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Featured Article Is a Hot Shower Really Bad for Your Skin? It’s a fact of life that most things we enjoy, are investigated by an expert and are found to be bad for us. Think about it - alcohol, red meat, sunshine, sugar, salt, caffeine and now – even hot showers are found to be bad for us. As the experts in all things shower related, we thought it was only fair that we covered the subject. Read more...
Featured Article Six Showering Mistakes You are Probably Making It’s highly likely that you have been showering your entire life, whether it’s at school, the gym, at home or at work – we are pretty sure that you don’t give the way that you shower too much of a second thought and that you will at least, be ‘ found guilty’ of one of the following mistakes we have recognised below. Read more...
Featured Article Benefits of cold showers: The Shower Doctor evaluation Whether it’s recommended by books, athletes, business gurus or wellness coaches – there’s a huge amount of press and positive attention given to taking cold showers. Read more...
Featured Article Best Power Showers: Shower Doctor's Best Sellers & Advice Power Showers are some of our most popular products here at The Shower Doctor, and they are the perfect addition to bathrooms large and small – delivering a reliable, great shower experience. Read more...
Featured Article Bristan Showers: The Shower Doctors' Best Sellers & Advice Bristan are the UK experts in both taps & showers. Over the last four decades, they have become one of the biggest suppliers of Showers in the UK and they estimate that a quarter of all UK households have either a Bristan Tap or Shower. Read more...
Featured Article Bar Mixer Showers: Shower Doctor Best Sellers Bar Mixer Showers are a common sight in hotels and homes across the UK. All of the showers controls such as flow, temperature and diverters are all in the Bar Mixer Valve – making them not only incredibly easy to use – but also very compact Read more...
Featured Article New Right Pump Range Releases from Salamander, in Stock Now Salamander are one of the most innovative companies we work with, and that’s why we are proud to have been chosen to stock and supply their new ‘Right Pump’ range. Read more...
Featured Article Understanding Home Water Systems & Shower Performance Before undertaking any plumbing, bathroom or appliance changes in your home – it’s important that you understand what water system your home operates. Read more...
Featured Article Which type of shower should I buy? When choosing the most suitable shower for your home there are a few important factors that you need to take in to consideration before you choose the type of shower you want. Read more...
Featured Article 6 Tips to Cut Down Your Water Bills Every home owner wants to do what they can to cut down on their monthly bills and by making some small changes to your habits you can help to reduce your water bills leaving you with some extra cash in your pocket at the end of each month. Read more...
Featured Article Electric Shower Problems: 5 most common faults (and what causes them) Here at The Shower Doctor, everyday we receive emails and phone calls from people that have faults with their electric shower, so what we are about to do here is run through the top 5 faults with electric showers and give you some idea of where to look to find where the problem is with the shower. Read more...
Featured Article Top Five Tips for Bathroom Renovation Top Five Tips for Bathroom Renovation Read more...
Featured Article Repair Your Morning Routine! The best way to plan is to make a list of all the things you need to do before you leave the house in the morning. Do you need to get your clothes ready? Do you need to prepare lunch for yourself or the kids? Do you eat breakfast before you go out? How much time needs to be allocated for spending in the shower and will there be a queue for the bathroom? Read more...
Featured Article The Shower Doctor Surgery: How to replace a shower head Replacing a shower head is a very simple job, but there are a few things you need to know first. You can purchase your new shower head from showerdoc.com Read more...
Featured Article Things you wanted to know about showers (but were afraid to ask) - Infographic We often take showering for granted, but there’s been plenty of research to show showers can still surprise us every now and then. Do you know how often we shower? Do you know how much it costs us? Find this out, along with some other surprising shower facts in our infographic... Read more...

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Is a Hot Shower Really Bad for Your Skin?
It’s a fact of life that most things we enjoy, are investigated by an expert and are found to be bad for us. Think about it - alcohol, red meat, sunshine, sugar, salt, caffeine and now – even hot showers are found to be bad for us. As the experts in all things shower related, we thought it was only fair that we covered the subject.
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How to De-scale a Shower Head
Depending upon where you live in the country, limescale can very quickly build up blocking your shower head, providing a less than satisfactory shower experience.
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Upgrading & Replacing Your Shower Head, a Guide from the Shower Doctor
If you find yourself running around in your shower trying to get wet, or have a clogged up old shower head with a poor flow rate, it’s likely time that you changed your shower head.
