Over time, minerals in the water supply deposit themselves on your shower head. The deposits eventually block the water flow and cause a less desirable spray. In worse cases, water from the shower head will squirt all over the place. So what is the best way to clean your shower head and how often do you clean it?
Cleaning your shower head once every 6 months or a year is recommended to ensure a comfortable shower. However, using household chemicals may damage your shower head and harm your health. We offer you the most natural and best way to clean your shower head in 3 quick and easy steps. We think this way is the best because it’s safe, effective and environmentally friendly.
1. Detach your shower head
Carefully detach your shower head often by rotating it anti-clockwise to dislodge it from the water hose. Use a dry rag to help you if you need more friction or to prevent damage to the shower head if you are using a wrench for even more friction.
2. Place the shower head in a pot of vinegar
Make sure that the vinegar covers the entire shower head. Being slightly acidic, the vinegar will soften the minerals for easier removal. Leave the shower head in the pot for 1 hour or more depending on how much mineral deposits are on your shower head. The easiest way is to leave the shower head overnight after you have taken a shower for the night.
3. Brush and wash away the clog
Use an old toothbrush to brush away the mineral deposits and then rinse the shower head. Viola! You should have a clean shower head now. Put the shower head back on and take a nice long shower!
To summarize, here’s what you will need to clean your shower head:
- Distilled white vinegar
- Pot or other container
- Cleaning rag
- Old toothbrush
- Wrench (optional)
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