Quick Fix: How to Remove Mineral Deposits from Your Showerhead
When your shower doesn’t flow freely, it may take more time — and may waste more water — to rinse off that shampoo or soap. Mineral deposits may be to blame for your clogged showerhead. This quick fix uses simple household ingredients to help remove those deposits and improve your shower’s water flow.
According to Better Homes and Gardens, this quick fix generally works best on showerheads with chrome, stainless steel or other protected metal surfaces.
Step 1: Pour vinegar into a plastic sandwich bag.
Better Homes and Gardens recommends using white vinegar. DIY Network suggests warming the vinegar slightly.
Step 2: Place a rubber band around the showerhead.
Step 3: Attach the plastic bag to the showerhead.
Wrap the rubber band around the top of the plastic bag so that it securely holds the bag around the parts of the showerhead with mineral deposits. Let the vinegar soak for at least one hour.
Step 4: Remove the plastic bag and rubber band.
Turn on the shower to flush out the showerhead and rinse away excess vinegar. If any stubborn mineral deposits remain, DIY Network recommends dislodging them with a toothbrush.
Step 5: Make it shine.
Polish the showerhead with a clean, soft, white cloth.
Show a showerhead that looks like some of the holes are clogged with mineral deposits.
Supplies: vinegar, generic clear plastic sandwich bag, rubber band, toothbrush, soft white cloth and rubber gloves.
Hands in rubber gloves pour white vinegar into a clear plastic bag.
Hands in rubber gloves place a rubber band around the showerhead.
The hands in rubber gloves wrap the sandwich bag around the showerhead so that’s its submerged in vinegar.
The hands in rubber gloves then secure the plastic bag to the showerhead using the rubber band. Wrap it around several times so it’s tight.
Soak for 1 hour.
Hands with gloves on come into view and removes the rubber band and plastic bag.
Scrub away any remaining mineral deposits. Hand with glove on comes in with the toothbrush and begins scrubbing the showerhead.
Rinse. Water starts coming out of the showerhead. Water turns off.
Polish. Hands in rubber gloves come in and wipe the showerhead with a soft white cloth.