Cleaning Your Shower head

You definitely know the unpleasant situation that comes with having your shower drains clogged but have you thought about the shower heads? If cleaning your shower head is not on your normal monthly cleaning schedule, it is possible that you are exposing yourself and your family to a lot of bacteria and also limiting the operating efficiency of the shower.

Read below: to learn some tips in cleaning your shower head, and keeping them in working condition.

1. Old school
It sounds a bit archaic indeed but there are a lot of people who are using toothbrushes or toothpicks to get inside the parts of the shower head which cannot be cleaned with a sponge. You would probably have to remove the shower head to get to the smaller holes and if you don’t want to do it yourself, you can always call for assistance from a plumber.

2. Give your shower head a bath
If a lot of time has passed since you last cleaned your shower head, you probably notice deposits of calcium and other types of debris that are reducing the pressure of the water. A great way to remove the residue off your shower head is to soak it in white vinegar for a couple of hours. This is the most natural way to remove the deposits and because of the acidity of the vinegar, you will have no problems in scrubbing the debris away. There are natural drain and bathroom cleaners available as opposed to using cleaning products bought from the supermarket. People often use natural solutions as a means of avoiding using harmful products in and around their homes.

3. Filter cleaning
You should know that all shower heads are equipped with a filter screen which, if cleaned properly could improve the water flow and the efficiency of the whole fixture. Take a look at your shower heads’ manual on how to remove the filter properly and keep in mind that it is usually connected to the pipe. Wash it completely and then attach it to the shower head. You will definitely notice the difference in your showers’ water pressure.

4. Complete dissemblance
If you decide to remove and disassemble the shower head, you will definitely be able to get between the fixtures’ pieces better in order to clean everything that is preventing the water from flowing properly. This way you will also be able to check the fixture and see if any damage has been done over time. If you have tried all of those tips and you haven’t been able to improve the water flow, you should reach out to a professional plumber as they will be able to do a better job. They will perform a complete examination and let you know of everything that needs to be done.

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