How to Clean a Shower Head with Baking Soda

Have you ever had a shower head that just doesn’t work?

You can clean your shower head with baking soda. It is an inexpensive and natural way to remove the calcium buildup from the inside of your showerhead.

The best part about using this method is that it will not damage or scratch the surface of your showerhead, unlike some other methods such as chemical-based cleaners or bleach. 

Why Baking Soda?

Have you ever wondered why baking soda is used to clean shower heads?

Baking soda has been around for thousands of years and it’s still a popular cleaning agent today. It’s inexpensive, environmentally friendly, and can be found in most kitchens. This makes it the perfect solution for getting your shower head sparkling again!

Different Ways of Cleaning Shower Head with Baking Soda:

Baking Soda And Water:

Dirt and grime can build up on the shower head over time. This will make it look clogged, smelly,and uninviting to use. Fortunately for you, there is a solution that only requires baking soda! All you have to do here is mix together some water with an ample amount of baking soda until its consistency resembles toothpaste or cake batter (depending on how runny/thick) then apply generously all-around your showerhead including in any nozzles sticking out from underneath. Let this sit for about half an hour before coming back again to wipe away residue using hot soapy water and give it another test rinse just be sure everything has been thoroughly removed – if not repeat the process one more time!

Baking Soda And Toothpaste:

If you want an easy, quick fix – simply combine some toothpaste (or any other similar paste) with baking soda until the consistency resembles toothpaste or cake batter (depending on how runny/thick). Apply generously all around your shower head including in any nozzles sticking out from underneath. Let this sit for about half an hour before coming back again to wipe away residue using hot soapy water and give it another test rinse just to be sure everything has been thoroughly removed.

Baking Soda And Dish Detergent:

This method is similar to the one above in that you will need baking soda and dish detergent, but this time we’ll also use a little bit of water. Combine these three ingredients into a small container- let it sit overnight before rinsing off the next day with hot water!

Baking Soda And Vinegar:

In a small container combine baking soda and vinegar- let it sit overnight before rinsing off the next day using hot soapy water.

What To Do If You’ve Already Tried All These Methods But Still Have A Shower Head That’s Clogged:

If you have already tried all the methods above and your shower head is still clogged, then it might be time to replace it! You can find a new one at any hardware store or home improvement center. If there happens to be an issue with installation, just give them a call and they will happily come and replace the old one for you free of charge.

What Causes Clogs In Shower Heads?

Water can become contaminated with minerals like calcium and lime, which will then start to build up on your shower head over time without proper maintenance. This clogging occurs because of these chemicals’ ability to react with water and create a paste that clogs your shower head nozzles. 

So How Do I Prevent Clogging?

Keep It Clean:

First, make sure to keep the inside of your shower clean by using a squeegee or scrubber after each use and always dry it with a towel before storing away for safekeeping!

Run Water Before Turning On At Drip:

When you turn on your shower, make sure to run it for a few seconds before turning the water at its full strength. This will help prevent any hard bits of dirt and debris that were hiding in the nooks and crannies from being thrust into the spray head causing clogs!

Don’t Forget To Inspect:

Along with these two methods, make sure to inspect your shower head regularly- a clogged or dirty nozzle is one of the first signs that you need to clean it.

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