Replacing an electric shower might seem like a herculean task, especially if you have never done something like it before. Besides the fact that you can always call for professional electrical help in replacing a damaged electric shower, you can get things done on your own by taking the right steps.
For safety purposes and professional service, especially if you are not properly trained or experienced, you should call an electric company for a switch installation in London.
With the steps below, you can get your electric shower replaced.
Guide To Replacing Your Electric Shower
Before you begin with this procedure, you must ensure that everything is already in place, in order to prevent things from going wrong. If you are well aware or familiar with electrical wiring, then with these steps, it should be easy for you.
- Disconnect The Power
Without a doubt, this should be the first thing to do when dealing with electrical replacements. Cut the power supply to the shower, or if possible, to the house. Afterwards, check for the electrical supply using a tester. Once you are sure that the power has been disconnected, turn off the water supply.
- Remove The Old Unit
The old shower unit should then be removed after the power, and water supply has been cut. This should be easy, as most electrical shower units are attached by four screws. All you need to do is unscrew them and lift it off.
- Check Out The New Unit
This is to check the water supply connection and the electricity supply connection. If the new one is exactly the same as the one you just removed, then it should be a lot easier to find. Both the electrical and water connections can be seen when the front panel is removed.
This is the point where you place the new shower unit over the place where the old one was removed. You have to do it in a way that the old holes will be covered and it will be easier to fit the wires into place. You can use the holes previously used in screwing the old unit, or you can mark out spots for the new one.
This can be tricky, especially if you are using the hammer to drill holes in the tiles. It could result in the tiles being broken, and hence an unpleasant job. Instead, use a masonry bit to drill the holes. Also, ensure you have the right size of bits for the job as this can present another problem. When the holes are ready, fit the screws, fit the plug and screw in your new shower.
- Reconnect The Power
This should only be done when you are sure that you have done everything correctly, and this includes the neutral wires and the earth wires. Once everything is back in place, turn on the power and test the shower. Again, it would help if you were extra careful when testing the new shower. This is primarily to avoid accidents.
If you are unsure about installing or replacing your new electric shower, you should always call for professional help. At Electric Works London, we are always available to offer our services and advice to clients. Besides shower and socket installation in London, we provide sound and safe advice to our customers who wish to do it on their own.
In cases like electric shower installation, we would not advise customers to do it on their own, unless they are qualified to do so, as it comes along with a lot of risks. In all this, we are just one call away from giving you all the help you need. Give us a call today on 020 71834006.