Post Wedding Chores: How to Clean a Showerhead

Cleaning your showerhead regularly is important if you want to maintain the hygiene of your bathroom and want the showerhead to work efficiently. A lot of times showerheads spray a little unevenly because they are clogged with mineral deposits.

So if you want water to flow freely through your showerhead, then you need to get rid of these deposits and you would need to use a vinegar solution to get this done.

Sometimes you might even need to remove the showerhead from the shower arm to clean them.

With the help of this guide, you will be able to clean your showerhead in no time at all!

1. Cleaning your Removable Showerheads

Materials needed:

  • Vinegar
  • Toothbrush
  • Pot
  • Soft Cloth
  • Wrench

Instructions:

 

  1. The first step requires you to remove a showerhead by turning it clockwise. If it is not easy to twist, then you can wrap an old cloth around the connecting nut and then loosen it with a wrench.
  2. Now, take a pot filled with a vinegar solution and immerse your showerhead into it. Make sure you use a pot which is adequately sized and not too big.
  3. Just cover the pot with enough vinegar solution so that the showerhead is covered with it. Vinegar solution will help in dissolving the mineral deposits on the showerheads and will help in cleaning the showerhead.
  4. Keep the showerhead in the vinegar solution for an entire night. Make sure that you don’t let the showerhead stay in the vinegar solution for more than 30 minutes if it is made from brass, nickel or gold finish. If your showerhead is made of metal and you have to clean it quickly, then you can place your pot on a stove and simmer the solution for 10-15 minutes.
  5. Once this is done, then take the showerhead out and rinse it with water. You will see the mineral deposits coming off.
  6. Use a toothbrush to get rid of any residue from the showerhead. Make sure that you scrub the holes properly.
  7. Then use a soft cloth to polish the showerhead and dry it.
  8. Then you can put the showerhead back into the pipe and screw it back on
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Also read: Best High Pressure Shower Heads

2. Advanced Non-Removable Showerheads

Clean Shower Head

 

Materials needed:

  • Vinegar
  • Toothbrush
  • Plastic Bag
  • String
  • Soft Cloth

Instructions:

 

  1. Fill a plastic bag with vinegar solution but don’t fill it to the brim. Let there be some space for the showerhead to be immersed.
  2. Tie this bag over the showerhead and make sure that the showerhead is immersed in the vinegar solution properly.
  3. Now use a string to tie the bag securely in its place.
  4. Let this bag stay in place for 30 minutes at least. If your showerhead is quite dirty, then soak it for a longer period of time.
  5. After some time, remove the bag and empty the vinegar solution.
  6. After a few minutes, turn on the shower so that the residual mineral deposits can be rinsed off.
  7. Now, turn off the shower and use a toothbrush to clean the shower holes and use a soft cloth to dry it and polish it.