What you need to know before buying steam showers

Posted by AmandaTom on December 21st, 2013

  Steam showers are an amenity found in many fitness centers, athletic clubs and, now, you can have one in your own bathroom. Simple in design, steam showers consist of an enclosed tile room with a steam generator. Steam showers, or steam baths, are a centuries-old tradition dating back to ancient Rome, and they still remain in wide use due to the numerous health benefits they offer. Let’s not forget that a steam shower is the ultimate way to relax. As the gentle steam envelops your body, you will feel pain and fatigue simply lifting away. Once you’ve experienced the steam shower’s rejuvenating magic, you will want to enjoy it again and again. And that’s just the beginning!

There are a plenty of things you should know before looking into cheap steam showers suppliers. First of all, keep in mind that steam showers are self-contained and come in sections: floor base, glass walls and door with a top and are stand-alone units which means you do not have to build them into the structure of your bathroom, much like the idea behind the design of an infrared sauna but with plumbing. You do not need to install an exhaust fan from inside your bathroom, leading outside of your home to get rid of the moisture because the steam is sucked back into the unit by an internal fan which circulates water back into the unit.

They are also self-cleaning which means you never have to worry about mold or mildew build up. A few minutes after you are finished using them, a small motor turns on automatically and dries all the moisture, not only in the unit itself but also throughout all the plumbing. Pretty cool, right? You may have to wipe down the glass doors and windows occasionally because of soap or shampoo streaks but steam showers are very little maintenance once they are installed properly.

To find the perfect, cheap steam showers for the space in the bathroom you have available and the style you want to fit with your bathroom decor, you have to do a little research first. To begin, you have to know the length, width and height of the area in your bathroom were you want to install such a shower. There are cheap steam showers with different models on the market, with many different dimensions so that would be your first step. The next step is to look into measurements. This will also cut down on your search time because you will now know what models will fit in your space and which ones won't because of their sizes.

Whatever model of cheap steam showers you decide on, you will need to hire a local, certified electrician and plumber to install the unit if the supplier you bought it from does not provide this service. All units need to have a dedicated line from the back of the unit, directly to the electrical panel in your house. The massage jets, stereo, lights, computerized control panel, steam generator and Jacuzzi water pumps (if you buy that type of model) all need an independent, single source of electricity which are all located in one control panel on the back of the unit.

Don’t waste any more time, go out there and get your own wonderful and relaxing steam shower!

Steam showers are the perfect way to relax after a long and stressful day at work. If you don’t really want to spend that much money but still want the amazing benefits of such a shower, keep in mind that there are plenty of cheap steam showers suppliers out there!

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