Updating shower fixtures
Pressure-balancing valves are the most common types of shower valves.They work to maintain a constant temperature in the shower by balancing the ratio of hot water to cold water.If you’re remodeling your bathroom, you’ve probably put a lot of time and effort into making sure your updated bathroom will have the right feel to it.You want your newly redesigned bathroom to be the perfect place for you — down to the color of the tiles on the shower wall.
That’s why, when remodeling your bathroom, you need to consider whether or not it’s time to replace your shower and tub valves to guarantee everything about your shower will be working to the best of its abilities.
The valves will typically be in the general area of where the knobs that turn on the water are on the shower wall.
The first issue to look for is if there are any leaks in the valve when you turn on the water.
Slow reaction time when changing water temperature is another red flag of which to be aware when considering whether or not to replace your shower valves.
If a sudden change in water pressure elsewhere in the house (such as when a toilet flushes or the washing machine starts) causes a drastic change in the water temperature in your shower, the valve may not be functioning properly.You’ve probably selected a shower head that features multiple settings, so you’ll always have the exact type of experience you want, depending on the circumstances.