A dirty or limescale-riddled shower head will simply not work as efficiently, not to mention, it could be full or bacteria also. Thankfully, there are plenty of efficient ways to descale and clean your shower head using basic household items like baking soda, vinegar and even cola – none of which will require bleach. So, whichever method you use to keep your shower head working as it should, rest assured that you won’t have to call on harsh cleaning agents for great results.
Baking soda was hailed by one bathroom specialist as a “key ingredient” to “effectively” clean shower heads.
Using a cake raising agent to get rid of limescale might seem a bit bonkers, but cleaning with baking soda is a budget way to remove calcium build-up on shower heads.
Rikki Fothergill, style expert at luxury bathroom specialist at Big Bathroom Shop, said: “Baking soda is a key ingredient in a bid to unclog a shower head without vinegar.
“Cheap to purchase and simple to use, baking soda represents a natural antibacterial cleaning solution.
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The expert added: “Keeping on top of the cleaning of your shower head is important.
“The process of soaking in vinegar should be repeated every week during your general bathroom clean.
“This will mean that the problem will not have a chance to take hold.”
Once the initial clean has been done, a few minutes of soaking should be enough to keep on top of it if done regularly.
But Ollie still advises using a vinegar spray on shower head holes to help to unclog them in between cleans.