Has your shower head been pouring less water than usual? It sure isn’t pleasant finding the water pores clogged up with limescale when you want to take a bath. Besides, mineral buildup over your shower head can corrode the surface, lowering its useful life.
Are you looking for an easy way to keep your shower head clean and functional? Scroll down and learn how to eliminate mineral buildup from this fixture!
How to clean your shower head without removing it
Many people avoid cleaning their shower heads because it looks like a time-consuming task. However, it might be a slow process, but the vinegar will do all the work while you do any other activity! Check out the steps below.
Step #1. Prepare your shower head
First, you’ll need to grab a bag bigger than your shower head. Wrap the bag around the fixture and pour some vinegar into it—adjust the vinegar levels until the shower head is fully submerged.
Then, secure the bag with rubber bands, tape, or zip ties, ensuring it doesn’t slip. Once fully secured, allow your shower head to soak for about 12 hours.
Warning: If you have a brass, gold, or nickel-coated shower head, soak it for no more than 30 minutes.
Step #2. Bring the shine again
After the time is up, untie the bag and pour the vinegar down the drain. Next, turn on your shower and let it run at the hottest temperature to dissolve the mineral buildup in the holes.
To ensure a full cleanup of your shower head, use a toothbrush or a toothpick to clean the water holes. Finally, rinse the shower head with warm water and dry it to avoid hard water stains.
How to deep clean your shower head
If you have the time and the right tools (or if the previous method didn’t fully clean your shower head), you might want to try this technique. All you’ll need is an adjustable wrench and a little elbow grease. These are the steps.
Step #1. Unscrew your shower head
Start your deep cleaning operation by using the wrench to remove your shower head. If you are struggling because of buildup on the joint, dip a toothbrush in vinegar and scrub the hardened minerals away.
Step #2. Make your fixture spotless
Once unscrewed, immerse the showerhead in a bucket filled with a mix of equal parts warm water and vinegar. Let it sit there for 30 minutes before taking it out.
After half an hour, remove the shower head from the vinegar and scrub it with an old toothbrush. You can wash your shower head with a soapy kitchen sponge for the final touch. Then, rinse and dry.
Step #3. Reconnect your shower head
Before screwing back, put Teflon tape on the threads to achieve a better grip and prevent water leaks. Once your shower head is back in place, test it by letting the water run so you can adjust the grip if necessary.
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