Have you ever been having a nice and relaxing shower when you look up at the shower head and notice it is all black and gross? Or have you been in the shower and notice that some of the holes in the shower head are blasting water in the wrong direction or they are not blasting you with water at all?
Before you run out and buy a brand new shower head, you need to know how to clean a shower head as more often than not a quick clean will get your shower head looking good and working great.
To start with, your shower head always has water running through it and I would bet that you never dry it off once you have finished a shower. This is a hotbed for bacteria and mold which is why it can start to turn a bit black and grimy.
Also, when the water is not coming out of the holes properly, this is because they are blocked. It could be blocked with little bits of dust and dirt, but most likely they are blocked due to mineral deposits in the water that have clogged them up.
You may think that you have to remove the shower head from your shower to clean it and you might actually have to do this.
However, let’s try cleaning it without removing it first as it is much easier and more often than not doing this will be enough to clear any blockages as well as get your shower head looking great.
You may also want to read How to clean a shower curtain.
If the bag of vinegar does not do the trick, you will have to remove your showerhead to give it a really deep clean. Do not worry though as it is pretty easy to do.
If you have a fancy shower that has some kind of chrome or metal finish to it and you have to use a screwdriver or some other kind of tool to remove and reattach the shower head. I would advise that you use a towel or a bit of cloth to do so.
Try and avoid putting any kind of tool directly where it can scratch your shower. Use the towel or cloth as a buffer to take away the risk of scratches.
As you can see, giving your shower head a good clean is not as hard as you would think. Most of the time a good scrub with a brush is enough to knock loose anything that is plugging up the holes and preventing you from singing in the shower in style! However, if you do need to give it a deep clean, you now know exactly how to do it!
You should also read The best way to clean a travertine tile shower.
This post was last updated on September 20th, 2018 at 01:35 pm
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