Steam Shower Installation and Repair
Article Date: 4/15/2019 | Posted By Nick
What if we told you that a steam shower installation in Houston is a cure for the common cold? Well, we can’t make that claim definitively, but there is plenty of evidence that shows using a steam shower will help alleviate cold symptoms. Breathing in steam helps to loosen up chest congestion and allow you to clear out your lungs, the moisture also allows nasal passages to clear.
Steam showers allow you to relax your muscles and use your sweat to release toxins from your body. Steam showers also allow your pores to open, allowing dirt, sweat and skin oil to be easily washed away.
WHAT IS A STEAM SHOWER?
Your steam shower installation in Houston
uses the cold-water supply in your home and an electric generator to create steam that is delivered through specially designed shower heads. The shower stall itself differs from a traditional one in that a steam shower is enclosed, to keep steam from escaping into the bathroom. Steam showers will generally have a small bench-type seat, and in larger enclosures may include a wider bench for two or more people.
HOW LONG HAVE STEAM SHOWERS BEEN AROUND?
Steam showers and saunas are believed to have been invented during the Roman Empire where they utilized as a health remedy as well as a social gathering spot, much like a modern gym. The Roman steam baths got their hot water from natural underground hot springs.
IS A STEAM SHOWER THE SAME AS A SAUNA?
No. The difference between the two breaks down like this; a sauna uses low humidity and high heat (up to two-hundred degrees) and is generally a wood construction, A steam shower uses high humidity and lower temperatures (between one-hundred and one-hundred-twenty degrees) and looks more like a standard shower stall with tile and glass doors.
Stated simply, you’re going to sweat more in a sauna, but since the body recognizes the wet steam as being hotter than it is, a steam shower will feel as hot as a sauna.
DO I HAVE TO REMODEL MY ENTIRE BATHROOM FOR A STEAM SHOWER?
Naturally, the best time to consider a steam shower installation in Houston
would be at a time when you’re remodeling a bathroom. However, you can put a steam shower in just about any bathroom that currently has a stand-alone shower with little modification. If you currently have a standard tub-and-shower in your bathroom, some modest changes will need to be made to enclose the new shower stall, but the rest of your bathroom will remain untouched.
WHAT CAN GO WRONG WITH MY STEAM SHOWER?
For the most part, a steam shower will require the same amount of maintenance that your current shower requires. In terms of repair, like any other bathroom fixture, there is daily wear and tear from usage which can cause small leaks and is easily remedied by periodically replacing washers and seals.
Steam showers require the use of an electric powered steam generator, which after several years of use will be prone to failure. Most problems that require a steam shower repair in Houston
are centered around the steam generator unit. If your steam shower is not producing any steam at all, the first thing you want to do is check is the circuit breaker for the steam shower.
If checking and resetting the circuit breaker does not restore function to your steam shower, it’s time to give Nick’s Plumbing and Sewer Service a call. Seals and valves within your steam shower may be leaking, resulting in steam that doesn’t reach your shower; instead, being vented out by a faulty part. Nick’s Plumbing’s licensed technicians know steam showers inside and out, from supply lines, steam generators to the steam outlet pipes.
If you’re considering adding the convenience, comfort, and value of a steam shower installation in Houston
to your home, call Nick’s Plumbing and Sewer Services for a free estimate.
If you already have an estimate from another plumbing company, call Nick’s Plumbing and Sewer Services for a free second opinion.