Is the shower head not performing like it used to? Over time mineral deposits can build up which can cause the nozzles to squirt water in all directions or clog up completely, leaving you with poor water pressure or low flow. Here are our top tips How To Clean A Shower Head.
How To Clean A Shower Head
1. Rub the Nozzles
Many shower heads have flexible rubber nozzles. You can dislodge the mineral buildup in nozzles by simply massaging each nozzle with the finger. You can try gently scrubbing nozzles with a toothbrush.
2. Soak the Shower Head in Vinegar
There are a couple of methods to do this:
- If you prefer to leave the showerhead attached to the pipe coming out of the wall, you can fill a plastic bag with vinegar and wrap it around the showerhead.
- Secure the bag around the head with the rubber band, tape, or a twist tie.
- Leave bag around the shower head for a few hours.
- Remove bag and turn on the water for a few minutes to clear vinegar out of the showerhead.
- If you don’t mind removing head from the shower pipe, you can merge the showerhead in a container full of white vinegar.
- Let the shower head soak in vinegar for a few hours.
- Re-attach the showerhead to the shower pipe and run water through the head for a few minutes to clear out the vinegar.
3. Clean the Filter Screen
- To clean the filter screen, you may want to consult the shower head instruction manual. If you didn’t keep the manual, don’t panic! You can usually find it on the brand’s website or by contacting the customer service department.
- In general, filter screen is located in the part of the shower head that connects to pipe. You will want to remove showerhead from the pipe to get to the filter screen.
- In most Onenam brand showerheads, the filter screen can be removed by gently brushing the filter out. Or you can use the tweezers/needle-nose pliers to get screen out of the pivot ball.
- Once filter screen is out of the pivot ball, run screen underwater for a few minutes to flush out any buildup. You can use the toothbrush to brush out mineral deposits.