Taking a shower first thing in the morning or after a long day is one of those little luxuries in life we tend to take for granted. It isn’t until we notice the shower head seems to be failing that we really appreciate the streams of water that used to flow from the shower head. If you have noticed your shower head is clogged, you can go to Greenwood Hardware to find just what you need to fix the shower head and begin enjoying your showers again.
There are a few things you can do at home to clean out the shower head and make it work like new again. If all else fails, replacing the shower head is a quick project you can do on your own.
- Fill a Ziploc sandwich bag about halfway with vinegar. Place the bag over the shower head and use a rubber band or zip tie to fasten it to the shower head. Allow the nozzle to soak in the vinegar 12 hours or up to 24 hours. Remove the bag, turn on the water and the shower head should be good as new. You can also remove your shower head and disassemble if you know how and place in a bowl of vinegar.
- For really caked-on calcium, you can add baking soda to the bag of vinegar. The bubbling mixture will help remove the calcium and mineral buildup that clogs the tiny holes on your shower head.
- You can disassemble the shower head and place it in a pot of boiling vinegar. This is a quick way to unclog the shower head and doesn’t require it to soak overnight. Use a scrub brush to remove any leftover residue.
Soaking your shower head every few months will eliminate clogs altogether. If you need to replace your shower head, head into Greenwood Hardware to pick up what you need for a new one. You will also find the appropriate wrenches to remove your shower head for cleaning. Come on in, or contact us today.