I keep a spray bottle of half vinegar, half water, and a spritz of dish detergent for everyday use. Once a week, I spray the showerhead with this vinegar mixture and it keeps the holes unclogged. When I started, about a third of the holes were stopped up and this mixture cleared them up and keeps them open. I haven't had a problem since I started doing this.
You need a piece of old rag so this is where the old clothes or sheets you’ve kept to make cloths come into their own. Soak the rag in vinegar. After squeezing out the excess, wrap the cloth around the tap (or faucet) for 10 minutes. You can use elastic bands to hold the cloth in place, if necessary. Remove the cloth and use an old toothbrush to remove any stubborn dirt or limescale. Finally, using a soft, dry cloth buff up your lovely shiny tap.
OK, 12 hours has passed…carefully remove the bag and dump the vinegar down the drain. If you want to clean your drain in the process, dump some baking soda down the drain before pouring out the vinegar and your drain will get cleaned as well. Once the vinegar is emptied, run the shower for a minute and let the vinegar rinse off (the smell will go away too). Within minutes your shower will work wonderfully and you’ll be so glad you tried this out!
A quick internet search on how to descale any household object will nearly always lead to white vinegar. Even sensitive items like sterilisers for baby bottles are in safe hands. When using vinegar to descale a shower head, the first thing to get right is the type of vinegar. Malt vinegar isn’t particularly effective and brown vinegar may stain, so white distilled vinegar is best.
Scrubbing the stains with a dry brush could be sufficient for fresh salt stains. The goal is to remove as much salt from the concrete as possible, so try to clean it carefully. If you just brush the salt off, but it sits on another part of the drive or in the dirt immediately next to the drive, it could re-enter the concrete. Using a vacuum to grab the particles from brushing the stain might help.
Standard wall mount – These fixed wall mounts are the most economical option, although models with more features can be pricier. They offer an array of amenities, including filtration for hard water systems, multi-spray settings, and anti-tarnish finishes. However, they do not provide very much flexibility. Tall users may have to duck to wash their hair, and short users may have difficulty avoiding a stream of water directly in their face.
When done, simply remove the bag (careful not to get any vinegar on your or worse, in your eye), and dump down the drain. Yes, it will smell for a few minutes but shortly thereafter you’ll notice no smell. If you want to be super sassy, throw some baking soda down your drain before you dump out the vinegar and you’ve now also cleaned our your drain in the process (go you!). Let the shower head run hot water for a minute before getting in, you’ll marvel at your handiwork; it will run like new!
Italiano: Pulire il Doccino con l'Aceto, Español: limpiar el cabezal de ducha con vinagre, Português: Limpar uma Ducha com Vinagre, Deutsch: Den Duschkopf mit Essig reinigen, Русский: почистить разбрызгивающую головку душа уксусом, Français: nettoyer une pomme de douche avec du vinaigre, Bahasa Indonesia: Membersihkan Dus atau Kepala Shower dengan Cuka, Nederlands: Een douchekop schoonmaken met azijn, العربية: تنظيف رأس الدوش بالخل, Tiếng Việt: Vệ sinh đầu vòi hoa sen bằng giấm, 日本語: 酢を使ってシャワーヘッドを洗浄する, 中文: 用醋清洁莲蓬头, ไทย: ทำความสะอาดหัวฝักบัวด้วยน้ำส้มสายชู, 한국어: 식초를 사용해서 샤워헤드 청소하는 방법
What no? No ways, is it the drinking cola that we are talking about? Yes, we are and it comes as no surprise with all the video demonstrations, that Coca Cola has massive cleaning power. Moreover, it fresh cola has pH balance of 2.0 and it is phosphoric acid that is at work by this time. All you need to dip your shower head into Coca Cola and then wipe it a little. Clean it with hot soapy water and you are good to go.
Josh Crank is a freelance writer and content marketer with a background in legal journalism, travel writing, and marketing for numerous commercial industries. He's found his perfect fit at Direct Energy in writing about home maintenance and repairs, energy efficiency, and smart home technology. Josh lives with his wife, toddler son and endlessly howling beagle-basset hound mix in New Orleans.
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