Leave it alone long enough, and your showerhead can clog up from excess amount of lime, manganese, calcium, and other mineral deposits. The great the blockage, the more you’ll notice a reduction in water pressure, one you’re likely to assume exists throughout your house. Chances are, the problem is isolated to the showerhead.

Showerheads are easy to unclog…you just need to have the right ingredients and how to apply them.


  1. A plastic baggie big enough to encase the showerhead
  2. Rubber band
  3. Distilled white vinegar
  4. Spray bottle
  5. Scouring pad and rag

Step-by-step cleaning process:

  1. Pour about one cup of white vinegar into the baggie.
  2. Secure the baggie around your shower head with the rubber band.  If the entire showerhead isn’t immersed in the vinegar, add more.
  3. Let the vinegar do its work, uninterrupted, for at least 12 hours.
  4. Remove the baggie.
  5. Turn on your shower to “hot” and let the water flow for about a minute.
  6. Mix equal parts of water and vinegar in a clean spray bottle. Thoroughly spray the showerhead and wipe away any residue with a plastic scouring pad and rag.

Not so difficult, right? Better yet, you found an easy way to avoid having to replace your showerhead.

And yet, for plumbing problems that don’t seem to have a workable DIY solution, you’ve got Anthony’s Plumbing, Heating & Air ready to assist you. That goes for clogged drain and toilet problems too. Contact us for more information or to schedule a service appointment.