To enjoy a better shower experience, having a shower head clear of calcium deposits or limescale is important. I’m going to show you how to clean a blocked shower head from limescale, without removing the shower rose.
In the last week I noticed I had a few stray streams of water hitting the back wall and window of my shower. You can check out my Instagram post below with a video of before and after.
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Cleaned my shower head with a simple hack. Had a few random streams towards the back wall. Used the vinegar hack and it removed the limescale deposits without needing to scrub or take off the shower rose. Will share a post about it on my blog. #showerhacks #cleaning #cleaninghacks #showerrose #plumbing
Upon inspection of the shower head, I could see white deposits that needed to be cleaned.
I could have taken off the shower rose and used CLR.
But not everyone has a bottle of CLR in their house, and often, not everyone has plumbers nylon tape either.
So this hack is one you can do yourself if you’re experiencing the same problem, with a few items you should already have in your house.
- Zip lock bag
- Rubber Band
How to Clean a Blocked Shower Head from Limescale
First, dry the shower head. I have a wet wall behind because I took the video of water spraying the wall.
Fill your zip lock bag with vinegar.
Bring your shower head down and place the bag of vinegar over the head of the shower.
Use a rubber band to fasten it to the shower rose arm and let it sit for a few hours. (I left mine like this for 4 hours)
Remove the bag and give the shower head a good wipe with a dry cloth.
The mineral deposits were removed. No need for scrubbing or using a toothpick.
If your shower head is really blocked with deposits, allow it to sit in the vinegar overnight and use a toothbrush afterwards to give it good scrub. You could also soak it in CLR and see how that works.
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