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How to clean a shower head: A step-by-step guide to improve your flow

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Do you have problems with your water pressure in the shower? By following these tips for how to clean a shower head, you can prevent damage and get it to work perfectly without having to pay for a repair that, in some cases, can cost over $100. With these recommendations, it won’t take more than half an hour to clean your shower and you won’t spend more than $20. It’s time to get to work and enjoy a spectacular bathroom!

Prepare a bag with vinegar

Vinegar will be your best ally when it comes to cleaning a shower head, since it contains high levels of acidity that allow you to eliminate accumulated mineral deposits. Before starting the cleaning, prepare a bag with a mixture of vinegar, but remember not to fill it more than halfway.

Add baking soda to the mixture

How to clean a shower head

Along with vinegar, you have the option of cleaning with a solution made from vinegar and baking soda, or just baking soda. This is an effective way to remove stains and dirt. In a bowl, mix a generous amount of baking soda with water (depending on the size of your shower head). This will form a kind of paste that you can apply to your shower with a cleaning brush.

How to clean a shower head: Let it sit

In the case of the mixture containing vinegar, or vinegar with bicarbonate, it is recommended to let the shower soak for several hours to take full advantage of these ingredients’ properties. Make sure to seal the bag well so that the liquid does not spill and your shower can absorb it all. If the shower head is bronze, gold or nickel covered, it is recommended to soak for a maximum of 30 minutes.

Remove the bag

How to clean a shower head

Once the recommended cleaning time has passed, it’s time to remove the bag from the shower head and check to see if the stains have been removed. Just after letting the watering can sit in vinegar, try to carefully remove the bag and pour the mixture into the drain, and then proceed to clean the outside of the shower.

Scrub the shower head

This is an extremely important step, and it requires your full attention to ensure that your shower is completely clean, free of stains and possible blockages. Use a toothbrush to clean the exterior and remove built-up stains. Thanks to the action of baking soda and vinegar, it will be much easier to completely get rid of dirt and protect your shower from future imperfections.

Use a toothpick


The build-up of crud often leads to obstruction. The vinegar and baking soda solution dissolves much of the build-up but you may need to use a toothpick to scrape it all out. This tool, in addition to being extremely cheap and easy to get, is the ideal size to be inserted into the holes of the shower to eliminate the impurities that accumulate in them.


After you’ve scrubbed the outside and cleaned the inside of the holes with a toothpick, the next step is to thoroughly rinse the shower head. In addition, it is recommended to let the hot water run for a few minutes, since this step will eliminate all the accumulated residue inside the shower head, making a more powerful spray.

Dry the shower

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Now that your shower is clean and you’ve removed the stains, it’s time to carefully wipe down the exterior with a cloth. If you want to increase the cleaning benefits, rub a halved lemon over the shower head. The lemon will help remove water stains and make it look like new. As a final step, be sure to dry gently with a cloth.


Cleaning your shower head is an important process that should be carried out at least once a month in order to remove all accumulated mineral deposits and save you from spending hundreds of dollars on repairs. For removable shower heads, cleaning is even easier as it can be rinsed directly under warm running water from the sink.

Verify that it works correctly


After reconnecting the shower head, make sure that it works correctly and the spray is up to your standards. Experts recommend letting the hot water run in the shower for several minutes to optimize cleaning and remove all deposits before taking your next shower.

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