Showerhead Mineral Deposit Maintenance Tip
Posted By kdub on August 5, 2016
Hard water can leave your showerhead clogged and unsightly looking. Removing the mineral deposits caused by hard water may not be a pleasant chore, but it is possible.
For fast cleaning action, fill a gallon size plastic bag half way up with vinegar and secure it to your showerhead using a rubber brand or string. Leave the plastic bag in place for around two hours for maximum sparkle. The acid in the vinegar will work as a solvent to remove and work away at the mineral deposits until they are gone. You can also remove the showerhead and allow it to soak in vinegar in a bucket or sink until the mineral deposits are removed. With either method, you can use an old toothbrush to scrub away any residue and then simply wipe off with a damp cloth. To clean the spray holes of your showerhead, a toothpick works wonders once the vinegar has begun to dissolve the mineral deposits away.
For really tough mineral deposits, you can also place your showerhead in a pot of water that is reconstituted with one half part vinegar. Bring the vinegar and water solution to a boil with the showerhead inside and boil for fifteen minutes. Remove the showerhead to see if the mineral deposits have become detached; if not, boil for an additional five minutes at a time until the results you are looking for are achieved. Again, you can use an old toothbrush and a toothpick to finish up the cleaning job and then wipe the shower head down with a damp cloth.