How to clean a shower head

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Poor Water Flow?  Try cleaning your shower head.

Once installed, showerheads are usually not thought about again, except when you notice poor water flow.

This is because over time showerheads can get blocked up and gunky, which causes your less-than-gushing water flow.

Before you consider replacing your shower head, there is an easy and inexpensive way to clean it, using less toxic products usually located in your home.

Just follow these five easy steps:

  1. Put 1/3 cup of Bicarb of Soda and 1 cup of white vinegar in a large clip seal sandwich bag.

  2. Seal carefully as the mixture will fizz and bubble once you add the vinegar.

  3. Tie this around your shower head (see photo) and leave it overnight.

  4. Remove the bag and contents (pour down the toilet for an instant toilet cleaner).

  5. Rinse the area off and wipe clean.


For a maintenance clean, you should do this every 3 – 6 months to ensure a good water flow and appearance!



Good Luck from the Alpine Cleaning Guru!

BLOGGER: Paul Mitchell, Owner/Operator of Alpine Shower Screen Cleaning, Perth. 
Alpine Carpet & Tile Cleaning

Disclaimer: Please note that this and any other tips given in our DIY  blog is to assist you in minimising any discolouration or staining damage. Please follow instructions and measurements carefully as use of different quantities may have unintended consequences. These tips do not take in account individual circumstances, and we cannot be held responsible for any claim or action that may arise from using the information on this website.