A clogged showerhead can be very annoying, especially when you are looking for a refreshing shower after a stressful day. Yet again, showerheads can get clogged due to mineral deposits and soap scum very easily. That is why you should be aware of how to clean your showerhead from time to time and ensure that it works as it is supposed to.
How to Clean Your Showerhead
You can clean a clogged and dirty showerhead even without removing it. Just follow the below steps for a thorough showerhead cleaning.
- Take a strong plastic bag that is big enough to cover the showerhead and place it over the showerhead. Fill the plastic bag with apple cider vinegar or white vinegar and secure it around the showerhead using a rubber band or tape.
- Make sure that the showerhead is submerged fully in the vinegar and let it sit for at least 12 hours. Note that if you have the showerhead coated in gold, brass, or nickel, you should soak it for half an hour only.
- Remove the bag after the said time, and turn on the shower running on hot water. This will remove any loose debris or mineral deposits from the showerhead.
- After that, scrub the water ports using an old toothbrush and use a toothpick to remove any residual dirt on them.
Cleaning a Showerhead by Removing it
Take out the showerhead from the shower arm carefully. You can use an adjustable crescent wrench for that; just make sure that you do not apply too much force when unscrewing the showerhead. If you find it difficult to remove the showerhead, you will need to scrub the threads using an old toothbrush dipped in vinegar to dissolve the grime and mineral deposits. After you have removed it, follow the below steps to clean the showerhead.
- Prepare a mixture of hot water and vinegar and dip the showerhead in the solution.
- Let the showerhead soak for at least 12 hours. If it is plated with gold, brass, or nickel, soak the showerhead for just half an hour.
- After that, take the showerhead out of the solution and scrub any residual dirt off using an old toothbrush.
- When done, screw the showerhead back on the shower arm securely. You can apply Teflon tape on the threads to avoid any leaks, as the tape will seal the gaps between the shower arm threads.
- Once you have screwed the showerhead back, turn on the water and see if there are any leaks. If you see water dripping, giving the showerhead another quarter turn with the wrench may fix that. If not, you may need to replace the rubber gasket of the showerhead.
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