Most people focus on cleaning the every-day essentials in a bathroom: the toilet, the sink and the shower walls. Even the bathroom mirror gets special attention. What gets forgotten more often than not is the showerhead, which can lead to bad water flow while in use. A clean showerhead prevents mineral deposits from building up and sending the water shooting out into different directions or not running at all.
What should make many showerhead users happy is knowing that cleaning a showerhead takes only a few materials and hours before the showerhead is back to its original condition.
Getting a Clean Showerhead
You should first attempt to wipe away any visible mineral build up in the showerhead holes with a wet sponge or toothbrush. This will also loosen up any unseen debris for the next step.
Mix a solution of one cup of white vinegar and one cup of water into a plastic bag, such as a large Ziploc bag or a plastic grocery bag. Make sure the solution doesn’t completely fill the bag – it should only be about half full.
Put the bag around the showerhead and secure it with a twist tie or rubber band. Make sure the showerhead holes are completely immersed in the solution and that the showerhead can hold the bag on its own.
Let the showerhead soak in the solution for a few hours. Depending on how dirty the showerhead is, leave the solution on overnight. If the showerhead is made from brass, gold or nickel, take the bag off after 30 minutes to prevent the solution from damaging the material.
Remove the bag and pour the solution down the drain.
Wipe away any leftover debris with the sponge or toothbrush again.
Run the showerhead with hot water to flush away any leftover debris.
Your clean showerhead should be as good as new!