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How to Clean a Showerhead

You don't have to buy a new showerhead to get more water to come out; it may just need a good cleaning. Learn how to clean out a showerhead with these basic steps.

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  • Time

    15 Minutes

  • Price Range

    $1 - $50

  • Difficulty



Step 1: Secure the Cleaning Bag

Use a chemical that is safe for removing hard water deposits.

Fill a small bag half full with the cleaner. Secure the bag around the showerhead using a rubber band.

After a few minutes, remove the bag.

secure bag around showerhead using rubber band

Step 2: Rinse

Before using the shower, run cold water through for a few minutes to ensure the chemical is gone.

Note: Follow the manufacturer's instructions when using any chemical.