Frequently Asked Bathroom Questions

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FAQ Header Image (How can I unclog a shower drain?)

You can try three relatively easy methods to unclog a shower drain.

Firstly, get rid of any hair that might be residing in the drain, and pour boiling hot water down the plughole.

If that doesn’t sort out the problem, try using a combination of baking soda and vinegar to clear out the drain.

And if the drain is still clogged at this point, you have the option of using a plunger, plumber’s snake or a chemical drain opener to tackle the issue.

FAQ Header Image (Why is my shower pump so noisy?

Shower pumps can prove noisy if there is an issue with them – namely a blockage or a jam – causing a clicking or buzzing sound to emanate.

Sometimes, debris can infiltrate a shower system or home water system, blocking a filter or jamming an impeller in the process.

Pressure results in turn, creating the buzzing or clicking noise when the shower is in use.

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Realistically, a shower door should be no smaller than 550mm in width, which would be a suitable option in an especially compact bathroom space.

The typical shower glass thickness for smaller single frameless shower doors such as this will be around 8mm. As such, it keeps the cost of the product and the weight as low as possible.

FAQ Header Image (What water flow rate is needed to operate an electric shower?)

The water flow rate for an electric shower must be 8 litres per minute.

Also, a minimum mains water running pressure of 1 bar is needed, whilst the maximum static pressure should be 10 bars or less.

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FAQ Header Image (Why is my power shower so noisy?)

Power showers can be noisy, giving off a buzzing or clicking sound, when the shower pump is jammed or blocked.

This happens as a result of dirt or debris building up within the shower system, possibly blocking a filter or jamming the pump.

Pressure is created by the unwanted debris on the system, leading to a buzzing or clicking sound emerging when the shower is in operation.

To combat the sound, give the inside of the system a thorough clean to rid it of any grime or dirt.

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FAQ Header Image (Are rain shower heads worth it?)

The design of rain shower heads enables them to deliver a perfect balance between water flow and water pressure when in operation.

Featuring several spray nozzles, which allow for total coverage and a sensational overall showering experience, they are thought of amongst the very best shower heads available.

Explore our blog, How To Create An Amazing Showering Experience, for a more detailed look at rain shower heads and other styles that help you enjoy a refreshing regular shower routine.

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FAQ Header Image (Are rain shower heads good?)

Rain shower heads are designed to provide an excellent balance of pressure and flow when delivering water.

They incorporate multiple spray nozzles, which enable the water to flow from all angles of them to provide an amazingly thorough and refreshing showering experience.

As such, they are considered to be one of the very best type of shower heads on the market.

Our blog, How To Create An Amazing Showering Experience, has further details on rain shower heads and other types that will help you to enjoy a luxurious daily shower routine.

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FAQ Header Image (Why do rain shower heads drip?)

The most common reason for rain shower heads to drip is due to the shower heads clogging over time, caused by limescale deposits as well as other minerals and bacteria.

Essentially, the congregation of these minerals and limescale can lead to the small holes that feature on the shower head being blocked and unable to distribute water as effectively. In turn, they can drip when the power supply is switched off.

Take a look at our blog, How To Clean A Shower Head, for helpful tips to combat the problem.

Category: Showers
FAQ Header Image (What are bathroom taps made of?)

Most bathroom taps are manufactured from cast brass that has been plated with chrome or gold. Other finishes include black, brushed steel and nickel.

Generally speaking, chrome plating is the most popular tap finish on the market, and offers excellent durability.

Plenty more information can be found in our blogs, A Complete Guide To The Different Types of Bathroom Taps, and The Bathroom Taps Buyer’s Guide.

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FAQ Header Image (Do all taps fit all baths?)

No, not all taps will be a suitable fit for all baths. Typically, your bathroom fittings and fixtures will play a part in dictating which taps can accompany them, in addition to your own personal preference.

In the case of freestanding baths, for instance, the design of the tub (without tap holes) will usually mean you would have to opt for freestanding taps or a wall-mounted tub filler.

You can find more guidance regarding which types of taps will best suit stand alone baths, and any other types, in our blogs, A Complete Guide To The Different Types Of Bathroom Taps, and The Bathroom Taps Buyer’s Guide.

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