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, and that we replace the old ones in our bathrooms, particularly if they are cracked or broken, or we've had them a really long time. With that in mind, here's our simple guide to shopping for your shiny shower handset.
Which One to Select?
With metal handsets more hygienic than plastic ones, these are the best bet, and luckily there's a wide variety to choose from. Look at some of the options above for inspiration, and decide on stainless steel, bronze, gold, platinum, nickel, or white and gold- whatever you think will suit your washroom.
A Fixed or Handheld?
Fixed showerhead won't annoyingly fall down while you're in the shower, but a handheld shower can give more flexibility if you've got kids or pets you need to shower, plus this type is better for users with limited mobility.A Standard Handset, or Something More Specialised?
A standard handset will be your cheapest option, but if you've got a little more cash to splash you could have some nifty extra features in your bathroom: We have a complete range which includes waterfall showers, mist functions, massage jets, lights, rain, and handsets with extra power.What about An Eco-Friendly one?
All new showerheads are now adapted to be efficient in their use of water, but if you really care about sustainability and being green, specialist eco-friendly shower heads with lower power and water consumption are available on our on-line store.
Do You Need a Standalone or Combination Handset?
If you're refitting a bath/shower, you might want to upgrade your bath taps at the same time, so you'll need a combination shower handset. If you're just shopping for a new shower headset as a single fitting, this will help to cut down on costs.