Cleaning your shower head
can be a hassle, especially if it has a lot of buildup. Mineral deposits, organic matter, and even chlorine residue can all clog the tiny holes that deliver water.
Calcium buildup on your shower head can also be a breeding ground for bacteria and mold. That’s why you need to maintain your shower head at least once a month.
Routine cleanings will cut down on the amount of time that you need to deep clean it, and you should be able to remove clogged jets before they become a problem.
Depending on how hard your water is, your shower head will need to be cleaned more or less frequently. However, you can help keep the water flowing smoothly and your shower head clean by using a nontoxic cleaning product, such as vinegar.
Step 1. Loosen the shower head from its mounting arm
To detach your shower head from its mounting arm, use a wrench or pliers to loosen it. Be gentle with these tools, and take care not to apply too much force or you may damage the finish.
Step2. Cover the nut or ring connected to the shower head
Once your shower head is free, wrap a soft cloth around the nut or ring that connects it to the shower arm. This will help protect the fixture’s finish from scratches and keep it looking new.
Step3. Soak the shower head in Vinegar
To get rid of any limescale or other mineral deposits, immerse your shower head in a bowl of white vinegar. Leave it for several hours or overnight, depending on how dirty your shower head is.