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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...

Showing blogs posted in 2015...

Best Christmas movie characters according to The Shower Doctor team
It’s that time of the year again and we have decided to bring you something a little different. If you’re anything like the team at Shower Doc a large portion of the impending festivities will involve being curled up on the settee in your onesie, or wrapped in cosy slankett watching Christmas movies!
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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 do power showers work?
How do power showers work? And what separates them from the other types of shower available?
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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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Britain behaving badly: bathroom habits revealed
From lengthy pampering sessions to a brief wash ‘n’ go, we may seem divided in many a bathroom habit – but if there’s one thing the research can agree on, it’s that the UK is all about the ‘splash and dash’!
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Plumbing industry has cleaned up its image
Charlie Mullins, founder of Pimlico Plumbers, believes the industry has improved its reputation dramatically in the last 35 years.
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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 rise of the female plumber
With more women pursuing a career as a tradesperson, is it becoming easier for them to achieve their dreams?
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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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Shower singing styles - Which one are you?
We’ve all done it. Some do it more than others. Some do it all the time. Some make sure everyone hears them. We’re talking about singing in the shower. Loads of us love to belt out our favourite songs at the top of our lungs, using shower heads as microphones whilst taking a shower so we’ve put together this guide to different types of shower singers. Which category do you fall into?
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Handy shower repair tips
Follow these handy tips to make your repair job run smoothly and protect your shower area from damage
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Stay safe when tackling shower repairs
Fixing a fault with your shower can be quite simple if you know how. There are however some important safety precautions you should take
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Plumbers feeling confident about the future
The vast majority of the nation's plumbers are feeling positive about their future business prospects
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Plumbers urged to take extra care when installing push-fit pipes
An increase in the use of push-fit pipes among plumbing professionals has coincided with a rise in high value claims for water damage
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The Shower Doctor Surgery: How to service Gummers 1500 style shower valve
You can buy everything you need to service a Gummers 1500 series valve from The Shower Doctor. Our handy guide will tell you how.
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Is it time you ditched your tub?
Getting rid of your tub could allow you to fit the shower of your dreams into your bathroom
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The Shower Doctor Surgery: How to service Gummers 1800 style valve
Find out how to fit a service kit to a Gummers 1800 series shower valve. You can buy your service kit from ShowerDoc.com
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The Shower Doctor: What our customers are saying
The Shower Doctor has once again been receiving glowing customer reviews. Here is just some of the feedback left for us in recent weeks.
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Tackling limescale in your shower
Technology such as Mira's Clearscale can help to reduce limescale build-up, which can hamper the performance of your electric shower
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The Shower Doctor Surgery - Replacing a part inside an electric shower
There are a few general rules you should follow when replacing a part inside an electric shower. You can buy all the spares you need from ShowerDoc.com
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Protecting your family against burns and scalds
Hot water has the potential to cause serious burns, especially in young children. Thermostatic showers and anti-scald devices can provide important protection.
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The Shower Doctor Surgery - Electric Showers Explained
Electric showers come in all shapes and sizes, but the inner workings are all very similar. This guide will give you a basic understanding of how they work
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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...
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Older homeowners worry about finding good tradesmen
A fifth of over-65s have left home repairs undone because they don't know where to find a reputable tradesman
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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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Shower manufacturer Triton achieves significant waste reduction target
Triton said it has achieved zero waste to landfill status two years earlier than it had hoped
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Is your plumber WaterSafe registered?
Consumers are being encouraged to choose plumbers who are registered with WaterSafe
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Showering in small spaces
No matter how small your bathroom, there is always a solution when it comes to your shower
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The Shower Doctor: What our customers are saying
What do Shower Doctor customers think about our service? Find out here
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Plumbers can be "foot soldiers" in fuel poverty fight
Plumbers and other tradesmen should be able to alert authorities if a house is too cold.
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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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Mira Sport 'the installer's favourite electric shower'
The manufacturer believes its Sport range of showers is recognised as a favourite among plumbers
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Taking shower singing to the next level
An innovative karaoke shower has won second prize in the annual ODD Invention Challenge
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The Shower Doctor: What our customers are saying
We've had plenty more great feedback from our customers in recent weeks. Find out what people have been saying about The Shower Doctor
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Need to save money? Then repair your shower
Failing to address a fault with your shower could cost you more in the long run. Find spares and replacement parts at ShowerDoc.com
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Vatican opens showers for the homeless
Work has been completed on three showers for use by homeless people in the Italian capital Rome
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Majority of British women don't shower daily
A new survey shows that only one in five women in the UK actually take a shower every day
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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: What our customers are saying
Listen to the wonderful feedback our customers have left for us in the last few weeks
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Making your bathroom disabled-friendly
There are many tools and accessories you can use to make your bathroom a safe environment for a disabled family member
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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: What our customers are saying
Check out the glowing reviews our customers have been leaving for us on our TrustPilot review page recently
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Take one small step into this space-age shower
A new NASA-inspired shower claims to achieve water savings of up to 90 per cent
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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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Plumbing industry urged to save the date for 'must attend' event
The date has been set for 2015's BMA annual conference.
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Plumbing firms told to 'act now' for training grant
Plumbing businesses can now apply for APHC training grants, but they're only available to the first 100 applicants.
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The Shower Doctor: What our customers are saying
If you've never used us before, find out why so many people choose the Shower Doctor for all their shower parts and spares.
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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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Can not showering every day actually be good for you?
Is it better for you if you don't take a shower every day?
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How often do you take a shower?
New research reveals Brits do not wash for 111 days each year.
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Why a cold shower could be good for your health
Research suggests having a cold shower could have surprising benefits.
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Are you too shy to ask for your plumber's qualifications?
A new study is hoping to identify how members of the public can protect themselves better against rogue traders.
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The Shower Doctor: What our customers are saying
Don't take our word for how good we are - take a look at the feedback we receive on our TrustPilot review page.
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Plumbers 'among country's most trusted tradespeople'
People in the plumbing trade have been voted the friendliest in a study comparing the manners of all handymen and women in the UK.
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Resolve not to fall victim to plumbing problems this new year
Taking care of a few basic plumbing essentials could be a new year's resolutions everyone can succeed in.
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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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