Last month we talked about the various types of showerheads.  And while selecting the right type of showerhead is very important, there are other factors as well.  Here are a few things to consider when buying a showerhead.


  1. Since you spend as much as two days a year in the shower over the course of a year, you want an enjoyable experience (in addition to getting clean).  So, check out things like water flow and the height of the showerhead.
  2. Spray settings. What spray pattern do you like?  Mist?  Rain? Massage?  There are numerous choices.  Make sure you have spray patterns to satisfy all members of your household.
  3. Water pressure. You don’t want too much pressure, but you also don’t want too little.  Make sure whatever you install provides the right amount of pressure for you.
  4. There are numerous materials to choose from:
    1. Plastic is the most common. Plastic showerheads will not get hot, so they are good for handheld fixtures.
    2. Brass is durable and comes in a multitude of darker finishes.
    3. Bronze is also durable and is available in numerous darker finishes.
    4. Chrome is affordable and easy to clean.
    5. Nickel does not scratch or tarnish, comes in a variety of finishes, and is easy to clean.
  5. Last, but not least, is the price. As you can see, with this wide variety of options, you can spend as little as a few bucks, or $1,000 or more.  Just one more piece of the puzzle.


Contact Ravinia Plumbing for Assistance with Showerheads

The expert plumbers at Ravinia Plumbing, Sewer, Heating & Electric can help you select, and then install, the showerhead that’s best for you and your family. Our customers have relied on us since 1928 (that’s 96 years!) for quality products, knowledgeable technicians, and superior service, including 24/7/365 emergency service. That is why we’ve made a name for ourselves as the most trusted plumbing, sewer, heating and air conditioning, and electrical companies in Chicagoland. Contact Ravinia Plumbing today to schedule an appointment.