The bathroom is one of the most used rooms in a house, so it’s especially important to keep this room clean. One area that often gets neglected when cleaning is the showerhead. You’re probably thinking what’s the point of cleaning when it isn’t something we touch often?
But the truth is, showerheads pick up dirt. A dirty showerhead will cause your bathroom to look dirty as well because water can drip from the shower onto bathroom cabinets and other bathroom fixtures. This is why showerheads should always be kept clean much like the toilet, bathroom cabinets, and mirrors.
In this article, we’ll show you how to properly clean a shower head in 8 easy steps!
Start by removing the showerhead. This can be done easily in most cases, and if there is a screw holding it in place, you should use an adjustable wrench to unscrew it. Be careful not to scratch any surfaces while doing this! You can also try using rubber gloves instead of your bare hands.
Next, you will need some warm, soapy water (or other cleaning agents, such as bathroom cleaner). Fill up a small container with enough soap/water mixture to cover the tip of the scrub brush when dipped into it. You’ll want about two tablespoons worth of liquid here per one cup volume capacity of the container itself. Dump out excess dish soap from the container before you continue.
Dip your scrub brush into the soapy water and put a generous amount of soap on it. Use this to wash down the shower head, taking care not to miss any parts, including all small holes that might be present in order for them to open up nicely when rinsing out later. Ensure you rinse thoroughly with warm water until there is no more residue left.
If using a toothbrush or pipe cleaner, place just enough gel/soap onto these items as well. If necessary, add some hot water directly onto these tools to help clean off stubborn dirt better (use caution here). Use either tool properly around each hole while being careful not to break anything.
Turn on your faucet or bathtub spout with water running through it at an average temperature, so that you can rinse off all of the soap from earlier into your sink or tub/shower floor. This step is very important because if not done properly, there could be some residue, which will attract more dirt later, making cleaning harder again.
Now, let’s use our towel/rag (or kitchen paper towel) to wipe down each part of the cleaned shower head one by one, starting from the bottom up while turning over every now and then.
If there are still some stubborn stains left over, now would be the time to use your toothbrush or pipe cleaner again with even more hot water mixed in. This will make the job much easier. Do not forget to rinse thoroughly afterward!
Finally, let’s reattach our cleaned shower head back onto its holder by screwing everything back into place using an adjustable wrench (or no-slip pliers). Make sure that all parts of the unit are tightly attached so that nothing falls off as this could lead to a big mess down the line.
You don’t want something like this happening when taking a shower one day right? So, it’s good to take your time with this step.
And just like that, you are now done! Note that a clean shower head can make all the difference in how you feel about your morning routine. If you are looking for a way to improve your morning, start by taking some time to properly clean that shower head!