Clients really enjoy a hand shower in the shower and bathtub areas. A hand shower can be used as a detachable shower head or a mounted shower head. You can use the handheld shower for its extended reach when needed for certain tasks. When you finish showering, simply re-attach to the cradle to use both hands. On days you would rather use a mounted shower head hands-free, you still have that option but can enjoy the best of both worlds.
There are many reasons for a hand shower in the shower and the bathtub. When performing a bathroom remodel, it is important to define these important items when considering a hand shower:
- Who will be using the hand shower?
- How will the hand shower be used?
Let’s take a closer look at these two important hand shower questions.
Who will be using the hand shower?
A hand shower is never a good idea for children. For children, hand showers become dangerous toys. It’s to irresistible to use the hand shower hose as something to hang from, swing around, or use the shower head as a multidirectional squirt toy. In general, never install a handheld shower in any bathtub or shower if it will be used by children under the age of 16.
Hand showers are for adult bathing and to help bathe small children. Combined with a shower head, they provide amazing flexibility in the bathing experiencing. Hand showers are best for those who enjoy flexibility in showering. Many people like or need a little help with hygiene. Hand showers are particularly useful to reach all body parts. This is especially true if the person has mobility constraints. Mobility is not just for those who are more senior in years. People who are injured, pregnant, and larger really enjoy being able to easily direct the water exactly where it is needed.
A hand shower is extremely useful to reach all body areas if the bather is incapacitated and must shower sitting on a medical or other bench. It’s also great for the elderly (same reasons). And it’s superb for use when cleaning the shower or bathtub to rinse away everything in the corners and on the walls.
Hand showers are also better on conserving water. Higher quality units infuse around two liters of air per minute into the hand shower. This technology produces a powerful, voluptuous spray that clings to the body with larger, fuller water drops using less water. These also include a flow-regulating check valve to prevent water backflow.
How will the hand shower be used?
There are basically two distinct types of hand showers. Each is designed for a specific bathing experience. Targeted bathing is only one of the many benefits of a hand shower. Typically, both types have massagers. Many include multiple settings so you can create a spa-like experience tailored to your needs. After a workout or stressful day at work or home, you can even use a hand shower to ease sore muscles. It’s like having your own at-home massage therapy session right in your own bathroom.
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Traditional Hand Shower
Many traditional multifunction hand showers bring three distinct sprays to your bathing experience – full coverage, pulsating massage, or silk spray. Better multifunction hand showers are designed for an indulgent showering experience. They deliver a powerful, voluptuous spray that clings to the body with larger, fuller water drops.
- Full coverage spray produces an encompassing spray ideal for everyday use.
- Pulsating massage spray targets sore muscles to ease away aches and pains.
- Silk spray releases a dense, luxurious spray ideal for rinsing.
The higher quality hand showers also have a thumb tab for a smooth transition between sprays. They combine balance, weight, grip, and angle for a comfortable and easy to use shower.
As children learn to bathe under a parent’s supervision, a traditional hand shower puts the control in their hands and can help them get used to showering on their own. For kids who still need a little help with hygiene, the handheld showerhead lets parents wash and rinse a child’s hair while keeping soap away from the face.
These showerheads can also help you to wash up while keeping your hair dry.
In general, traditional hand showers are better than a wand hand shower when rinsing off after a bath. If you bathe pets in the bathtub or shower, traditional hand showers are best.
Traditional hand showers allow you to clean your shower and bathtub walls with ease.
Have you ever found yourself struggling to rinse off soap suds from your shower walls and doors after scrubbing them clean? The streams from a mounted shower head only rinse the shower walls maybe halfway. However, a hand shower gives you the ability to rinse every inch of your shower and bathtub with ease after a good cleaning.
These units allow you to spray down the walls quickly before scrubbing, then rinse them clean to restore the look of your tile and grout.
Wand Hand Shower
Wand hand showers are round or square and perfect for a spray shower. These sleek and contemporary hand showers typically have a push-button that transitions between full coverage and targeted massage sprays. Wand hand sprays are best when directed water is important. These areas include targeted sore muscles. Wand hand showers are also excellent for cleaning external vaginal and anal areas.
Better wand hand showers have an ergonomic design that makes them comfortable and easy to grip. These also have spray-face features permitting easy cleaning with surfaces that withstand mineral buildup.
A wand hand shower is the perfect tool if you shave your legs in the shower or bathtub. This is especially true if you have a built-in seat or bench in the shower. While sitting and shaving, the wand hand shower allows you to easily target shaved areas without having to stand up and perform various twists, turns, and bends to remove the hair and shaving cream while standing under a fixed shower head.
No more dry shaving when you’re in a hurry. Simply turn on your shower water and use the wand hand shower to lather soap and rinse as you shave.
Added Benefits of a Hand Shower
Below are a few more added benefits of a hand shower.
A hand shower can truly make a home much more comfortable and convenient for disabled and those with mobility challenges.
Handheld shower heads help elders feel more self-reliant and allow them to gain some of their independence back. These flexible shower heads even allow people who are disabled to shower while wheel seated.
These shower heads are a great added convenience for elderly. Hand showers make rinsing shampoo from your hair and soap from your body a much more pleasant experience.
Can be Less Strenuous
When showering, to rinse off lathered soap you must maneuver around so the water streams hit your body where needed. However, when you’re sore or tense, dealing with arthritis pain, coping with an injury or have another physical limitation, this can make showering an uncomfortable strenuous task.
Instead of moving your body around for the streams to reach different areas of your body, you can simply pull down a hand shower and bring the water streams to you.
Hand Showers Help Reach Hard to Reach Places
You no longer must struggle with trying to rinse shampoo or thick conditioner back out of your hair. Handheld shower heads are perfect for rinsing your hair quickly and efficiently.
With a handheld shower head, you don’t have to worry about missing soap suds, and you don’t have to turn your head at a 90-degree angle to rinse difficult places like behind your ears.
With a hand shower, you can simply bring the hand shower head close to your head and guide it wherever you want it to go for a smooth rinse.
This way, you won’t have to worry about running soapy water over your face and into your eyes while you’re trying to rinse your hairline.
The length of the hose is especially important
Shower hoses come in two lengths, 60 and 72 inches. The correct size depends on the length of your shower or bathtub, if you have a seat in the shower, and how tall you are. A short hose will leave you with less than a fulfilling experience. Too long a hose can unnecessarily interfere with the shower controls. Your contractor should be able to help you select the best size.
Always Hire a Reliable and Dependable Contractor for Your Bathroom Remodel
Always work with a trustworthy contractor like DAD’s Construction. We are experts in bathroom remodeling who can manage projects in an efficient manner. DAD’s Construction will do everything to minimize the possibility of change orders. Our team will make sure we have all the necessary information to prepare a proposal that meets your requirements. Rest assured that we will provide you with a detailed, by line-item contract. We will make sure that the contents of this agreement are properly and clearly communicated to you. If you have questions or need updates regarding your project, we will always answer your inquiries.
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