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3 Ways To Help Dad Relax This Father’s Day

Finding the right Father’s Day gift for dad isn’t always easy. After all, what do you get the man who has everything? Well, one thing that most dads are short on is spare time. Between working, tackling projects around the house, and being a dad, they rarely have much time for themselves.

So this year, instead of a traditional gift, why not free up some of dad’s time by tackling one of the projects on his agenda? And since plumbing projects tend to be the ones dads dread most, why not start there? Fixing a leaky faucet, changing out an old toilet or showerhead, or even surprising dad with a luxurious plumbing upgrade he’d never get for himself are just a few ways to help dad take a load off this Father’s Day. Keep reading for more ideas, inspiration, and pro tips for plumbing upgrades and repairs for dad!


Put In a New & Improved Showerhead

A showerhead upgrade is one of the best and easiest gift ideas for dad. Every dad deserves a relaxing shower experience, especially after exercising or a long day of working outside. And there is a wide range of options on the market, so it’s easy to find one that’s both right for dad and the bathroom's overall aesthetic.

Rain showerheads provide a relaxing and luxurious experience with their larger surface area and many spray nozzles. Handheld showerheads allow for a more effortless, more dynamic bathing experience, and many have nozzle settings that offer a gentle water massage. Even dual-showerhead models can give dad the option of switching between a rain showerhead and a handheld nozzle.

Most of today’s showerheads have lower flow rates than older models but use aeration or compression chambers to ensure high water pressure. This means that dad can enjoy great water pressure and save money on utilities simultaneously!

Give Dad the Surprise of a Plumbing Upgrade

The showerhead is a good place to start, but other old plumbing fixtures can be changed out for newer, more eco-friendly versions, many of which come with modern features for greater practicality and luxury. 

A touchless faucet with a motion sensor is great for conserving water, but it can also help prevent the spread of germs by allowing dad to wash engine oil or dirt off his hands without getting any on the faucet handle. It is also easier to clean than a traditional faucet. Today’s smart toilets use very little water per flush yet are virtually clog-proof and offer neat features like seat warmers, ambient lighting, bidets, self-cleaning functions, and even Bluetooth speakers.

These changes and upgrades can be made individually or as part of a larger bathroom remodel. Still, in any case, it’s best to hire a professional plumber to tackle the major installs or the more intensive aspects of the remodeling process.

Fix That Dripping Faucet For Himfaucet

Another great option is to tackle some plumbing repairs that dad hasn’t had time to handle. If there’s a leaky faucet, showerhead, or toilet that can be heard refilling regularly, it’s best to tackle these things quickly. Leaks - even minor ones - can waste hundreds of gallons yearly, which is on the low end. It’s estimated that just one steadily dripping faucet can increase the monthly water bill by upwards of 10%.

The good news is that most fixture leaks are fairly easy to repair. It usually comes down to replacing a broken gasket or a worn valve. In some cases, the fix may require replacing the entire faucet or fixture so that dad will get that upgrade after all! For those unsure about handling the repairs on their own, it’s never a bad idea to contact a reputable plumber to handle the job.

About Laney’s Inc.

Laney’s Inc. is a locally-owned company with over 60 years of experience serving the community of Fargo, ND, and the surrounding areas. They provide competitive pricing, fast response times, and free second opinions. They are also available 24/7, and there is never an overtime charge. Call them today for plumbing services in Fargo, ND.