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How to Clean Out a Showerhead

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Published on Mar 9, 2009

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It's hard to wash away your troubles when your showerhead is jam-packed with mineral deposits and lime.

Step 1: Unscrew showerhead
Gently unscrew the showerhead and remove it.

Tip
If it won’t budge, make sure there are no small screws holding it in place.

Step 2: Disassemble showerhead
If your showerhead is made of more than one piece, take it apart.

Step 3: Put pieces in bucket
Place the pieces in the bucket or large bowl.

Step 4: Cover in vinegar
Pour the white vinegar over the parts until they are completely covered.

Step 5: Soak
Let the bucket or bowl sit for a few hours.

Tip
Let your showerhead soak overnight -- or if you’re in a hurry, boil it for 15 minutes in a solution of one part vinegar to four parts water.

Step 6: Scrub
Scrub the pieces with an old toothbrush.

Step 7: Clean holes
Clean the holes of the showerhead with a toothpick.

Step 8: Reassemble and reattach
Put the pieces back together, reattach the showerhead, and run the shower to flush it clear. Soon you’ll be clean too!

Did You Know?
The patent for the first indoor shower was granted in 1867.

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