Angie's How To Unclog Your Showerhead

Date Published: Nov. 12, 2019

Difficulty:33%
Time: 15 Minutes

Limescale and mineral buildup can clog water passages over time and decrease water pressure. This easy, nontoxic approach allows you to unclog your showerhead without removing it.

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Tools & Materials Needed 
plastic bag
baking soda
white vinegar
rubber band
1Find plastic bag

Find a strong plastic bag that is large enough to fit around your showerhead. A garbage bag works well!

2Mix ingredients

Mix 1/3-cup baking soda with one-cup white vinegar in the bag. The baking soda will react with the vinegar causing it to bubble, so we recommend doing this in a sink.

3Place bag around showerhead

Secure the bag over your dirty showerhead with a rubber band. Make sure the head is completely covered in the solution. The acid in the vinegar reacts with sodium bicarbonate (in the baking soda) to form carbonic acid, a strong cleaning agent.

4Keep on showerhead overnight

Leave the bag with mixture on the showerhead overnight.

5Rinse the solution off

Wipe down the showerhead with water until the solution is gone and run the water for a minute before you step in.

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BONUS: You can also grab a pin or needle and gently poke it through the showerhead holes to clear the passageways.