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How to Clean Your Sputtering Showerhead

Post By Hugo Iriarte

Sputtering showerhead? Thanks to the natural minerals present in hard water, calcium and iron can build up inside of those little holes in your showerhead. If your shower isn’t flowing like it used to, don’t worry: in just a few simple steps, you can clear away what’s clogging it up -- and it doesn’t take a specialty cleaner or a specific tool.

It’s easy: all you need is water, white vinegar, a sandwich bag and a rubber band (or a heavy-duty twist tie).

Combine equal parts vinegar and water together in a small container. It should be about as much to fill your sandwich bag halfway.

Place the bag around the showerhead, ensuring the mixture reaches all parts of the showerhead. Raise the bar high enough so the top of the bag surrounds the arm that connects the showerhead and the wall unit.



    Use a rubber band or twist ties to keep the bag in place. Leave the bag and mixture around the showerhead for about an hour.

    Take the bag off the showerhead. Use a sponge to wipe away any stubborn or leftover deposits. Let the shower run for a couple of minutes to check the flow.

    A free-flowing showerhead can make a big difference in your morning routine. Imagine waking up and walking into a shower that feels like a rainfall. It can happen -- and you don’t even need to buy a new showerhead.

    Did this work for you? Have any other tips and tricks? Let us know.

    P.S. We sell 10% Vinegar right here at Factory Direct Chemicals. It’s perfect for bathroom cleaning tasks just like this one. Order today and get free shipping.


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