How are steam shower units installed?

The key benefits of the steam shower are releasing toxins from the body and improving your well being. It offers ultimate relaxation, and the cloud of soothing steam helps you feel revitalized before going to bed. Most steam showers come with many additional features like water jets, music, lighting, etc. However, it is fairly easy to install a steam shower unit. Here are the basic steps involved in the installation process,

  • The presence of excess moisture in the bathroom would cause the development of mold and mildews. It can also lead to structural damage. Thus, you need to ensure that the bathroom walls are mold-resistant and space is properly ventilated to avoid the build-up of moisture.
  • The electrical supply for the unit needs to be GFCI protected. The size of the line required is based on the size of the steam generator used. Consider hiring a professional to handle electrical works to prevent accidents or causing any damage to the system.
  • Read the installation instructions provided along with the unit to assemble the parts of the steam shower.
  • It is important to connect both the hot water supply and cold water supply to the steam shower. Make sure that they are well-balanced and at the required pressure.
  • Then you need to position the drainage point of the shower. Usually, steam showers come with a flexible hose so it is easy to make the drain connection as long as the location of the drain is within the vicinity of the unit.
  • Adjust the leveling legs properly to obtain a stable and leveled base for the steam shower unit.
  • Finally, use finishes so that the unit integrates well with its surrounding. But you have to make sure that the finishing material is mold-resistant and can sustain wet conditions.

Also, do not fail to check for any water leaks and test all the electrical components before you finish installing the steam shower.