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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 April 2015...

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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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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