It's hard to wash away your troubles when your showerhead is jam-packed with mineral deposits and lime.
You will need
- A bucket or large bowl
- A bottle of white vinegar
- An old toothbrush
- A toothpick
Step 1 Unscrew showerhead Gently unscrew the showerhead and remove it.
If it won’t budge, make sure there are no small screws holding it in place.
Step 2 Disassemble showerhead If your showerhead is made of more than one piece, take it apart.
Step 3 Put pieces in bucket Place the pieces in the bucket or large bowl.
Step 4 Cover in vinegar Pour the white vinegar over the parts until they are completely covered.
Step 5 Soak Let the bucket or bowl sit for a few hours.
Let your showerhead soak overnight — or if you’re in a hurry, boil it for 15 minutes in a solution of one part vinegar to four parts water.
Step 6 Scrub Scrub the pieces with an old toothbrush.
Step 7 Clean holes Clean the holes of the showerhead with a toothpick.
Step 8 Reassemble and reattach Put the pieces back together, reattach the showerhead, and run the shower to flush it clear. Soon you’ll be clean too!
Did You Know:
The patent for the first indoor shower was granted in 1867.