Sara Holder. Shower. December 29th , 2017.
Ideally wooden rods should be avoided as a shower curtain rods since these rods go through wears and tears every time you open and draw the curtain.
Certifications: There are many Safety certifications such as ETL, CE, UL, and ISO-9001. Depending on where you live your building inspector may require your steam shower to have certain certifications. ETL certification however is universally accepted in the United States and Canada. It is important to check with your building inspector before purchasing a steam shower that isn't ETL certified; this can save you from having to return the shower which can be expensive and hold up construction.
Warranty: Steam showers primarily come with a one year warranty on electrical parts and a one year warranty on the shell or acrylic pieces. This is a manufactures warranty. The warranty a company offers some insight to the quality of a steam shower. If they offer a warranty that is longer than the manufactures warranty it is a good indicator that the steam shower is a quality unit.
Do not take shower immediately after an intense workout. Drink lots of water before taking a steam bath to avoid dehydration. Do not use steam bath for more than twenty minutes. Avoid using steam room if you see open wounds.
A diverter valve can channel water to the showerhead OR the handshower OR the body sprays'but not all at the same time. If a hot supply and a cold supply were plumbed into a diverter valve, the water would run constantly with no way to stop it. You've figured that you have a shower diverter valve problem. Tackling plumbing problems in the home can be quite daunting. Shower diverter valve replacement or replacing a diverter washer can be tricky if you're not familiar with the process.
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