way to go. These showerheads are larger and mimic standing under a gentle rainfall.


Pros and Cons

Rain showerheads provide a relaxing and immersive shower experience. They can add a touch of elegance to your bathroom and often come in stylish, modern designs. The broad water coverage can be therapeutic and soothing.

These showerheads use more water, risking efficiency and sewer repair emergencies. In addition, if you prefer intense water pressure, there may be better options than rain showerheads, as they prioritize a gentle flow.

Choosing the right showerhead for your home is a matter of preference and practicality. Consider your needs, budget, and design preferences to select the showerhead that will keep you feeling clean and refreshed every day while enhancing the overall appeal of your bathroom. Contact us at Mr. Rooter Plumbing for quality services, including installation, repair, and sewer line replacement.

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