Over time mineral deposits can build up which can cause the nozzles to squirt water in all directions or clog up completely, which could lead to poor water pressure or low flow.
Here are a few tips to help you get your shower head back to its best performance.
1. Soak the Shower Head in Vinegar
Leave the showerhead attached to the pipe coming out of the wall, you can fill a plastic bag with vinegar and wrap it around the showerhead. Secure the bag around the head with a rubber band, tape, or a twist tie. Leave the bag around the showerhead for a few hours. Remove the bag and turn on the water for a few minutes to clear the vinegar out of the showerhead.
2. Rub the Nozzles
Dislodge mineral buildup in the nozzles by massaging each nozzle with your finger. You can also try scrubbing the nozzles with a toothbrush.
3. Clean the Filter Screen
For this, you may need to consult the showerhead instruction manual first. If you didn't keep the manual, don't worry. You can also find it on the brand's website or by contacting the customer service department. Usually, the filter screen is located in the part of the showerhead that connects to the pipe. You will need to remove the showerhead from the pipe to get to the filter screen. In most showerheads, the filter screen can be removed by gently brushing the filter out. Or you can use tweezers/needle-nose pliers to get the screen out of the pivot ball. Once the filter screen is out of the pivot ball, run the screen underwater for a few minutes to flush out any buildup. You can also use a toothbrush to gently brush out mineral deposits. Place the filter screen back into the pivot ball and re-install the showerhead to the shower pipe.
Keep in mind:
Harsh cleaning chemicals may damage your shower head and are not recommended for cleaning.