The most-used item in your shower is probably the one you clean the least often! Do you remember the last time you washed the shower head? If you can't, then this article is definitely for you!
Even after a deep-cleaning of your tub or shower stall, the shower head might still remain a problem that requires extra cleaning to remove streaks and stains as well as lime deposits.
Here is a method that will allow you to thoroughly clean it to keep it efficient.
- White vinegar
- A toothbrush
- A screwing / unscrewing wrench or pliers
- A pin (or toothpicks)
- Using a wrench (or even pliers), carefully unscrew the shower arm nut to remove your shower head.
- Run your showerhead under water to remove any residue inside.
- Fill a plastic bag with white vinegar, but do not overfill the bag as you will place your shower head inside it.
- Place the bag over the shower head making sure the entire fixture is immersed in the vinegar.
- Using a string or elastic, fasten the bag around the neck of the shower head making sure it is secure enough and won't slip.
- Let sink for several hours or overnight.
- If your shower head has lots of stains, you can also use a toothbrush soaked in white vinegar to scrub it and to remove residues inside as well as various stains.
- You can also take a pin (or one or more toothpicks) in order to dig into the crevices of the surface and remove the dirt.
- All you have to do is rinse, wipe and let dry, then reassemble.
This way, you get to thoroughly clean your shower head and descale it effectively to keep it more enduring and robust.
How often do you clean the bathroom?