Every morning we use an enormous quantity of water while showering and, as it might seem, we cannot change this situation unless we spend less time in the shower and turn the water off before soaping and after rinsing. But there is nonetheless another option. You can use considerably less water if you install bathroom shower inserts, such as water-saving or low-flow shower heads or shower head inserts that give a good, sufficient spray action.
These bathroom shower inserts present themselves under different types, but I advise you to choose the model that allows you to turn the water on and off without making you readjust the water temperature while you are taking a shower or when you are using the water for a longer period of time.
How Common Are These Shower Inserts?
The bathroom shower inserts have been called energy savers but the proper name for them would probably be water savers, due to their function of allowing us to use less water than we would normally use. You can find these products at any store that sells plumbing supply, or at hardware and department stores.
The low-flow shower heads and shower control inserts are positioned between the wall pipe and the shower head, but you have to make sure that the insert is done for the shower head. Although you might find these bathroom shower inserts a bit expensive, I can assure you that you will recover your money in the cost of the water heating and in the water savings also.
There are also other types of bathroom shower inserts such as the plastic type of shower insert with or without a bench. The advantage of this type is that the insert will be easier to clean, but the disadvantage is that the plastic type of shower insert does not have a nice look.
Models of Shower Inserts
Another model from the gallery of bathroom shower inserts is the acrylic insert put over the tub and shower. But be careful, because some producers sell pieces of cheap plastic that is difficult to clean, it stains and it cracks easily. Make sure that the item that you purchase is especially made for the application.
Some stores even give you the phone number of a factory trained technician who will install the shower insert. You can also choose a multiple piece insert the joints of which are sealed properly, but most people prefer the single piece insert because it is easier to clean and easier to change.
Among the bathroom shower inserts, there are the items that present strong suction cups, a surface that does not permit slippage, and they can be washed at only 30 degrees C. But you have to be careful with the remaining soap, because it causes a risk of slippery, and the porous enamel on old shower trays can prevent the adhesion of these shower inserts.
Safety Cautions When Installing Shower Inserts
When it comes to bathroom shower inserts and especially to shower enclosures, make sure that the plastic laminate or the fiberglass inserts they are made of are correctly glued to the walls. The seams have to be properly sealed, so that the water cannot get behind the insert, be it made of plastic or fiberglass.
There is obviously a difference in price between the plastic inserts and the fiberglass ones. As expected, the fiberglass shower insert is more expensive than its plastic counterpart. You may choose the variant that you wish but one condition has to be satisfied. Make sure that there is no water leakage after you have installed the shower insert.