Cleaning the shower head is a tiny task, but a mighty need. In your bathroom, this is maybe the next adventure after jet spray, which is all you want to be perfect.
There are many techniques for cleaning a shower head. Some require chemical products, and some do not. But there are many arguments about chemical products’ uses and side effects, even about bleach.
So, is it safe to use chemical products such as bleach? Well, the answer is that, please, don’t do it very often. But when you do, make sure you’ve got all the personal protection.
Let’s show you how to clean a showerhead with bleach! With vinegar and baking soda too!
Common Uses of Bleach
Pharmaceutical, Bioprocessing, and medical device facilities disinfection, the basic use of Liquid bleach, or sodium hypochlorite solution.
Bleach can kill a large spectrum of microbes than other cleaning products. Also, It is widely available everywhere.
And according to ACI (American Cleaning Institute), bleach has all the potential to remove stubborn stains and microbes.
In fact, in laundry, bleach is widely used because of its multiple benefits.
Precautions You Should Maintain While Using Bleach
Bleach tends to be hazardous. So,
- When using bleach, avoid touching your face, hair, or clothing, and must use gloves.
- To maintain proper ventilation, try to keep the doors and any windows open.
Clean a Shower Head with Bleach: Step-by-Step Guideline
You will introduce to different step-by-step cleaning processes in this portion. The process will be the same, but the ingredients will be different. So, get ready to clean,
- Spray bottle (1)
- Wipe towel or Brush
- A Bowl
- Dilute Bleach
The Cleaning Process:
If water is not running properly from the shower head and water stains are visible, you can use this technique to clean your shower head with bleach this way,
- First, remove the shower head from the shower head pipe.
- Next, select a bowl and add 1 liter of diluted bleach to it.
- Insert the shower head into the bowl.
- Allow it to float there for six hours.
- Remove it from the bowl.
- Use a brush to clean it up.
- Finally, give it a water rinse.
And, if the shower head has stains outside the shell but works properly, then apply this technique:
- Half-fill a spray bottle with two cups of water and one cup of bleach (a 1:2 ratio).
- Tightly screw on the cap and shake the bottle to mix the two ingredients.
- Spray the solution on your shower head and let it sit for 60 to 90 minutes.
- Next, wipe the showerhead with a little toothbrush or a microfiber cloth.
- Repeat the process until the showerhead is clean.
Clean Shower Head: Alternative Option to Clean with Vinegar
To clean your shower head, you can also use vinegar. All the steps will be the same, just add vinegar instead of bleach. (Safest cleaning process)
- First, remove the head from the shower head pipe (shower arm)
- Then, take a bowl and fill it with white vinegar
- Put the shower head in the bowl
- Let it swim there for 2 hours
- Then take it out of the bowl
- Clean it up with a brush
- Finally, rinse it with water
The Baking Soda cleaning is also the same as the second procedure (1:2 ratio spray method). Again, all the steps will be the same, just alternate bleach with baking soda.
Cleaning Shower Head: Is Bleach Safe!
Some people don’t think bleach works well for cleaning shower heads. But, in several studies, scientists discovered it to be a factor in the rise in microorganisms in shower heads. And even though some people might go for chemicals, safer, non-toxic alternatives work just as well.
Liquid bleach is generally used to disinfect tools in the medical field. It can kill a large spectrum of microbes than any other chemical. Also, it is widely available and easy to use.
How to remove limescale from a shower head?
What’s that white, hard thing on my shower head?
Naturally, shower heads, every six months, should be changed, but you won’t need to if you regularly clean and descale your current one. So, cleaning is helpful.
So, if the spray from your shower head isn’t working as properly as it usually does, cleaning is immediate. Therefore, keep it clean frequently to enjoy a bath with a smooth water flow.
Have a great day!
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