How to Clean Gunk Off Your Showerhead

If your showerhead isn't working the way it used to, take a closer look at where the water comes out.

Are there visible signs of gunk? If so, you likely have blockages caused by mineral deposits in the water. This is commonly referred to as hard water, which carries calcium and magnesium deposits that harden in pipes and on bathroom amenities. If left unchecked, these deposits can cause clogs and render your showerhead useless.

Luckily, there is an easy solution that requires a versatile ingredient and minimal effort. 

Cleaning Gunk Off Your Showerhead

Vinegar is the perfect ingredient for cleaning around the house, and it works wonders against hard water and mineral deposits in your bathroom. The acidic pH of vinegar is just enough to easily remove buildup and clogs while leaving surfaces unharmed. To clean the gunk off your showerhead with almighty vinegar, here's what you need to do:

Step 1

Get yourself a small Ziploc bag or a waterproof bag that can hold a significant amount of liquid.

Step 2

Fill up your bag of choice with distilled white vinegar.

Step 3

Place the bag around your showerhead so the holes are completely submerged in the vinegar, then secure the bag using either a rubber band or a twist tie.

Step 4

Step away and allow the showerhead to soak in the vinegar for at least 30 minutes.

Step 5

Remove the plastic bag and lightly scrub away any remaining gunk. Your showerhead should now be good as new.