Shower head

Cleaning Your Shower Head

There’s nothing quite like a refreshing and invigorating shower to kickstart your day or unwind after a long one. But over time, shower heads can accumulate mineral deposits, grime, and bacteria, leading to reduced water flow and less-than-pleasant experiences. Fear not! In this blog, we’ll take you through an easy and effective process to clean your shower head, ensuring a rejuvenating shower experience that leaves you feeling fresh and clean. Get ready to let your shower head shine!

1. Gather Your Supplies:

Before you embark on your cleaning mission, gather the following supplies:

  • A plastic bag or a resealable plastic bag large enough to fit over the shower head
  • White vinegar or a descaling solution
  • A soft brush or an old toothbrush
  • Clean, dry cloth or towel

2. Remove the Shower Head:

If your shower head is detachable, unscrew it from the shower arm. If it’s a fixed shower head, no worries! You can still clean it while it’s in place.

3. Create a Vinegar Solution:

Fill the plastic bag with enough white vinegar to submerge the shower head or use a descaling solution following the manufacturer’s instructions. The vinegar’s acidic properties help dissolve mineral deposits, leaving your shower head spick and span.

4. Soak the Shower Head:

Place the plastic bag filled with vinegar or descaling solution over the shower head, ensuring that the nozzles are fully submerged. Use a rubber band or a zip tie to secure the bag in place. Let the shower head soak for at least 30 minutes to allow the solution to work its magic.

5. Scrub Away Buildup:

After the soaking period, carefully remove the plastic bag and use a soft brush or an old toothbrush to gently scrub away any remaining mineral deposits or grime. Pay special attention to the nozzles, as they are prone to clogging.

6. Rinse and Reattach:

Rinse the shower head thoroughly with water to remove any vinegar or descaling solution residue. Wipe the shower head dry with a clean cloth or towel. If you had detached the shower head, reattach it to the shower arm, ensuring a snug fit.

7. Prevent Future Buildup:

To keep your shower head clean for longer, consider using a water softener or installing a water filter to reduce mineral deposits. Regularly wipe down the shower head with a cloth after each use to prevent the buildup of soap scum and grime.


A clean shower head ensures a revitalizing shower experience, free from clogs and mineral deposits. With a simple vinegar soak and a gentle scrub, you can keep your shower head shining and your showers refreshing. Remember to perform this cleaning routine regularly, and your shower head will thank you with a steady, rejuvenating flow every time you step in for a cleansing escape. Enjoy your sparkling showers!





Penetrator Blocked Drains - Doran Plumbing and Drainage
The blocked drain specialist – servicing Brisbane


Penetrator (aka Gavin) has been plumbing for over 20 years.  He has worked alongside other plumbers and in both commercial and residential plumbing.  His passion within plumbing has always been the challenge of a blocked drain…He thrives on defeating the blockages and will continue until he is satisfied he has 110% done the best he can.  His work ethic is unsurpassable and his workmanship is second to none. If there’s a blocked drain – Penetrator is your man!