How to Clean a Rain Shower Head

Last Updated: June, 2022 | By JULIAN GILL

If you’re taking a shower, and suddenly notice that the water flow is uneven, or pressure is weak, don’t be too quick to implicate the rain shower head itself. Chances are its holes have become plugged and it’s in need of a good cleaning.

Some things to consider before you begin. First, always take great care to not damage your shower head’s finish. Always use a soft brush, and never use bleach to clean your shower head. Finally, go and grab the specs that came with your shower head. The instructions below are generalized, but your particular shower head may have different features and pieces. If you don’t have your manual, go to manualslib.

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Method One

What you’ll need

  • White vinegar
  • Rubber band
  • Plastic bag
How to Clean a Rain Shower Head

Our first method involves the removal of mineral deposits without removing the shower head. To accomplish this, fill the plastic bag with vinegar, and secure it to the shower head using a rubber band. Once on, adjust the bag until the shower head is immersed in the vinegar. Next, wait for one hour, rinse and dry. That’s it!

Method Two

What you’ll need

  • Wrench
  • Vinegar
  • Baking soda
  • Plastic bag

The second method involves the removal of the shower head to give it a deep cleaning. By keeping your shower head clean, you’re not only guaranteeing yourself a decent water flow but also keeping dangerous bacteria in check. Filthy shower heads are breeding grounds for deadly bacteria which cause lung diseases and other health issues.

Remove the Shower head

Take a wrench, and carefully, disconnect the showerhead. It’s a good idea to use a towel in order to protect the finish from being scratched.

Rinse the Shower head

Take your shower head and hold it under the faucet. You want to loosen as much filth, minerals, and bacteria from the shower head as possible before you begin to clean. Next, take a soft toothbrush soaked in vinegar, and gently scrub the shower head to complete the cleaning.

Soak Overnight

Take a close look at your shower head, and if you notice any debris residing in the holes, take a wooden toothpick and gently work to dislodge them. Once your shower head is cleaned to your satisfaction, take the shower head, and place it in a plastic bag filled with a tablespoon of baking soda into the bag of vinegar. Let sit overnight, then rinse, and reconnect your shower head.

author of julian gill pictureJulian Gill

Julian Gill is a mechanical engineer and Certified in Plumbing Design (CPD) and worked as a plumbing engineer for ten years. Besides this, he is interested in home improvement and currently works as a writer. @JulianGillPro

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