Come learn how to clean a shower head with vinegar! It’s the best and easiest way of cleaning showerheads.
Showerheads are known to develop calcium and hard water buildup over time and usage which may hinder the flow of water and water pressure coming out of your showerhead.
It’s time to stop limiting your hot water and let that water flow, flow! You can easily get rid of the worry of a clogged showerhead without the use of harsh chemicals. Mineral buildup happens, but dealing with hard water deposits doesn’t have to be the norm. Find out how to get your water supply back and get rid of low water pressure once and for all.
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Taking a shower is something many Americans do every single day. Sometimes multiple showers in a day! But, cleaning your shower doesn’t happen every day, and when it does, it likely avoids cleaning the shower head!
With all the spray holes, tiny spaces between, and hard-water build-up and grossness, we avoid it, and just deal with whatever water pressure it puts out.
Some people just ignore it and eventually replace their shower heads altogether.
But, if you are more frugally minded than that and want to clean it and get it running more efficiently, here’s how to get your sparkling again. And it’s super easy.
How to Clean Shower Head with Vinegar
Materials Needed to Clean Shower Head
- Sandwich, Quart, or Gallon-sized sealable Bag (depending on the size of your showerhead)
- Twist Tie or Rubber Band
- Spray bottle
- Microfiber Cloth
Instructions for Cleaning Shower Head
You can watch my Youtube video here or follow the instructions below.
Time needed: 10 minutes.
How to Clean Shower Head with Vinegar Soak
- Lower the shower head as far down as it will go.
- Put a Ziploc bag around the shower head,
Use the smallest bag that will fit.
- Secure the bag with a twist tie, rubber band, or whatever you have on hand.
- Pour vinegar into the bag
Add only enough so that just the face of the showerhead will be submerged in vinegar when the bag is pulled tight.
- Let it sit for 5-10 minutes.
- Remove the bag from the showerhead.
- Scrub showerhead with a toothbrush and get in all the holes and between the holes, and the sides too.
- Dry with a microfiber cloth.
And that’s it! Your showerhead should be beautiful again!
Before you shower the next time, you may want to run water through it for a second to remove any lingering particles.
I did try spraying the shower head a bunch with vinegar, letting it sit, and then scrubbing with a toothbrush, but it wasn’t working. There were still hard water spots.
I needed to soak it. The soak really did make a difference and it was far easier to clean.
Letting the showerhead soak is key to having the cleaning power happen. This is my favorite way to clean showerheads, because it really works. The moment that it was clean, we had a high-pressure shower head functioning again, which is good news!
It’s important to do this as part of your routine cleaning so that you don’t limit the powerful stream of water coming out of your shower. Having weak water pressure makes for a poor shower experience.
It also means that you’ll have a clogged shower head that will be full of stubborn deposits, which can be totally avoided with a simple solution. The plastic bag method is that one works really well to clean the surface of your showerhead, and now is the time to make it happen! Take the first step – I promise that it will do a great job in cleaning your whole shower head and be the last time that you question it.
The power of vinegar truly is amazing! It’s such a great cleaning agent! You can watch the video of cleaning showerheads below:
Vinegar is the same thing I used to shine up my bathtub faucet handles and remove hard water stains on my window!
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Chelsea @ Life With My Littles says
Yes! I like to do this every few months! It is so satisfying to see how clean it gets!
Eric Lomonaco says
I do it many times in a year. I think your tips are help me to more for clean shower head. I like your tips and i am going to check it out in my next time when i clean my shower head. Thanks for the information also great tips.
why don’t choose the laser cleaning machine?