Are you facing problems with your clogged shower head? With the pace of time, minerals tend to get deposited in the shower head. This ultimately might lead the nozzle to spurt water from all the directions or might block the nozzle completely. Ultimately you will be left with low water pressure. When such problem persists, there may be requirement of thorough cleansing. Do not opt for harsh chemicals for cleaning that can damage you as well as your shower head. This article shall depict some easy ways to be followed in order to clean the shower head in a eco-friendly manner.
Here Are The 10 DIY Ways On Shower Head Cleaning
Gather The Supplies
The removable showers can be easily taken off the pipe and then it needs to be soaked in vinegar. However, if the shower is not removable, then in such cases you need to collect pot, bucket, or any other container that can easily fit the showerhead, vinegar, wrench and old rag, old toothbrush and soft cloth.
Remove The Showerhead
In case you face difficulties in rotating the shower head then simply wrap an old rag and rotate it with the help of wrench.
Place The Showerhead In The Pot
Take a smaller pot that can exactly fit the showerhead and you would need only little vinegar. Vinegar is considered as useful for cleansing the dirt or stains that cannot be removed merely by water.
Fill Pot With Vinegar
Vinegar shall assist in dissolving the mineral deposits over the showerhead and will clean it completely.Hence, you need to fill your pot that you took earlier completely with vinegar.
Soak It Overnight
The soaking time of the shower head tends to depend upon how soiled the shower head is. If the showerhead is more soiled then you need to soak it in vinegar water for long time. If you want to fix the shower head back in place soon and if the shower head has been made up of metal, then in such circumstances, keep the pot of shower head with vinegar in stove and boil for sometime. However, brass shower head needs only 30 minutes of simmer.
Rinse The Showerhead
After having boiled the shower head you just need to rinse off the shower head in tap water so that all the mineral deposits can easily flake off.
Scrub The Residue
Make use of the old toothbrush and check if the base is still clogged. You need to scrub the brush over any deposit and clean it with cold water. Check if it has been cleaned completely.
Make use of the microfiber cloth or flannel in order to wipe the showerhead completely dry. Remember there must be no water spots in the showerhead.
Place The Showerhead Back
You need to wrap plumbing tape over the threaded part of the pipe and place the showerhead back to its place.Remember to put it properly else there might be high chances of water leakage from the showerhead.
Turn The Water On
You need to turn on the shower for sometime in order to check if there is any dirt over it. Water shall rinse off the residue that the toothbrush could not wash. Your showerhead is now ready for use. You would notice that your showerhead has begun to look like new one. If you find dirt in the near future, you can repeat the same steps again and again in order to clean the showerhead.