Cleaning your showerhead is among the most important tasks on your bathroom cleaning “to-do” list. Ignore it, and over time you’ll notice how the once-powerful torrent that used to wash away tension and negativity has now turned into a trickle.
Taking a shower should be a relaxing and enjoyable experience, which can’t happen if there’s barely any water flowing in. However, a bit of cleaning magic with white vinegar might do the trick. Let’s see how.
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If you want to have powerful water flow in your shower, you should start by cleaning your shower head nozzles. These are the tiny rubber tubes water flows through so you can wash up.
In time, mineral deposits begin to accumulate in the nozzles, either stopping the water flow or slowing it down. If you want to restore the flow, you need to remove the deposits.
Fortunately, this is really easy to do. Take an old toothbrush and carefully brush the nozzles. Don’t spare any effort.
When you’re done, simply run hot water for a few minutes. That’s it – easy like falling off a log.
The same mineral deposits that jam up your nozzles also leave the rest of your shower head in a poor condition. It loses its lustre and shine, which in turn leaves the impression you haven’t cleaned in a while.
Your first instinct toward solving this problem may be to use some of the cleaning chemicals you have at hand. However, harsh chemicals can damage your shower head and make things even worse.
What you can do instead is use the oldest trick in the book – clean it with white vinegar. White vinegar is a great, natural way to deal with mineral deposits.
Remove your shower head and soak it in vinegar for a couple of hours. This will give the acid enough time to break down the gunk and mineral deposits.
Once the time is up, rinse off the vinegar with hot water and reinstall the showerhead. Careful not to get burnt!
If you don’t feel like removing your shower head (or if you don’t know how), you can still clean it with vinegar. Instead of soaking it, however, you’ll use a spray bottle.
Pour some white vinegar into a spray bottle and then spray your shower head. If you feel like it, you can also make some scented vinegar at home. Once again, let it sit for a couple of hours, and then rinse off the vinegar with hot water.
In case you want to put in the extra effort, you can also polish your shower head after it’s cooled down from a hot water rinse. Use a microfibre cloth to carefully polish the showerhead until you’re happy with the shine.
That’s it. Now your shower head should be clean, shiny, and working better than before. In other words – good as new.
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