With scientists telling us that old handsets for showers can potentially be loaded with harmful bacteria, including M. avium, and other nasty bacteria which can lead to Legionnaires' disease, it's imperative that we keep our shower heads clean. In addition, it would be good to replace the old ones, particularly if they are cracked or broken or if you have had them for a long time.
Which One to Select?
A standard handset will be your cheapest option, but if you have more cash to splash, you could have some nifty extra features in your bathroom. All new handsets are now adapted to be efficient in their water use. However, if you care about sustainability and being green, specialist eco-friendly handsets with low water consumption are now available. If you are refitting a bathroom or want to upgrade your bath mixer tap simultaneously, you will need a bath-shower mixer tap.