How to Clean Head Showers?
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How to Clean Head Showers?

Showerheads in your home can get dirty over time and can cause mineral deposits leading to improper flow of water. To ensure the perfect flow it should be maintained properly. Mineral deposits like limescale can build up and can cause the nozzle to squirt water in all directions/reduce the power of the jets or create blockages in the holes. Cleaning/Descaling of showerheads is necessary as the wet environments inside can become the breeding grounds for bacteria.

Here are some simple tips which can help your shower head work well using a handful of household items.

    • If the showerhead has a rubber nozzle, you can easily scrub it with your fingers or a toothbrush. Rubbing it will remove all the minerals build up and regain the refreshing blast of water spray.
    • If you are comfortable removing the showerhead from the pipe, take it out and submerge it into a container full of white vinegar. Let it soak for a few hours. Later wash it with clean water and reattach it to the pipe. Run water through it for a few minutes to clear out the vinegar.
    • If you are not comfortable removing the showerhead, take a polybag and fill it with white vinegar. The quantity should be sufficient enough to submerge the head of the showerhead. You can wrap this bag using a tape/rubber band around the neck of the shower. Leave it for a few hours. Later remove the bag and turn on the shower for a few minutes to clear the vinegar. Use a dry microfiber cloth to wipe the surface of the showerhead. This will help remove the remaining build-up on the surface.
    • For regular cleaning, you can keep a solution of water and vinegar in a spray bottle and use it to avoid any build-ups.

Some Pointers while using Vinegar for cleaning

    • If the showerhead is brass, gold, or nickel-coated, don’t leave it submerged in vinegar for long as it can damage the finish.
    • Don’t forget to wear rubber gloves to avoid any burns/rashes on your skin.
    • As vinegar is a strong fumed cleaner, ensure to have proper ventilation in the area. Either keep the window open to disperse the smell or keep the ventilation fan on.
    • Try Mixing lemon oil or fresh lemon juice in the water and vinegar solution to cut down the smell of vinegar.
    • Never use a brush with hard bristles while cleaning to avoid scratches on the accessories.
    • Check out some Easy tips and tricks for a Stain-free-bathroom.

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