How to Clean Your Shower Head

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Are you losing water pressure due to the white buildup deposits on your shower head? Shower heads can become clogged by mineral deposits left by hard water. When this happens, the shower head often spits water out in different directions instead of spraying. If the shower head is severely clogged, you might only get a dribble of water. If this is the case with your shower head, it might be time to clean it.

Remove your dirty shower head

There are commercial cleaning products on the market that are also very effective at cleaning the mineral deposits from your shower head such as CLR. However, these can be quite costly. Vinegar is very cost effective and gets the job done. White vinegar is probably your best choice, but any vinegar will work just as well. Heat the vinegar first but not to a boil. Place shower head into small dish of white vinegar.

Let soak for about 15 – 20 minutes.

Scrub shower head with old toothbrush or similar brush.

Let soak longer if necessary. Once clean, replace shower head and enjoy.

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