The Best Way to Clean a Shower Head

Taking a shower is one of the best ways to get refreshed.  After taking a shower, it is recommended for one to clean the bathroom. Most people only focus on the shower curtain sizes and the floor, but one of the commonly used parts of the bathroom is the showerhead. It is important for one to regularly clean the showerhead to prevent cases such as a clog in it. There are different methods available to keep your shower head clean; these are two that will help you maintain cleanness.

Cleaning Removable shower head

Things that you will need

  • A large container or basin that can fit the showerhead
  • Baking soda
  • White vinegar
  • Toothbrush with soft bristles
  • Wrench or an old rag
  • A soft piece of cloth



  • Removing the showerhead

To properly clean the showerhead, you will need to remove it by twisting it anticlockwise. If there is any difficulty or resistance in removing it, use a rag to wrap the showerhead, and use a wrench to twist it.


  • Put the showerhead in a container

To also clean the spot that you may not reach, place baking soda inside the showerhead and place the head into a container that can properly fit the showerhead.


  • Fill the container with vinegar

Pour white vinegar into the container until the showerhead is completely submerged. By doing so, the vinegar will dissolve the deposits that are attached to the showerhead


  • Soak

The dirtier the showerhead, the more time you will need to soak it. Soak the showerhead for a minimum of 30 minutes to overnight inside the container of vinegar. In case you are in a hurry to finish the cleaning business you can also place the showerhead with the vinegar in a pot and place it on a stove under low heat for about 15 minutes, this only works if the showerhead is made out of metal



  • Rinse

Take out the showerhead out of the pot and rinse it thoroughly using running water. At this stage, you would see mineral deposits falling off.


  • Scrub using a toothbrush 

Gently scrub the showerhead base where the holes are to remove any leftover residue. Rinse with cool water and keep repeating the procedure a few times.


  • Polishing

By the use of a dry piece of cloth, gently rub unto the frame of the showerhead until there are no watermarks on it. Do this until the showerhead is completely dry.


  • Reattach the shower head back onto the wall

Take some plumbing tape and wrap it on the part of the wall that has threads. On clockwise motion twist the showerhead back unto the wall


  • Turn on shower

For a few minutes, turn on the shower and let the water flow. By doing this, you will be removing any residues that the toothbrush had not reached.


Cleaning a non-removable showerhead

Things you will need:

  • A large piece of plastic that can fit the showerhead.
  • White vinegar
  • Toothbrush with soft bristles
  • A soft piece of cloth



  • Fill the bag with vinegar

Take your white vinegar and place it in the bag halfway. Try not to fill the bag all the way up as the vinegar may spill when you place the showerhead in it,


  • Put the bag over the showerhead

Carefully take the bag with vinegar and place the showerhead in it and tie it over by use of a piece of string. Ensure that the showerhead is completely submerged, and the vinegar does not spill.


  • Soak

Let the showerhead soak for thirty minutes or overnight.


  • Remove the bag

Using one hand carefully hold the plastic bag and by use of the other hand untie the piece of string that is holding the bag to the showerhead.


  • Turn on water


By doing this process, you will be flushing out any mineral deposits that are in the showerhead,


  • Scrubbing and polishing

By the use of a toothbrush, scrub the base and mainly concentrate on the holes that jet out water. Take the dry piece of cloth to clean and polish the showerhead.


  • Turn on water again

Let the water run for a while to rinse the showerhead after scrubbing by with the brush.

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