Thursday, February 11, 2010

Dirty Showerhead? Try Vinegar!

If your showerhead is clogged with the build-up of mineral deposits, it may be time to clean it. A safe and eco-friendly way to clean a showerhead involves something that many of us already have in our homes: vinegar. First, fill a saucepan with distilled white vinegar. Unscrew the showerhead and place it in the saucepan so that it is completely submerged by the vinegar. Next, place the saucepan on the stove, allowing the showerhead to simmer for a few minutes- how long depends on the amount of build-up that has accumulated. It is important to make sure that the showerhead is not sitting on the bottom of the saucepan, but rather floating in the vinegar. Also, avoid boiling or turning the heat up too high as the showerhead could melt. After you are confident that the showerhead is clean, remove it from the vinegar and rinse it with water. Screw it back on and turn on the water to ensure that it is clear of all deposits and is ready to use again.

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