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2 Effective Methods To Clean A Shower Head (You Only Need Vinegar!)

Shower heads may not need frequent cleaning, so homeowners often overlook these fixtures during their cleaning routines.

However, if you’ve been putting off this chore, it’s time to tackle it! Check out these two methods to remove the dirt and buildup from your shower head.

Hassle-free shower head cleaning: The vinegar method

Cleaning a shower head doesn’t have to be as hard as it seems. This easy method won’t even have you taking off the shower head. Just grab vinegar, a plastic bag, an old toothbrush, and a soft cloth; now you are ready to clean!

Step 1: Set up

First, pour enough white vinegar into the plastic bag to fill half of it. Be careful not to fill the bag too much, or you might spill vinegar all over yourself and your shower!

Then, place the bag over the shower head and adjust the vinegar level (it should cover the whole fixture). You can attach the bag with rubber bands and secure it to keep it from falling off.

Step 2: Wait

Give the shower head a few hours to soak in the vinegar. You can leave it all night if it’s too dirty (unless it’s gold, brass, or nickel-coated, then only leave it for 30 minutes. You don’t want to damage the finish!).

Step 3: Scrub! 

Time’s up! Now, empty the plastic bag, grab the toothbrush, and get scrubbing. 

All you have to do is scrub, rinse, and repeat! Scrubbing will help remove the mineral buildup that didn’t come off with the vinegar.

Step 4: Final touches

Your shower head cannot be completely ready until you work on the finish! Grab your soft cloth and polish the fixture. 

Polishing will remove the water spots left from the clean-up. Plus, it will leave your shower head as shiny as if it was new!

How to clean a shower head: The most thorough method

If your shower head still needs some work, there is something else you can try! Check out the following steps.

Step 1: Take off the shower head

You’ll need to take off the shower head to give it a more thorough cleaning. 

Cover the connecting nut with a cloth to avoid damaging the shower head, then twist it with a wrench. 

Step 2: Clean the shower head

Pour vinegar into a bucket and leave the shower head to soak all night. If it’s made of gold, brass, or nickel-coated, leave it only for 30 minutes.

After the time has passed, rinse the shower head with water. Put some elbow grease into it and scrub the remaining minerals! You can also poke the tiny holes with a safety pin to ensure the shower head is unclogged.

Step 3: Reattach the shower head

Get the shower head back to its original place—you can wrap some plumbing tape around the pipe to prevent leaks. Then, run the water to get rid of the remaining dirt, and that’s it!

Do you want to keep your home clean without spending all day?

Of course, even though the shower head is back as new, you can’t forget about the rest of the bathroom or the rest of your house!

If this sounds like too much effort for you, don’t worry! Dash Maids has the best cleaning technicians to get your house in top shape without you having to lift a finger! Get your quote now.