How to Clean a Shower Head
- Published: Mar 26/2020
- Last update: Nov 19/2021
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We all enjoy a relaxing shower in the evening or an energising one in the morning. However, there might be something lurking in the background.
When was the last time you cleaned your shower head? It’s probably been a while, right? If your shower head has been neglected for a long time, mineral deposits and limescale may have built up inside it, causing weak flow or water spraying in every direction but down. Not to mention the bacteria that may be thriving there, too.
So, if you:
Then look no further! This post has the answers.
If your shower head is removable, you can deep clean it by taking it off its pipe or hose. So, here is how to remove limescale from a shower head:
What you need: distilled white vinegar, a plastic container, an old toothbrush, a soft cloth
Time needed: 1 hour.
Take the shower head off the pipe or hose. If you find a rubber washer, keep it somewhere safe, as you will need to put it back afterwards to prevent leaks.
Take your plastic container and fill it with white vinegar, enough to cover the whole item.
Put the shower head inside the plastic container, fully submerging it in the vinegar.
Let the shower head soak for 30 minutes, or overnight, depending on how heavily soiled it is.
Take the shower head out of the vinegar and rinse it with tap water.
Run tap water through the inside of the shower head to loosen and remove any stuck-on mineral deposits.
Scrub the nozzles with an old toothbrush to remove any stuck-on limescale.
Polish the shower head with a soft, dry cloth.
Place the shower head back on the hose or pipe, putting back the rubber washer, as well.
Run clean water through for at least 30 seconds to completely rinse the inside of vinegar and limescale.
If your shower head is mounted and difficult to remove, you can still clean it using the same method. The only difference is you’ll need to attach a bag full of vinegar to it, instead of submerging it in a container.
What you need: Distilled white vinegar, a plastic bag, string or a rubber band, a soft cloth, an old toothbrush
Experts recommend that you clean your shower head at least once a month. However, if you live in an area with hard water, you may need to do this weekly, as limescale will build up quicker.
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Did you find this post useful? Is your shower head shiny as new? Let us know in the comments below!
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