• Fast Delivery
  • Price match promise
  • Huge selection of top brands
  • Easy Returns

How to Clean a Shower Head

Author: Darren

Date Published: 17/05/2023

How to Clean a Shower Head

Have you ever noticed a whitish-chalky film build-up on your shower head or shower handset? Or low water pressure when you're trying to get that perfect temperature for your relaxing morning showers? It could be limescale buildup, which may mean it's time to clean your shower head thoroughly. Not sure how to go about cleaning it? Don't worry! At Westside Bathrooms, we will provide step-by-step instructions so that you can make your showerhead look (and work!) like new. Whether you have an easy-clean rub nozzle head or your showerhead needs a little more elbow grease, we are here to walk you through all the necessary steps so that even if cleaning isn’t one of your favourite tasks, this process should be quick and painless!

Limescale Build-Up on a Shower Head

Image Credit: Shutterstock

Why Clean Your Showerhead and the Benefits of Doing So

Let's face it, cleaning your showerhead is probably not the first thing on your to-do list. But maybe it should be! Are you sick and tired of your shower head shooting off water erratically or a drop in the pressure of the water stream? Not only will it help to improve the water pressure, but it can also eliminate mineral buildup and bacteria. And who doesn't want cleaner water for their daily shower? Plus, taking care of the little things like this can extend the lifespan of your showerhead, saving you money in the long run. So next time you're scrubbing away in the bathroom, don't forget to give your showerhead a little love too!

Cleaning a Handheld Shower Head

  1. Identify What Type of Shower Head You Have
  2. Prepare to Clean
  3. Remove Limescale
  4. Maintain the Cleanliness of your Showerhead

Identify What Type of Shower Head You Have

Showering is one of life's little pleasures, but have you ever stopped to think about what type of shower head you're using? Is it a basic, run-of-the-mill model or a fancy, high-tech water wizard? Identifying what type of shower head you have can not only improve your overall shower experience but can also help you save water (and money!). Maybe you're rocking a rainfall fixed shower head, bringing the spa experience to your own bathroom. Or perhaps you're using a low-flow model, helping the environment one shower at a time. No matter what type you have, it's always good to know your shower head as you will find that rub-clean nozzles are much quicker to clean than standard nozzles or holes.

Aqualisa Harmony 90mm Chrome and Grey Shower Head

This Aqualisa Harmony 90mm Chrome and Grey Shower Head is one of our most popular replacement shower handsets from Westside Bathrooms.

Prepare to Clean

Getting ready to clean doesn't have to be a daunting task. In fact, it can be a great opportunity to channel your inner Marie Kondo and declutter your space. Before diving into your cleaning routine, take a few minutes to visualise your end goal. Envision a sparkling clean home, fewer distractions, and a sense of accomplishment. Next, gather all the cleaning supplies you need (which are white vinegar and a small brush). Finally, turn up the tunes and let's get to work! With a positive mindset and some elbow grease, you'll be amazed at what you can accomplish. So, let's raise a glass to a job well done and a showering space that feels brand new. Cheers to cleaning!

Removing Limescale from a Rub Nozzle Shower Head

Ah, the joys of hard water. While it may make for a refreshing drink, it can wreak havoc on our household fixtures. Case in point: the dreaded limescale buildup on our beloved rub nozzle shower head. But fear not, my fellow shower enthusiasts. There is hope for salvaging our morning routine from the clutches of mineral deposits. Just a slight rubbing on the end of the nozzles frees each one in turn of the pesky mineral build-up, and one by one, each nozzle will be free and spraying in the right direction, and that is down onto you! In no time, you will be back to enjoying your shower, at full operation!

Rub-nozzle Shower Handset

Cleaning a Traditional Shower Head with Holes

Picture this: you finally get to shower after a long day, only to be greeted with a showerhead that's spewing water in all directions except on you. It's frustrating, we know. But fear not; cleaning that standard showerhead with holes is easier than you think! With a few simple steps, you can have that showerhead looking and functioning like new. All you need is a mixture of equal parts water and vinegar, a small brush and some good old elbow grease. Say goodbye to clogged holes and uneven water distribution, and hello to a refreshing and satisfying shower experience. Trust us; your hair and skin will thank you!

  1. Fill a bowl or bucket with a mixture of white vinegar & hot water
  2. Unscrew your shower head from the wall
  3. Place your shower head into the solution
  4. Leave for 30 minutes
  5. Use your small brush (an old toothbrush will do) to scrub the holes
  6. Rinse the shower head under running water for two minutes
  7. Reattach your shower head

Conclusion on the best ways to clean a shower handset and shower head

Cleaning your shower head doesn't have to be a daunting task. As long as you are prepared and know what type of nozzle or holes you have, the process can be relatively simple. Whether it's rub-clean nozzles that require minimal scrubbing or standard nozzles with holes that need some vinegar and elbow grease, you'll soon find yourself in a sparkling clean space with an invigorating shower experience. So don't let limescale buildup take away from your morning routine - follow these steps today from Westside Bathrooms to restore your beloved showerhead back to its original glory!