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Troubleshooting Low Water Pressure - How to Increase Water Pressure in Your Home
Low Water Pressure is one of the most frustrating things to have in your home and if you have ever experienced low water pressure, you will likely remember waiting ages for your bath to run, for the sink to fill up and most importantly, terrible showers.
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Choosing a shower for a small bathroom
Small Bathrooms can throw up many different challenges. It’s often difficult to envisage how best to optimise and design a bathroom – which looks great and provides the best possible performance from its appliances.
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Replacing your bath with a shower - Pros, cons and tips.
Whilst Baths used to be a vital part of everybody’s routine in the early 20th century, with lives getting busier and busier – showers started to rise in popularity. It’s hard to escape the convenience and enjoyment from even just a few minutes under a steaming hot shower at the beginning and end of each day.
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How to increase shower water pressure?
Low water pressure in your home can be one of the most irritating problems you can have.
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Which type of shower should I buy?
When choosing the most suitable shower for your home there are a few important factors that you need to take in to consideration before you choose the type of shower you want.
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6 Tips to Cut Down Your Water Bills
Every home owner wants to do what they can to cut down on their monthly bills and by making some small changes to your habits you can help to reduce your water bills leaving you with some extra cash in your pocket at the end of each month.
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Electric Shower Problems: 5 most common faults (and what causes them)
Here at The Shower Doctor, everyday we receive emails and phone calls from people that have faults with their electric shower, so what we are about to do here is run through the top 5 faults with electric showers and give you some idea of where to look to find where the problem is with the shower.
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How to Deep Clean your Bathroom – 5 Methods
How clean are bathrooms? Well according to University of Arizona’s professor of microbiology Charles Gerba, without going into too much detail, pretty germy. However we are on hand to help, with these tips and cleaning hacks you can have your bathroom sparkling clean in no time.
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Top Five Tips for Bathroom Renovation
Top Five Tips for Bathroom Renovation
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Choose your shower gel smell - an infographic.
There’s no greater feeling than stepping out of the shower feeling clean and fresh and smelling great.
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Repair Your Morning Routine!
The best way to plan is to make a list of all the things you need to do before you leave the house in the morning. Do you need to get your clothes ready? Do you need to prepare lunch for yourself or the kids? Do you eat breakfast before you go out? How much time needs to be allocated for spending in the shower and will there be a queue for the bathroom?
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How to shower like an absolute boss - an infographic
No-one knows showers better than us. It’s something everyone does every day (well, most days) so it’s very important to do it right. Go in with a plan and you’ll come out feeling fresh, fragrant and ready to roll. Here’s our guide to showering like an absolute boss.
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The Shower Doctor Surgery: How to replace an Aqualisa cartridge
When it comes to servicing your Aqualisa shower, very little has changed over the last 30 or so years. Although the knobs on the front can look very different, this is just a case of the manufacturer ensuring the unit continues to look modern. Once you remove the casing, the models pretty much remain unchanged since the 80s.
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Low water pressure? No problem!
Whether it is filling up a bath slowly, too much cold water coming through, or reducing a shower to a trickle; low water pressure can be a nightmare for homeowners.
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Make your small bathroom look big with these easy steps
By making a few simple changes, you can instantly trick the eye into seeing something far more spacious and altogether impressive.
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5 Tips to Renovate Your Bathroom Cheaply
A complete bathroom renovation might be tempting, but it isn’t always necessary to make dramatic changes to achieve a brand new look
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The Shower Doctor Surgery: How to replace a shower head
Replacing a shower head is a very simple job, but there are a few things you need to know first. You can purchase your new shower head from showerdoc.com
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The Shower Doctor Surgery - How to replace 416.53 and 416.48 Mira latching switch
Here we explain how to replace a faulty latching switch on a Mira shower unit
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The Shower Doctor Surgery - Servicing an Ultra shower valve
Read on for our handy guide to servicing an Ultra shower valve. You can purchase a replacement cartridge from ShowerDoc.com
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How to choose a colour scheme for the bathroom
Create a relaxing sanctuary or a vibrant modern space, depending on the colours you choose.
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How much water are you wasting?
A study by Evolve Technologies shows that many of us are wasting up to two gallons of water by waiting for our shower to heat up
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The Shower Doctor Surgery: How to service a Mira 88 shower valve
Here we walk you through the steps required to service a Mira 88 shower valve.
