How to Clean a Rain Shower Head

how to clean a rain shower head

If you are like most people, you probably have set aside a day every week or month to clean your bathroom. On that day, you do everything from mopping the floors and scrubbing your toilet to cleaning the sink and many more.

But do you remember to clean your rain shower head?

If you forgot or haven’t cleaned it since you bought it, you are going to benefit from this article, as it unveils some reasons why you should clean your rain shower head regularly. The article also sheds light on some tips that will help you clean your shower head better and ensure it remains useful for longer.

Why you should clean your rain shower head regularly

As you likely know, the shower is one of the most significant and functional parts of a bathroom. Yet, many people forget to clean it. The reason for this is that you can’t tell how dirty or filthy it is by looking at it. This means that a shower head that looks clean on the outside may be loaded with dirt on the inside.

Everything from organic matter to mineral deposits can build up and clog the water holes in your rain shower head. When this happens, you will notice a slight change in the spray patterns of the shower head or a decrease in water pressure.

If this doesn’t motivate you to clean your rain shower head regularly, then you should think about the health implications of using a clogged shower head.

A study conducted a while back found that 30% of rain shower heads are populated with a pathogen (mycobacterium Avium), a pathogen that is linked to some serious diseases. Furthermore, a dirty shower head is an excellent breeding ground for mold, and slime bacterial that can affect our health.

Germs and bacteria present may affect your skin and your face as prolonged exposure could cause various skin issues.

The right way to clean a rain shower head

Cleaning a rain shower head isn’t as difficult as you think; all you need to do is to follow the simple steps below.

Rub the shower nozzles until they are clean

Use your hand or an old toothbrush to vigorously massage the rubber holes on your rain shower head. Doing this will help remove some portion of the debris that has clogged the shower head.

Clean with Vinegar

Vinegar is a powerful cleaning agent that can make your rain shower head dirt free. The acids in vinegar can effectively breakdown the rust, mineral deposit, and organic build-up. There are two main ways you can use vinegar to clean your shower head.

The first is by pouring a good amount of vinegar into a plastic bag and carefully tying the bag to the clogged shower head.

Use this method if you can’t remove your shower head.

The second method is by dismantling your shower head and soaking it in vinegar for 3 hours or more.

Do well to rinse the soaked shower head in warm water before remounting it.

Rain Shower Head Maintenance

Whether you own an expensive or a cheap shower head, you should make plans to clean it often. Doing this will not only make it last longer but will also prevent harmful bacterial and mineral deposits from clogging it.

If your shower still isn’t working well after your best efforts to clean it, you should consider investing in a new one. You won’t regret it.