Sunday, August 19, 2007

Clogged Showerheads? Help Has Arrived - Cleaning Showerheads

There's nothing like it -- it's early in the morning, and you're barely awake. You haven't even managed to brew yourself a good strong cup of Java yet, but you're hanging on...because you know you'll step in to a refreshing, cool shower that will blast the last edges of sleepiness off of you! drag yourself into the shower, turn it on, and groan when all that manages to squeak out is a piddly stream. Refreshing shower!? More like a leaky faucet!

Don't worry, cleaning out your showerhead from the inside is amazingly simple and painless to do. And, the best reward of all is that the next time you climb into the shower all groggy and sleepified, you'll actually have a burst of refreshing water to start you well on your way! All this process takes is some of our favorite white vinegar, a plastic baggie, a heavy duty elastic band and a few minutes of your time.

How to Clean Your Rebellious Showerhead (for a renewed showering experience):
  • Fill the plastic baggie about halfway full with undiluted white vinegar.
  • Submerge your showerhead in the vinegar-filled baggie, using the rubber band to keep the baggie in place. Basically, the acid of the vinegar will eat away all the nasty built-up gunk and residue that is making your showerhead behave in such an unappealing way.
  • Let the mix sit on the showerhead for at least 15 minutes, even longer if it's badly clogged. (You CAN even leave the solution to sit and work overnight, but usually between 15 minutes and 45 minutes should do the trick.) (Even easier - some showerheads can be screwed off, and then you can just sit it in a plastic container of vinegar, without messing about with the rubber band at all!)
  • Completely rinse out the showerhead with cool water, and dry. If you find that it still is clogged, repeat the above process. I promise, it will work!

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