It’s common for shower head not to perform as it’s supposed to or like it used to. After a period of time, hard water can build up in a shower head making it to malfunction. Mostly, the nozzle gets clogged up completely or squirts water in all directions resulting to poor water flow or pressure. Here are some top tips on how to clean hard water on handheld shower head and get it back to peak performance.
Rubbing the NozzleA number of shower heads have flexible hose and rubber nozzles. Hard water build up in the nozzles can be dislodged by massaging each nozzle with the help of your finger or gently scrubbing it with a toothbrush.
Soak the Shower Head in VinegarYou can just leave the shower head attached to the pipe on the wall, fill a plastic bag or any better option of it with vinegar and then wrap the plastic bag and its content around the shower head. Fasten the plastic bag around the head with a tape or rubber band and leave the setting for a few hours. Afterwards, remove the plastic bag and then turn on the water tap for a few minutes so as to clear the vinegar. Then submerge only the handheld shower head in a basin or container full of white vinegar. Let it soak in the white vinegar for a couple of hours. Afterwards, re-attach the shower head to its pipe and allow the water to run through the head for some minutes so as to clear out the vinegar. Your shower head is now as clean as when it was installed. This process needs to be carried out occasionally to keep the gadget working smoothly.
Kindly take note so that you don’t use harsh cleaning chemicals as these may severely damage your shower head and besides, they aren’t recommended for cleaning shower heads.