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How to Clean an Old Showerhead

April 24, 2019

How to Clean an Old Showerhead

Showerheads can begin to look pretty nasty after a few years. Hard water stains and unsightly minerals accumulate like barnacles, clogging some of the ports and giving you uneven or weak water flow. Worst of all, it can make your shower head look old and dirty. Fortunately, the plumbing experts at Roto-Rooter know a quick and easy way to make your shower head look and act like new again in 4 super easy steps! Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 cup of vinegar
  • 1 zip tie
  • 1 plastic bag
  • Scissors

Eliminate showerhead stains and buildup with the following five steps:

  1. Fill the plastic bag with vinegar
  2. Loosely attach the zip tie to the showerhead
  3. Submerge the showerhead in the bag of vinegar, tightening the zip tie to the top of the bag
  4. Soak overnight
  5. Remove bag by cutting the zip tie with scissors
  6. Run water through the showerhead for three minutes

We hope this simple method worked for you. Our plumbers are available 24 hours a day to handle your shower or bathtub emergency, or provide any other bathroom plumbing services. In addition, Roto-Rooter can help you upgrade to eco-friendly appliances and bathroom fixtures, as well as provide you with a number of water conservation tips.

If these steps don’t improve the look and/or flow, it may be time to purchase and install a new showerhead. We can provide you with various options and fast installation. Don’t hesitate to call Roto-Rooter for fast plumbing repair at 1-800-GET-ROTO, or go here to schedule service.

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