Do you have a showerhead that’s spritzing water at weird angles? Or maybe the water is barely coming out at all? Before you spend money on replacing a showerhead or use chemical-based cleaners to do the job, just take a quick trip to your kitchen and grab some white distilled vinegar to take care of the problem.
Vinegar’s acetic acid will loosen up any dirt, grime and mineral deposits that might be making your showerhead operate less efficiently than it should.
How to Clean a Showerhead
Simply pour a cup or so of white distilled vinegar in a zip top bag. You could use other types of vinegar, too. Here’s a helpful list of what kinds of vinegar to clean with.
Then place the bag around the showerhead, making sure that the face of the showerhead is in the vinegar. Then tie with a rubber band around the fixture so that it stays on tight.
Wait at least an hour and then remove the bag. You can use a small toothbrush to brush away the loosened deposits or simply run the water to wash the gunk away.
Before you even think about going to the hardware store to buy a new showerhead, try the cheap fix of using vinegar.
It can save you a lot of money. And no need to spend hours over the weekend switching out a new showerhead.