How to Quickly & Affordably Adjust Your Shower Head

A close-up of a human hand holding a wall-mounted handheld shower head with height adjustable bar slider rail.

Are you constantly ducking under your showerhead or struggling to reach it? At Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Southeast Georgia, we understand it can be frustrating and uncomfortable dealing with a shower head positioned at the wrong height. Thankfully, there are easy solutions that don't involve hiring a plumber or extensive remodeling. Let’s explore some practical options for adjusting your shower head’s height.

Install an Adjustable Shower Head Extension Arm

An adjustable extension arm is a simple solution for changing the height of your shower head. Extension arms are available in various sizes and styles (i.e., curved, straight, etc.) to fit your needs. They are also easy to install. Simply remove your old shower head, screw in the adjustable arm, and reattach your shower head to the end of the extension arm. This modification should give you an additional 6-10 inches of height and the freedom/flexibility to adjust the angle to your liking.

Install a Swivel Ball Adapter

A swivel ball adapter is an excellent option if you don't want to change your entire shower arm. Swivel ball adapters typically attach with a simple screw-on installation, so it's quick and easy to install. This attachment connects to the end of your shower arm, allowing the shower head to pivot up and down. As a result, you will enjoy added flexibility when adjusting the height of your shower head – even if your shower arm is fixed in place.

Install an S-Shaped Shower Pipe or Arm

An S-shaped shower pipe or arm is another solution for those who want a more permanent adjustable fixture. This curved S-shape pipe is installed between the existing shower arm and the shower head, allowing you to adjust the height and angle of the shower head. These shower pipes usually require plumbing installation. If you're not confident in taking a DIY approach, our professional plumbers can help.

Install a Wall-Mounted Handheld Shower Holder

A wall-mounted handheld shower holder may be your solution if you want the convenience and freedom of a handheld shower without the need to hold it. This holder attaches to the wall and holds the handheld shower head at the desired height. The holder typically has a swivel ball joint that allows you to adjust the position of the shower head.

Install Shower Slide Bar

Like a wall-mounted hand-held shower holder, a shower slide bar holds the handheld shower head at the desired height. However, the slide bar is attached to the wall with a sliding bracket that can move up and down. This feature will allow you to adjust the height of the showerhead easily, while also giving you the perk of a handheld shower head. This option works well in households with individuals of varying heights.

Need to Upgrade or Replace Your Shower Head? Count On a Professional Plumber

Having a shower head that is too short or too high can make shower time uncomfortable. Luckily, there are multiple solutions for adjusting your shower head. Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Southeast Georgia has the expertise, equipment, and experience to help with shower head adjustments and replacements. Our technicians can inspect your shower, offer our professional recommendations, and install or upgrade your shower head quickly and affordably. We have the tools and technologies to get the job done right.

Are you ready to say goodbye to uncomfortable shower time and hello to a more enjoyable, customizable experience? Want to shower standing straight and comfortably? Call today!