Shower heads don’t get dirty or clogged often, but that doesn’t mean it never happens. So, occasionally, you should give them maintenance cleaning to keep them working as usual.
Is it difficult? No! Cleaning your shower head doesn’t have to be a complicated and long-winded task. Just follow this easy guide.
How to clean a shower head with a plastic bag and vinegar
If you are looking for an easy method to wash this fixture (and don’t want to risk damage while removing it), this hack is perfect for you—all you need is white vinegar and a plastic bag!
Why use white vinegar?
One main reason shower heads get dirty is mineral deposits from hard water when you shower. White vinegar is excellent at dissolving these minerals thanks to its acidic properties, so this is the perfect product for this task. Up next, how to use vinegar on your fixture:
Step 1. Fill a plastic bag with vinegar
This step is pretty straightforward. First, you’ll need to fill a plastic bag with enough vinegar to cover the shower head. Then, attach it to the fixture with rubber bands.
Note: Before securing the bag, fill it with enough vinegar to cover the shower head, but not so much it spills.
Step 2. Soak the shower head in the vinegar
Once the bag is safely attached to the shower head, leave it alone for thirty minutes to an hour (depending on how grimy it is). The vinegar will remove the grime and minerals in the shower head during this time.
Note: If your shower head is made from brass or is nickel-coated, only leave it for thirty minutes to avoid damaging the finish.
Step 3. Scrub the fixture
Once the time is up, remove the plastic bag and empty it down the drain. Then, use a toothbrush to scrub the shower head as thoroughly as possible while still attached.
Note: When scrubbing, pay special attention to the holes on the shower head. Otherwise, the minerals that could remain stuck in these small spaces will block the water and lower its pressure.
Step 4. Rinse and wipe the shower head
After scrubbing, all that’s left to do is remove the vinegar and mineral residue from the shower head. Just let the shower run for a few minutes and use a damp cloth to wipe the fixture.
Step 5. Polish the fixture (optional)
While this last step is optional, it’s an excellent finishing touch if you own a brass or metal shower head to look as good as new. For this step, you only need to grab a microfiber cloth and buff the fixture to give it shine!
What if cleaning the shower head didn’t fix it?
While this method is the easiest way to clean a shower head, it might not be very effective if your fixture is truly filthy or clogged. You’ll need to remove the shower head to reach every spot (inside and out) and clean it more thoroughly.
Keep your bathroom as clean as your shower head
If the shower head is finally clean, why not match it with a clean shower and bathroom? This may seem like too much work, but luckily, you don’t have to do it yourself!
With the help of Custom Cleaning of the Palm Beaches, you can leave your daily cleaning chores to the pros! Schedule your cleaning services today.