You’ve probably noticed that the water pressure from your shower head sometimes feels weaker, and you might have attributed it to broader house or condominium issues. However, this common problem is often caused by the buildup of limescale within the shower head’s openings. Some of these openings can become completely blocked, preventing water from flowing freely.
The good news is that you can resolve this issue using some simple DIY tricks. These methods not only clean the surface of the shower head but also unclog the blocked holes, restoring optimal water pressure.
Cleaning a Fixed Shower Head:
- Fill a plastic bag halfway with vinegar.
- Place the shower head inside the plastic bag and secure it with a tie.
- Let the shower head soak in the vinegar overnight.
- The next morning, remove the bag and use a toothbrush to scrub the shower head.
- Finally, turn on the faucet and let the water run for a few minutes.
Vinegar is an effective ingredient for removing mineral deposits, the primary culprits behind clogged shower head openings.
Cleaning a Removable Shower Head:
- Remove the shower head from its fixture and hold it under running water, ensuring that the holes face the water jet.
- Rinse the shower head until surface residues of limescale and dirt are cleared.
- Submerge the shower head in a container filled with vinegar overnight.
- The following day, use a toothbrush to scrub the shower head, then rinse it as instructed in step 1.