Types of Shower Valves
What is a shower valve? These valves are fittings designed to control water flow and temperature in the shower. Up-to-date shower valves, when properly installed, can make showering more pleasant by reducing temperature fluctuations and surprise changes in water pressure. This guide reviews the different types of shower valves and how they work to make it easier to upgrade or replace a shower head.
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Most plumbing certification and code organizations have anti-scald requirements for plumbing fixtures to control water temperature in showers. Knowing the different shower valve types can help your home stay up to code and provide flow control to make your showers as comfortable as possible.
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