Do you fantasize about a nice, long shower? The next time you take a shower, try one of these easy do-it-yourself methods for cleaning your shower heads.
We’ve all experienced the frustration of a clogged shower drain, yet we can appreciate the luxury of a strong water flow when taking a shower. If you’ve stayed in a few of those five-star establishments, you’ve definitely taken a shower beneath one of those enormous shower heads that make you feel like you’re in a jungle and the water’s gentle fall massages your body. Of course, you also want to have that same experience at home. The only thing standing between you and a similarly satisfying showering experience at home is a dirty shower head. Now, we aren’t talking about dropping a tonne of cash; rather, we’re going to try a few simple tricks.
1. A Dash of Salt and Lemon
Many people can benefit from lemons. This vitamin C-rich fruit is great for your health, but it also works wonders in the cleaning department. Lemon’s acidic properties kill bacteria and neutralize odors in addition to dissolving oil and corrosion.
- If you have a huge lemon, cut it in half.
- Start cleaning the showerhead by dipping the first section into the salt.
- To restore water flow, remove any obstructions clockwise, then attempt moving in the opposite direction.
- Once done, leave it for 30 minutes.
- The other half needs the same treatment.
- Clean the showerhead with hot water to finish. But you need to be very careful so you don’t get burned.
Vinegar is among the best all-natural products for cleaning bathrooms. This ingredient’s high acidity level aids in releasing the accumulated minerals. Since vinegar is alkaline, it can dissolve the rust or scum that has settled on the surface.
- White vinegar to the quantity of 2 cups, packaged in a see-through plastic bag.
- Now, using the rubber band, securely attach the plastic bag to the shower head, ensuring that the shower head is completely submerged in the liquid.
- Don’t move the showerhead from where you left it yesterday.
- The shower won’t be clogged in the morning and you’ll find scum remnants in the bag.
3. Soda Bicarbonate, or Baking Soda
When it comes to cleaning, cooking, and baking, baking soda is a staple in almost every Indian home. Because of its alkaline composition, baking soda is widely considered a top natural cleaner. As a result of this quality, it is able to effectively remove a wide variety of grime and grease from water. The best thing is that it deodorizes by eliminating the chemicals responsible for the stink. Here’s how you can clean your blocked showerhead using baking soda.
- Moisten the showerhead to a light drizzle. This hack may fail if water is dripping from it, so be careful.
- Put some baking soda in a tablespoon. Use your hand to dab it on the showerhead.
- Use as much baking soda as you can to cover the skull.
- Leave it alone for 30 to 45 minutes.
- Now, using an old toothbrush, scrub the showerhead in a circular motion to remove any residue.
- Finally, rinse it in boiling water.
4. A Toothbrush and Steel Wool
When it comes to eliminating greasy or embedded grime, steel wool or a wire sponge is unparalleled. The material’s fine wires are ideal for thoroughly cleaning any crevice or nook. Use any toothpaste and a new ball of steel wool for this hack. Steel wool can be used to swab away the obstruction, and toothpaste can be used to rinse it out.
- Apply a thick layer of toothpaste to the showerhead.
- Dilute it and disperse it with your bare hands.
- To do this, get some steel wool and begin scrubbing in circular motions. To revive dried toothpaste, simply add a touch of water.
- Until the shower is completely spotless, keep scrubbing.
- If your shower head is clogged, you may need to repeat this process a few times.