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 use of water, but if you really care about sustainability and being green, specialist eco-friendly shower handset with lower power and water consumption are now available. If you are refitting a bath/shower, you might want to upgrade your bath shower mixer tap at the same time, so you will need a combination shower handset.