With scientists telling us that old handsets for showers can potentially be loaded with harmful bacteria, including M. avium, and another nasty bacteria which can lead to Legionnaires ‘ disease, it's imperative that we keep our shower heads clean. In addition, that we replace the old ones in our bathrooms, particularly if they are cracked or broken or if you have had them a long time.
Which One to Select?
A standard handset will be your cheapest option, but if you have a little 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, but if you care about sustainability and being green, specialist eco-friendly handsets with lower power and water consumption are now available. If you are refitting a bathroom, or you might want to upgrade your bath mixer tap simultaneously, you will need a combination hand shower.