When you first install a new shower head instantly you feel the water hitting your body and afterwards you are unmistakably clean. However, over time, mineral deposits and other gunk and crud accumulate, and render your shower head not nearly as potent as it once was.
The good news is some household ingredients can clean and restore your shower head! It’s easy to see how at Hometalk.
Periodic cleanings of your shower head will results in a better flow of water along with cleaner water. The last thing you should do when showering is using water that’s coming out of dirty nozzles – it defeats the purpose.
Here’s a video on how the shower head cleaning system works:
1. The Dirty Shower Head
As you can see, all the nozzles in this shower head are not sending out water. There are a variety of factors in this, but the inefficient spray can cause a multitude of problems, including showering with dirty water.
2. Use Simple Household Ingredients
All you need is a Ziploc bag, vinegar, and baking soda. If you don’t have baking soda, then vinegar alone will work, however the baking soda makes the mixture more reactive.
3. Mix Well
Make sure you combine both elements well. This will form a formidable cleaning agent that will work wonders on your shower head. The mixture will bubble and fizz – which means it’s ready to work.
4. Attach to Shower Head
Use several rubber bands to tightly secure the Ziploc bag with the homemade cleaning agent to the shower head. Try to secure it from all angles this way you can be sure each nozzle has been thoroughly scoured.
5. Remove Cleaner
Let the cleaning bag sit for 24 hours, afterwards remove the bag. You will notice almost immediately that the silver is once against sparkling and the nozzles will be clearer.
6. Clean Out Remaining Mineral Deposits
Use a toothpick to remove some of the stubborn mineral deposits that may be wedged in the nozzles. This will give you that clean, powerful flow that you remember from when you first purchased the shower head.