How to Replace Your Shower Knob

Replacing your shower knob is one of the most important steps that you will need to take when remodeling your bathroom. You can actually replace the shower knob anytime you want-not necessarily when you are remodeling your bathroom. Installing a shower knob is much easier than you can imagine. Here are the steps to follow:

Step 1: Buy a new knob

Buying a knob for your shower is a task that is a bit complicated than it looks. First, you must be sure that the new knob will fit with your bathroom fixtures. You need to determine the brands of the bathroom fixtures. But if you cannot determine the brand, you can buy a universal knob.

Shower knobs come in different colors and styles; therefore, it is important to consider the look you want your bathroom to achieve. If you are remodeling the bathroom, it is a good idea to purchase the knob when purchasing other replacement fixtures. However, if you are only replacing the knob, you may want to take a picture of your bathroom and take it with you to the home improvement store.

Step 2: Removing the shower knob

Turn off the water supply to your house. This is important in helping you to avoid leaks. Find a small screw at the center of the shower knob. If you can’t find the screw, it may be hidden under a decorative cover.

That means that you will have to remove the cover to unscrew the shower knob. Push a flathead screw under the cover to dislodge it and remove the screw. After loosening and removing the screw, you can proceed to remove the knob. After loosening the screw, remove it and remove the knob. Pull it towards yourself and avoid jerking it to the side.

Step 3: Installing the new knob

Installing the new knob is easy. You simply need to push the knobs onto to areas you pulled the old knob. Be careful not to mix the cold and hot water as doing so could cause a nasty shock. Nearly universally, the right knob corresponds to the cold water and the left knob to cold water, but some homes are built contrary to the norm.

You can add the screws after pushing the knobs. Make sure that the new knobs are secured well, but not too tight to the extent that it will be difficult to unscrew during future maintenance. Once the knobs are screwed into position, add the decorative cover back onto the knob to complete the replacement. See how easy it was?