Walk-in Shower Kit
Walk-in showers are great pieces of modern bathrooms. Interior designers first choices of walk-in showers are the one’s which look the best, are of beautiful shapes and designs are fit nicely in the whole bathroom. When first installing your walk-in shower everything is as it should be. Five years or maybe even ten years later everything is not as great any more due to walk-in shower getting the “wrinkles” of wear and tear. Things might not look as good as they used to, everything is not working properly as a well-oiled machine. Parts of walk-in showers need to be replaced and here the walk-in shower kit you have at your disposal is very important.
On average, a standard walk-in shower will work properly for about 8 to 9 years. After that, we can expect technical problems, ranging from showering head spraying water in random directions to shower doors having problems sliding on their rails and even shower floors getting some new drain holes. If you like your existing shower and are not thing about replacing it with a new you, you might consider replacing the broken parts with walk-in shower kit.
Walk-in shower kit can mean a lot of things – the first ones we think about are the screws and the hammers, but what you’ll love the most are spare parts. Every walk-in shower consist of basic items, such as shower head, shower head holder, shampoo holder, the pipe leading to shower head, the very water supply with which we might have problems etc.. After years of hard use, it is only natural that some of these parts lose their original functionality, hence they need to be replaced. It’s easy than you thing to detect such misfunctions – have you ever had problems showering with only two temperatures of water, one being extremely hot, the other extremely cold? Ever felt that water temperature you set was changing, or the water output was changing? Have you ever stumbled against a shampoo holder and it came crashing down on your foot? Well, all of these are problems we can have with walk-in showers and precisely to solve these problems walk-in shower kit exists.
The first thing after detecting a problem is to determine which part of the walk-in shower kit is problematic and causes the water to change temperature or the shampoo holder to fall on your foot. Once you have done that, which in many cases in not so easy, you go to the store and buy a spare part. They tend to be costly, but that’s nothing comparing with buying the whole new showering system, so don’t be troubled with that. Then the fixing begins are here the hammers and screws come rather useful. It is more of a man’s job, but don’t feel overwhelmed if you are of gentler gender – if you take your mind to it and spend some time, you will no doubt be equal to the task. The great thing about repairing some part of walk-in shower kit that not performing as it should have, is that you can while doing your repairs always test in real time if it’s starting to look better or worse. So for example, when you replace a shower hear because the previous one was spraying water in all directions, you can easily see if the new one is up to the task of directing the water stream in the same direction. On the other hand, if you have problems with water temperature being unstable or being extremely hot or cold, you can test that as well as soon as you have changed the component that you thought cause the problems in the first place. However, if you installed the correct walk-in shower kit in the correct way and not solved the problem, than probably you didn’t correctly determined which part of the shower is problematic and you’ll have to do the whole process again.
To make things easier, you can always hire some professional help from walk-in shower kit dealer. It will cost you some extra, but if you don’t like fixing things or if you have tried it and failed, this help is not such a bad idea. You can even watch the professional do it and he’ll explain the problem and how it can get fixed while fixing it, so the next time you’ll have some first-hand advice and will be more encouraged of doing it yourself.
The problem, of course, is also to get the right part. Availability of walk-in shower kit items can get problematic at times, since there are many different walk-in showers with different designs and need different spare parts. You can in a way relate it to getting spare car parts. If you have an older version of a car, or in this case a walk-in shower, then parts are scarce because the car is not any more in production. That being said, if you try hard enough and your shower is not that old, than you are very likely to find the right parts. The right way to start looking is by checking the walk-in shower model and using internet to pinpoint where the spare parts might be bought. The old school way, of course, is to go to your local dealer and ask him for an advice, and he’ll give you his honest opinion.
Considering everything, walk-in shower kit items are of great use if you have a broken shower. This will happen in around 10 years, but replacing the parts will not postpone your next walk-in shower disaster. It is similar as with old cars, repairs become more and more regular and functionality of the car is diminishing year by year. The looks of the walk-in shower is no doubt affected and that is almost impossible to repair. On the other hand, cost of new walk-in shower is not that tremendous. Considering it may come every 10 years, I would recommend putting walk-in shower kit items aside and instead think about what kind of design my new walk-in shower will be.