Fix a clogged shower head

Shower heads become clogged due to mineral buildup. It’s extremely easy to get the shower head flowing like new.

Remove the Shower Head
Using adjustable pliers wrapped in a heavy tape, unscrew the nut on the showerhead and remove it. If possible, disassemble the shower head and use a wire brush or a paper clip to clean mineral deposits from the various parts.

Soak in White Vinegar
Soaking the individual parts or the fully assembled shower head in white vinegar overnight will dissolve mineral deposits and help get the head flowing properly again. Reassemble.

Apply plumbers tape or silicon grease to the threads on the shower arm before reinstalling the shower head.


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