Speakman builds high-quality products for homes all around the world. In this post, we’re going to describe the Speakman showerhead products, with a focus on Speakman S-2252 Signature Anystream and Speakman VS-3010 Anystream Pressure Handheld shower head. These two use Speakman patented faceplate and plunger system that creates Anystream functionality. When it comes to powerful streams, only a few showerheads can beat it. If you like showering, keep reading.
Established in 1869, the Speakman Co. started as a small plumbing and steam-fitting shop and it’s now a well-known manufacturer of bathroom and plumbing products. About 70 percent of the company’s revenue comes from the sales of shower and plumbing products. It has a comprehensive global supply chain, with parts like manifold, ball nut, handles, and brass exterior coming from Asia, while internal components are manufactured in the US.
The company had moved from a large 210,000 square-foot with an aging manufacturing process to a smaller 65,000 square-foot facility with a modern assembly process. So, when consumers demand a new showerhead design, it is now much faster for the company to retool and start producing.
Speakman is offering a wide range of products in different categories. For bathroom products, there are shower heads, shower and tub accessories, bathroom faucets, toilets, shower valves and trims, shower systems, and various bathroom accessories. The kitchen products of Speakman include high-rise wall-mounted faucets, bar faucets, flexible spring faucets, and pull-down faucets with sensors. The company is implementing the Kaizen method or continuous improvements, which keeps its products relevant to market trends and recent technological advancements. Using the innovative cell manufacturing process, Speakman only employs two-person teams for most assembly processes, instead of six or more people with traditional processes.
Speakman Anystream Shower Head
This solid brass shower head has clean lines and a modern faucet design with a simple side handle to complement any contemporary bathroom hardware and accessories.
The adjustable shower head’s patented Anystream 360° system effortlessly transitions the water spray through Intense, Rain, and Full Flood settings.
Shower head plungers control the spread of water as it leaves the nozzle to intensify the stream, making it an ideal low water pressure showerhead.
Speakman S-2252 Signature Anystream is an adjustable shower head with iconic style. It’s made of solid brass with a modern design and clean lines. With its simple side handle, the shower head easily complements any contemporary-style bathroom product. Designed for power and efficiency, it’s easy to control the spread of water using its plungers. It’s also an ideal shower head to choose from if you prefer lower water pressure. It’s a low-maintenance product that resists the build-up of hard-water sediment. For best performance, it is recommended to use compatible Speakman plumbing products with this shower head.
The most important feature of the Speakman S-2252 shower head is the Anystream technology with a patented 360-degree system that allows effortless transitions of water spray modes. If you choose the Intense water spray, you get a powerful pressure that gives a pleasantly tingly, clean, and fresh experience. For heavy, but gentle spray, you can choose the Rain spray setting. It creates a spa-like and soothing sensation in your own bathroom. Because each drop of water is larger, it retains heat longer and you feel the warm massage all over your body. The Flood spray setting is ideal for a relaxing hot shower and it feels like a barrage of water that pounds against your tired muscle, leaving you feeling reenergized and refreshed.
Speakman Handheld Shower Head
Featuring a traditional circular shape with modern hard edges this premium, the high-flow shower head will enhance and compliment any modern shower or bathroom.
The adjustable shower head’s patented Anystream 360° system effortlessly transitions through Intense, Massage, and Combination settings, evenly distributing water.
Shower heads control the spread of water as it leaves the nozzle with patented plungers so that pressure can build and intensify, making it an ideal low water pressure shower head.
The Speakman VS-3010 Anystream Pressure Handheld shower head has a traditional circular shape and modern design with hard edges. Being a high-flow shower head, it is suitable for any modern bathroom or shower. With patented plungers, the shower head easily controls the pattern and spread of water at various pressure levels. The innovative plunger is self-cleaning, to keep the build-up of sediment and hard-water minerals to a minimum. This helps to minimize maintenance and extend lifespan. Just like other bathroom products from Speakman, the VS-3010 Anystream Pressure Handheld shower head delivers excellent performance, innovation, and top-notch quality.
Also equipped with the Anystream Technology, the Speakman VS-3010 Pressure Handheld shower head has five spray jets that are placed strategically for powerful performance and better spray pattern. Depending on your personal preference, it’s easy to switch between three different spray patterns. The Intense mode provides a powerful spray pattern if you want to have clean and fresh skin. If you choose the Massage spray pattern, a barrage of high-pressure shower water pounds against your tired muscles to relieve soreness and tightness after a busy day at work. The Combination spray pattern combines the characteristics of Intense and Massage modes for a refreshing and stimulating experience.
Questions and Answers
Despite their low-maintenance designs, brass Speakman shower heads still need periodic cleaning. All you need are a soft clean cloth, warm water, and mild soap to keep your Speakman shower hands looking brand new. Avoid using any abrasive cloth or harsh cleaning solution that may ruin the shiny surface of your shower heads. If you have chrome-plated shower heads, make a solution of one-part water and two-part white vinegar. It works well for removing hard water deposits from the chrome surface. Soak the chrome-plated shower head in the vinegar solution for about 30 minutes and rinse thoroughly under running water. Wipe with a dry, soft cloth.
A flow restrictor in the shower head is useful for limiting the flow of water, usually to keep it less than 2.5 gallons per minute. In some countries, the use of flow restrictors is mandated by government regulations to reduce water consumption. However, if water pressure is low in your area, it is necessary to remove the restrictor to get an adequate flow for daily showers, especially for upstairs bathrooms. It’s easy to remove the flow restrictors from Speakman shower heads.
Prepare an adjustable wrench, needle-nose pliers, rags, plumber’s tape, and paperclips. Remove the shower head off its shower arm pipe by hand and use rags, if it’s slippery. Loosen the shower head with a wrench and you may need a couple of adjustable wrenches if the pieces are very tight. Be sure to use rags to protect the metal surface when using the wrench. Check inside the shower head for a black O-ring and use needle-nose pliers to remove it. Do it carefully, because the shower head will leak if you break the O-ring. The flow restrictor is just under the O-ring and in most Speakman shower heads, water restrictors are usually made of white plastic, but they can be pink, red, or green. Use the needle-nose pliers to remove the flow restrictor.
Reassembling the Speakman shower head is easy. Push the O-ring back to its original position with a finger. Use the plumber’s tape on the thread and tighten the shower arm pipe and the shower head. You may use an adjustable wrench to tighten the shower head, but avoid over-tightening it to prevent any damage. If you do this correctly, the water pressure of your shower head should increase noticeably. If your Speakman shower head has Anystream Technology, try all water spray modes. Check all connections for drips or visible leaks.
When you first touch a Speakman shower head, it immediately feels like a sturdy and solid piece of metal. Although the hose connections are made of plastic, the hose itself is completely made of metal. You can easily tighten the plastic hose connection by hand and it won’t break no matter how hard you tighten it. When properly assembled and installed, there won’t be a dribble of water and the whole construction is leak-proof. Speakman shower heads are an amazing investment for your bathroom and they will easily last for decades. With its Anystream technology, you can get a wide range of comfort and functionality when showering.