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August 25,2018

How Does a Shower Diverter Work?

Having different ways to have your shower after a hard days job or during the holidays will make you enjoy all the luxury your bathroom has to offer. Apart from cleaning up dirt that accumulates during the day or over the night, you can also hop into the shower and sing away your stress to get relieved. Therefore, most homeowners are finding ways to make the showering time more fun.

So, everyone is adding a shower diverter to their bathroom plumbing components, and you shouldn't be left out!

Call plumbers from Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Pittsburgh, and we will help you make the space more adorable and also to have a 'spring awakening' experience.

Shower diverter is famous for conventional homeowners and plumbing professionals who recommend it to their clients; you will need to understand what it is and how it works.

Why do you need a shower diverter?

The shower diverter is designed to re-direct the flow of water in your bathroom and should be installed for people that want to use more than one showerhead. Traditionally, you will get an overhead shower in most bathrooms, but the conventional way is to install shower diverters and an additional showerhead. This will help you enjoy every minute spent in the bathroom because using the shower head that is flexible will enable water to get to every part of your body.

How the shower diverter works

The primary purpose of the diverter is to channel the water to different directions. In every diverter, there is a lever that re-directs the flow of water when pressed or shifted either left or right. Most diverters are installed with a handheld shower designed to make your shower time an amazing experience.

So with the shower diverter, you have the option to use the overhead shower or the flexible handheld shower.

Types of shower diverters

Depending on your preference, you can choose from any of these three types

The single valve diverter

This type of diverter can be used to regulate or divert water between the showerhead and the tub spout. You only need to install it at the end of the tub spout.

Double valve shower diverter

It can be installed at the center to divert water between two faucets and a showerhead. There are many designs of the two valve shower diverter, so you need to understand your plumbing network to make use of them.

Three valve shower diverter

This is a more dynamic diverter and its recommended to give you a great showering experience. It comes with separate hot and cold handles so you could conveniently mix the temperature of the water efficiently

Shower diverter installation

You can DIY if only you have all the tools and youre fairly good technically. But, inviting a professional from Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Pittsburgh for the installation and other plumbing system repairs is highly recommended.

Trained and experienced plumbers should be consulted to install the diverter especially in homes and hotels where water heaters are used frequently. The pipes and faucets can experience strain and wear if the diverters are not properly installed. With time, the homeowner can have issues like low water pressure, and leaks because of the wrong installation, so call plumbers from Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Pittsburgh and be assured to get satisfactory services.

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