How to Clean a Shower Head

A relaxing, warm shower is something you can’t do without after a long day. It’s simply indispensable. Nothing like soothing water!

But a clogged shower head can hinder the free flow of water and spoil even this simple joy in life. Suboptimal water pressure is no fun. But it isn’t a major catastrophe. All you need to do is clean your shower head. It may seem difficult, especially if you haven’t done this before.

That’s the reason we have simplified this task for you. Detailed below are five quick and easy fixes for cleaning the pores in your shower head to speed up the water flow and increase the water pressure.

  1. How To Clean A Shower Head Using a Natural Oven Cleaner
  2. How To Clean A Shower Head Using a Natural Lime Scale Remover
  3. How To Clean A Shower Head Using a Bleach
  4. How To Clean A Shower Head Using Lemon Juice and Salt
  5. How To Clean A Shower Head Using Baking Soda

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How To Clean A Shower Head Using a Natural Oven Cleaner

A natural oven cleaner is usually made of non-caustic and odourless ingredients that contain non-abrasive pumice stone particles. Since this cleaner can easily cut through the toughest stains, grease, and grime, you can count on it to clean your shower head in quick time. A natural oven cleaner is safe to use even if you have any sensitivity, and you can use it with confidence as it won’t cause any inhalation issues.

The Steps To Follow With This Method:

1. Before you start cleaning the shower head, turn off the main water supply valve. It’s easy to remove most modern shower heads. You can remove it by simply unscrewing it. Don’t worry even if you can’t remove the shower head. (There’s a chance of harsh odour after application. So to be on the safer side, wear hand gloves and a face mask to prevent accidental injury.)

2. Spray the cleaning solution directly into the shower head. Using an old toothbrush, apply the cleaner over the entire surface.

3. Let it stand for 15 to 20 minutes.

4. Wash the shower head thoroughly with plain water, and wipe it with a soft towel. Your shower head is now good to go for the next three months.


How To Clean A Shower Head Using a Natural Lime Scale Remover

A natural lime scale remover is made from quality plant-based ingredients and high-power apple vinegar. This cleaner produces the highest strength clean. It’s effective even if you live in a severely hard water area.

(Before you start cleaning the shower head, turn off the main water supply valve, and wear hand gloves and a face mask.)

A natural lime scale remover is preservative-free and contains no added phosphates. Yet, it delivers the best clean possible.

This cleaner is also safe for use around children and pets.With this cleaner, you can clear the pores in your shower head with the least possible effort.

Spray the lime scale remover directly into the shower head. Wait for a few minutes and wash the shower head with plain water.

Repeat this process and wipe the shower head with a soft towel.

The cleaner will remove the toughest water stains, rust, soap stain, lime, and calcium.Your shower head will simply shine and sparkle.


How To Clean A Shower Head Using a Bleach

Bleach is an all-purpose household cleaner. This affordable cleaner is effective and easily accessible. However, you’ll need to use this spray bleach with caution and only in well-ventilated areas. Never combine bleach with any other cleaner, as it can be hazardous to human health.

(As stated previously, before you start cleaning the shower head, turn off the main water supply valve and wear hand gloves and a face mask.)

To clean the shower head, first turn the nozzle to spray position. Spray directly into the shower head, and turn the nozzle to stop position. Wait for a minute and rinse the shower head. Repeat this process and wipe away thoroughly using a soft towel. All the pores in the shower head would have been unclogged now.


How To Clean A Shower Head Using Lemon Juice and Salt

Lemon juice is another effective cleaning solution for your shower head. This natural cleaning solution is affordable and safe.

You can clean the shower head without removing it. But if you want to remove the shower head, turn off the main water supply valve first.

Squeeze lemons in a juicer. Clean the shower head with lemon juice using a soft cloth. The acid in the juice will clean the surface of the shower head.

If you want the shower head to sparkle, add some salt to the lemon juice and mix it well. Wipe the shower head thoroughly to remove all mildew and grease.

Pour some more lemon juice on the shower head, and leave for 5 to 10 minutes. Rinse off the lemon juice with plain water, and wipe the shower head completely dry. Repeat this process if the pores on the shower head are still clogged.


How To Clean A Shower Head Using Baking Soda

Baking soda is a handy non-toxic and non-acidic household cleaner. Don’t underestimate the effectiveness of this simple and inexpensive option. When it comes to cleaning your shower head, it can do wonders.

Mix baking soda with lukewarm water in a small container. Work this mixture into a fine paste. If the paste is too thick, add some water. Or, if the paste is too runny, add some baking soda. Ensure that the mixture is in a consistent paste form.

Apply this paste to the shower head, focussing on the pores. You can use an old toothbrush to do this. Cover the whole shower head surface, and leave it for about 30 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with plain water. Check to make sure that the mixture has been removed completely from the shower head, as it can result in additional clogs. You can use the toothbrush to scrape off any residue particles.

In case you still find some stubborn clogs in your shower head, you can use vinegar instead of lukewarm water. Mix baking soda with vinegar and work this mixture into a fine paste. Follow the cleaning method outlined in the previous paragraph. This mixture is guaranteed to clear the most stubborn clogs.


In Summary

When your shower head fails to provide strong, uniform water pressure, it’s mostly due to the build up of sediment that blocks the tiny shower pores.

You only need to unclog these pores to restore the water pressure. Sometimes, these particles could also be blocking the filter located at the point where water enters the shower head.

It’s easy to remove this filter and clean it. Go the extra mile and clean this filter each time you remove the shower head.

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