Moving house can be one of the most expensive processes in any person’s life, and the average cost of selling and moving home can total over £8,000 (and this doesn’t even include the necessary 10% mortgage deposit).
Considering these high costs, it is important that you take advantage of little savings whenever you can. One way of saving money is to uninstall your current shower system and then fit it into your new home.
To help save money when you move home, leading online pumps retailer Anchor Pumps have provided their step-by-step guide on uninstalling and re-fitting shower systems…
1) Before you decide to uninstall your shower system, remember that the majority of homes are ‘sold as seen’, this means that if a house viewer buys your home they generally expect all of the fixtures to remain in place. Make sure that you are clear to both estate agents and those viewing the house that you intend to take the shower system with you when you move.
2) When uninstalling a shower system, it is best to check what type of shower it is. Electric showers are usually quite easy to uninstall and re-fit elsewhere however mixer showers are a bit more of a challenge. If you have a mixer shower it may actually be cheaper to keep the shower in place and simply purchase a new shower system when you move into your new home.
3) When uninstalling an electric shower, the first thing you will need to do is to switch off the electrics at the mains. For extra precaution, check the electrical connection at the shower unit with a mains tester just to be completely sure that the connection is not live. Next you will need to turn the water supply off at the main stop tap.
4) Now that the shower system has been disconnected from both the electrical supply and water supply, you can begin to remove it from the wall. Remove any screws from the wall to carefully uninstall the unit. You will also need to disconnect and remove the segment of cable that attaches the shower to the pull cord switch.
5) When you have removed your shower, you can then follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for reinstalling the system into your home. Some homeowners also have shower pumps fitted into their home – a shower pump boosts the water supply’s flow rate, enhancing the power of a shower as a result. If you have a pricey shower pump in your home then it is certainly worth taking it to your new home to help save on additional costs. If you do need to purchase a new shower pump for your new home, we recommend products from top brands such as Grundfos and Lowara, investing in a good quality product is sure to last you many years in your new home.