The bracket that holds your shower head is generally last on the list of considerations when it comes to all of the moving elements in your bathroom. That is, until the bracket wears out or breaks completely, making showering far more difficult.
It is necessary to repair or replace your shower head holder if it has become problematic. We’ll teach you how to fix it below, so you can save money and get your shower back in working order in no time.
Turn off the shower
Remove the showerhead first, which is a straightforward and apparent process. After that, you’ll be able to correctly access the bracket. To liberate it, you’ll have to unhook or unthread it, depending on the type of bracket you have. Place the showerhead in a safe, out-of-the-way location.
Tightening the Bracket is another option
Before you do anything else, make sure your shower head holder isn’t merely loose. These brackets can become loose and no longer hold the showerhead securely, but these problems are usually simple to fix.
If there is a screw near the pit (where the showerhead clips/threads into), for example, you should take an appropriate screwdriver and get to work. Move the bracket around to see whether it’s still loose, then replace the showerhead for the time being. If it still retains the head, your bracket has some life remaining in it!
Disconnect the shower head from the shower head holder
If tightening the shower head cradle doesn’t work, the head holder must completely remove . Examine how the shower head holder is fastened to the wall. This is frequently doing by using screws once more. If you’re lucky, it’ll attaché with a suction cup and will be simple to remove.
Remove the bracket with the proper tools. If you have a handbook for your shower system, it will contain detailed instructions on how to remove the bracket without damaging it. A screwdriver, adjustable wrench, and pliers are usually needed.
Make sure the shower head holder is in good working order
Check for cracks if the holder is made of plastic. Any obvious damage or defects on the bracket that might cause it to become loose and ineffective may be repairable. When repairing repairs, use water-resistant superglue, but keep in mind that it will be ineffective in the damp environment of a shower. It may extend the life of your damaged bracket, but it is only a short-term fix.
If your holder is made of metal and has gone loose, you won’t be able to repair it yourself. Rather, you should try to replace it. Fortunately, this is a low-cost option, and there are several shower head holders available.
Take off the shower head holder and replace it with a new one
If you can’t fix the showerhead holder, you’ll have to replace it totally. You may either buy a new one or, if feasible, contact the manufacturer of your shower to acquire a replacement that came with it. Otherwise, seek for choices that complement your bathroom’s décor as well as the rest of your shower system.
You may need to remove additional pieces of the shower system, such as the riser, if you’re changing the showerhead cradle. That’s why you should have a well stocked toolbox on hand to complete any necessary DIY projects.
You have to concede defeat from time to time. If you don’t have the tools or experience to tamper with your shower system for whatever reason, you should seek assistance. The manufacturer or a third-party contractor can provide this. Some manufacturers design systems that are difficult to tamper with on purpose.
If you’re looking at a broken shower head holder and don’t know what to do, those are your alternatives. If you’re lucky, you may be able to easily fix it by re-tightening it. Or your bracket may attach to the wall by suction cups. If not, you’ll need some tools and some elbow grease to remove and replace the bracket.
Remember that you may be able to repair a broken plastic cradle, but this will only extend its lifespan and it will eventually need to be replaced. Because showerhead cradles are so inexpensive, you shouldn’t spend too much money if you do need to replace your bracket.