If you’re like most people, your bathroom is one of the places where you relax and enjoy some peace and quiet. But if you have an Ariel steam shower, that peace and quiet may soon be gone. Steam showers are a popular type of bathroom remodel that allow people to take showers without having to stand under hot water. Instead, the showerhead heats water up using steam, which causes the water to flow over the skin more quickly. This can be especially beneficial for people who have trouble getting wet or for people who have work or other activities that keep them busy during the day. However, steam showers are not without their risks. Most notably, they can cause burns if you are not careful. To help you stay safe while taking a steam shower, read through these instructions for operating your Ariel steam shower.
How to Install a Steam Shower
If you are like most people, you love taking a hot shower. What could be better than stepping into a steaming hot bath or shower? Steam showers provide the perfect solution to taking a hot shower without having to wait for your water to heat up on the stovetop.
Installing a steam shower is not difficult, but there are some basic steps that you should follow in order to make sure that your installation goes smoothly. Follow these easy instructions and you’ll have your new steamer up and running in no time.
1. Prepare your bathroom for installation by removing any old decorations or trim and leveling the floor with a shovel if necessary. You will also need to remove any built-in shelves or cabinets if they are in the way of the shower head or pipe exit.
2. Mark the location of the pipe entrance on the wall above the tub with pencil or a piece of paper taped to the wall. This will help you position the pipe correctly when installing it later on.
3. Remove any old plumbing from around the tub area and remove any obstructions from beneath it, such as drain pipes, tile, grout lines, etc. If there is standing water in or around the tub, clear it away before continuing so that you don’t damage anything during installation.
4. Locate and purchase your steam shower head(s). There are many styles available, so be sure to choose one that best matches your bathroom decor and needs.
How to Use Your Steam Shower
If you have never used a steam shower before, it may be helpful to read through these operating instructions before starting. To use your steam shower, turn on the hot water at the main valve in the wall and wait 10-12 minutes for the water to heat up. Turn off the cold water at the main valve and wait 30 seconds for the hot water to drain. When you are ready to use your shower, open the shower door and position yourself under the spray. Hold onto one of the bars near the floor and step into the shower. Close the door behind you and hold on to the bar while using your other hand to turn on or off the faucet controlling your desired amount of steam. When you are finished using your steam shower, close both doors quickly and steps out of the shower onto a cold surface.
Troubleshooting Your Steam Shower
If you are having trouble with your steam shower, try these tips:
1. Make sure that the water is hot. The hotter the water, the better it will work in the steam shower.
2. Make sure that there is enough pressure in the shower. If there is not enough pressure, the water will not heat up and will not produce much steam. You can check for pressure by putting your hand under the showerhead and feeling how warm the water is before turning on the shower.
3. Clean and clear any obstructions in the lines running to and from the showerhead. These can include hair, soap scum, or build-up of mineral deposits.
4. Clear any obstructions in the drainage system beneath your shower area. This includes anything from Build-up of sediment on a bathtub drain to clogged rain gutters on a roof top.
5. Check to see if there is an air leak in either your main plumbing line or your steam system pipes leading to it.. If so, fix it as soon as possible before it causes serious damage
Maintenance and Cleaning Your Steam Shower
Steam showers provide a luxurious and invigorating experience that can be enjoyed by everyone. However, like any other appliance, they require regular upkeep and cleaning to keep them running smoothly. This guide will cover the main aspects of maintaining and cleaning a steam shower, from ensuring that the water reservoir is kept clean to removing debris from the showerhead.
1) Make sure the water reservoir is kept free of debris:
The water reservoir is one of the most important parts of your steam shower system, as it holds all of the hot water needed for bathing. To ensure that it remains clean, regularly check for small pieces of debris such as dirt, dust, and hair. If any are found, use a brush or vacuum cleaner to remove them. Be sure to empty and clean the reservoir every two months or whenever it starts to show signs of wear.
2) Clean the showerhead:
Similar to the water reservoir, the showerhead is another key component of your steam shower system. As with all exposed surfaces in your bathroom, it needs to be cleaned regularly to prevent build-up on its surface and inside its holes. To do this, use a cloth moistened with mild soap and warm water. Gently scrub the area until suds are formed; then rinse thoroughly with cold water. Once again, be sure to empty and clean the head every two months or whenever it starts to show signs of wear.