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The Shower Doctor Surgery: How to replace a PRD on a Gainsborough SDL
Replacing the PRD on a Gainsborough SDL shower is a straightforward job that can be done quickly and easily with the right tools.
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The Shower Doctor Surgery: How to replace a shower hose
Need to replace your shower hose but not sure where to start? Read ShowerDoc.com's handy how-to guide
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The Shower Doctor Surgery: How to replace carbon motor brushes
The latest in our series of how-to guides shows you how to replace your shower's carbon motor brush. Buy your shower spares and parts from ShowerDoc.com
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The Shower Doctor Surgery: Testing a heating tank element inside an electric shower
Testing the heating tank element inside your electric shower could help you understand why it's not working properly. Check out our how-to guide for more details.
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The Shower Doctor Surgery: How to replace an inlet clamp inside a Mira Sport electric shower
Our latest how to guide walks you through replacing a Mira Sport electric shower's inlet clamp. Get all the shower parts you need from ShowerDoc.com
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The Shower Doctor Surgery: Resetting the temperature on a Gummers 1500 valve
Find out how to reset the temperature on a Gummers 1500 style valve in our how to guide. For more info on shower DIY, subscribe to The Shower Doctor YouTube channel.
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The Shower Doctor Surgery: How to replace a shower bracket
When it comes to shower maintenance, one of the more common jobs you are likely to have to carry out is the replacement of your shower head holder. Read our DIY guide for step by step instructions and useful tips.
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The Shower Doctor Surgery: How to replace a Mira Excel cartridge
The latest in our series of how-to guides focuses on swapping out your Mira Excel cartridge. Buy your shower spares and parts from ShowerDoc.com
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Insulating your water pipes
What are the benefits of insulating your water pipes and how do you do it?
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The Shower Doctor Surgery: How to replace a Mira TCO
Replacing a thermal cutout in a Mira can be a tricky task. Here's the best way to go about it.
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The Shower Doctor Surgery: How to replace a Triton shower's PRD
For guidance on how to swap out a Triton shower's pressure relief device, read on.
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The facts and figures of a more efficient bathroom
Most of could probably do more to make our bathrooms better when it comes to water efficiency, but what difference could such changes make?
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What to do when a pipe bursts
If you're unfortunate enough to experience a burst pipe, it can potentially cause a significant amount of damage to your home. Here are some tips on how to limit the financial impact.
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How to choose the right plumber
If you need a professional plumber, here are a few tips on how to find the right person for the job.
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How to make your bathroom elderly-accessible
If your parents or grandparents are starting to struggle with using their bathroom, then here are some steps you can take to make life easier for them.
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What sort of shower do I want?
From electric showers to digital, mixers and power showers, choosing the type that will suit you best can be a bit overwhelming. Here's a brief guide to help you make your decision.
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How to make your bathroom more relaxing
If you want to make your bathroom the ideal place to unwind, then follow these tips to get the most out of this part of your home.
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How to market your plumbing business for free
There are numerous ways in which plumbers can promote their firms for no charge, with effective marketing providing a range of new ways to connect with customers.
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Why want a wetroom?
If you're considering installing a wetroom into your home, there are a few things to think about first.
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Tiling tips
Never tiled before? Follow our step-by-step guide.
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DIY safety guide
How to keep yourself safe when doing bathroom DIY
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How to be more water-efficient
On a water meter? This guide will enlighten you on how to not let money go down the drain.
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Tips to keep your bathroom clear
How to ensure your bathroom is always tidy.
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5 common shower spares and when to use them
Take a look at which shower spares you might need when carrying out bathroom improvements.
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How to gain space in your bathroom
Advice on how to make the most out of one of the smallest rooms in the house.
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Best money-saving bathroom tips
How to avoid spending a fortune on your bathroom.
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How to replace your shower
If you're thinking about buying a new shower, this guide will inform you of some of the different types you can choose from.
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What's wrong with my shower?
Here is a list of common problems you may experience with your shower - and how you can sort them out.
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How to spruce up your bathroom on a budget
A guide on how to get the most for your money when it comes to redesigning your bathroom.
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George Thomson established "The Shower Doctor" in 1993 to focus on shower repair in the Edinburgh area. George is a second generation plumber; he and his father ran a successful plumbing and heating business. In the late 80's this 40-year-old family business was sold.
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