24 Nov. 16

How to descale a shower head

Are you tired of spending money on expensive cleaning sprays filled with chemicals to descale your shower head? We have some easy and cost-effective methods that can help you with this task. Descaling a fixed showerhead can be more challenging than a removable one, but we have the perfect trick for you. Read on to find out more!

METHOD 1: VINEGAR

Vinegar is a well-known solution for removing limescale. To use this method, follow these easy steps:

    1. For handheld showerheads, remove the showerhead from the hose and put it in a bucket or plastic container. Cover it with white distilled vinegar, making sure not to lose the rubber washer.
    2. Leave the showerhead to soak in the vinegar for at least 30 minutes, but an hour is preferable. For brass shower heads, do not leave it in the vinegar for more than 30 minutes.
    3. After soaking, remove the showerhead from the vinegar and rinse it with water. Use an old toothbrush to remove any remaining limescale, especially around the nozzle.
    4. Rinse the showerhead again with water and polish it with a soft cloth.
    5. Finally, reattach the showerhead to the hose, making sure the rubber washer is in place, and turn on the shower to flush out any remaining limescale.

For fixed shower heads, follow these steps:

    1. Take a plastic bag that is large enough to fit over the showerhead and fill it halfway with vinegar.
    2. Place the bag over the showerhead until it is completely submerged in the vinegar, and use string or an elastic band to tie it in place.
    3. Leave the showerhead to soak in the vinegar for at least 30 minutes, but an hour is preferable. For brass shower heads, do not leave it in the vinegar for more than 30 minutes.
    4. After soaking, turn on the shower to flush out any deposits left inside the showerhead. Be careful not to get any spray in your eyes.
    5. Repeat the process if necessary until all the limescale has been removed.


METHOD 2: SPECIALIST LIMESCALE CLEANERS

If vinegar does not work, you may need to turn to specialist limescale cleaners. Many brands make sprays specially designed to remove limescale, which you can find at your local supermarket. However, be sure to read the labels and follow the instructions carefully when using these products.

Now that you know how to descale your shower head using vinegar and specialist limescale cleaners, you can save money and keep your showerhead in top condition. Give it a try and see the results for yourself!