The swivel function allows the user to adjust the angle and direction of the water jet, providing greater flexibility and customization when showering. This feature is particularly useful for accommodating different user preferences and ensuring that water can be directed where it is most comfortable.
Typically, the swivel mechanism is located between the shower head and shower arm, which allows for horizontal rotation. Some showerheads also feature a vertical swivel that provides additional flexibility in adjusting the height and angle of the water jet. The degree of pivoting can vary depending on the shower head model.
You can easily fix swivel joint leaks.
What you will need
Here are the tools to fix a shower head leak at the swivel joint:
- Adjustable wrenches
- Replacement O-ring or other seal
Fix leak at swivel joint
Follow these basic instructions if the reason for your leaking shower head is the swivel.
- Unscrew the shower head from the ball joint ring.
- Look inside for an O-ring (a ring that prevents water from leaking) or similar seal. Replace it and screw the shower head back on.