The Best Way to Clean Taps and Shower Heads

We all love to spend time in the shower, with the hot water running on our head and back. This is how we relieve many aches and pains. However, the shower head doesn’t give that beautiful even stream of water anymore. It starts getting only a few drips, dribbles and random squirts. This must be so unenjoyable. However, don’t stress over it. You don’t need to buy a new shower head, you only need to clean it right! Thus, read further for the smart steps to clean a shower head and to remove the build-up of mineral deposits to get your water flow back.

Shower heads are prone to build up of mineral deposits, dust, dirt etc which affects the water pressure and spurts water out in all different directions. Thus, cleaning the shower head in your regular bathroom cleaning routine will help prevent the build up.

For this, you need to use a homemade foam cleaner. The foam covers a large area and helps to dissolve soap scum and dirt buildup in the bathroom. Thus, to make this DIY, the ingredients you will need for this recipe are:

– 3/4 cup baking soda
– 1/4 cup vinegar
– 1/4 cup hydrogen peroxide

Hence, just mix those together into a spray bottle and shake until you get that foam cleaner. Now, let’s see the steps:

Step 1.

Spray the cleaner on shower doors, tiles, chrome taps and over the shower head.

Step 2.

Wait a few minutes to allow the foam to do its magic and help lift the soap scum and dirt.

Step 3.

Use a damp cloth to spread the foam over all surfaces in the shower, then rinse/wipe clean. No scrubbing was necessary to clean this shower head. As good as new!

If your shower head hasn’t been cleaned for some time you may have build up of soap scum and dirt inside the head, this can be difficult to remove. Half fill a bag with vinegar, insert your shower head and tie with a rubber band and sit overnight. Use an old toothbrush to give a gentle scrub and remove any build up.

You should try it out too, this will be easy and you’ll be cleaning your shower head in no time.