How to clean Rainfall Shower Head? It's a question you might be asking if you own a rainfall shower system or shower panel with rain shower head that comes with a lot of shower options and settings. Thanks to the different combinations of water pressure and water pattern delivered by the shower head, a lot of different options are generated.Some shower panel systems even come with an optimized shower fall setting. These models are often named after the optimized water setting(s) they deliver.
Rainfall shower panel systems are an example of such optimized shower panel systems. Rainfall shower panel systems are simple shower systems with an optimized Rainfall setting bundled along with some other contemporary shower settings. But how to clean shower head with those options? Read below.
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Cleaning your shower head is mandatory, reason being with the passage of time the showerhead will get covered by unwanted impurities and build-ups like mineral, limescale, and others. This can cause malfunctioning in your shower system. This guide lists numerous steps of the cleaning process with some additional cautions and tips that will help you to prolong your shower panel's life.
Rainfall Shower Head Cleaning ProcessThe cleaning process is described in various steps for people wondering how to clean shower heads as follows:
- Select a plastic bag or sandwich bag with appropriate size according to your shower head's size. You can find the size details about your showerhead by taking a look at the shower panel manual. Don't worry if you aren't having one, you can always find the size of your rainfall shower head at your manufacturer's website. You can also consult the maintenance support department of your vendor.
- Now get a container of distilled white vinegar. The container size will be determined by the size of your shower head. Also, you can use white vinegar to clean the body of your shower panel.
- Take the sandwich or plastic bag and fill it with distilled white vinegar. You can also add a little amount of (3-5 drops) lemon essential oil to the white vinegar, not mandatory.
- Immerse your waterfall shower head into the plastic/sandwich bag.
- Use a rubber band, elastic tie, etc. to tie the band and hold onto the attachment of the showerhead.
- Now let the connexion stay for enough time so that the dirt and mineral built loosens up. Duration for the hold will vary according to the size and intensity of built on the shower head. If you have already cleaned your shower head in a while, 2 to 3 hours will be enough. Otherwise, let the bag to be tied for an overnight (7 to 8 hours).
- After completion of the hold-up time, untie the plastic/sandwich bag and dump the solution in the drain. Be careful while doing so because the solution can be harmful to your skin and especially to your eyes.
- Take a wet sponge and use it to wipe the shower head. Always remember to gently wipe the showerhead as cruel wipe can damage the surface or can produce undesired results.
- Take a toothbrush or some other gentle brush and use it to gently clean the shower head nozzles. This will help to completely remove the dirt and build-up spots from the shower head's surface. If your showerhead is already cleaned in step 7, skip this step and proceed to step 9.
- Turn on the shower and let the water flow from the rain shower head. Use maximum water pressure. This will help in the complete removal of vinegar and lemon oil (if used) spots which are left on to the either sides of the showerhead.
- Finally, use a clean cloth to wipe out water from the surface. You can now either let the shower head dry for some hours or can start using it at the very moment.
Rainfall Shower Head Cleaning Requirements
- Instruction manual or access to the manufacturer's website (whichever possible and convenient).
- A plastic bag or sandwich bag big enough to completely surround the shower head.
- Container of distilled white vinegar.
- Optionally, you can also use lemon essential oil to kill the smell of white vinegar.
- A rubber band/elastic tie to shawl the mouth of the sandwich or plastic bag. You can also use other tie-ups but be sure that the tie-up should be strong enough to keep the bag's mouth closed.
- A soft sponge, use it for wiping out the showerhead after draining out the vinegar.
- For cleaning the nozzles, you can use a toothbrush or some other brush with appropriate size. Just remember to use it gently on the surface of nozzles.
- Fetch a clean piece of cloth to wipe out the water spots left after rinsing the shower head.
- With addition to cleaning the rainfall shower head, you can also clean the filter screen of your shower. Generally, the filter screen is a small mesh screen located at the location where showerhead is connected to the pipe. For cleaning the filter screen, you need to remove the shower head from the pipe. It can be removed by gently brushing the filter out. Tweezers or needle-nose pliers can also be employed for the purpose. After obtaining the filter screen wipe it with toothbrush to remove mineral deposit. After cleaning, rinse it with maximum water pressure. Finally, reinstall the filter screen onto its place.
- Repeat the vinegar cleaning process in every one or two months for easier cleaning. Long intervals of keeping the shower panel with rainfall showerhead uncleansed can result into stubborn marks of mineral and limescale deposits.
- You can also use more than one elastic ties or rubber band if you feel that the single tie is loose.
- Cleaning your rain showerhead can be a little mess, if possible schedule the process on weekends or whenever the shower is free for a long time.
- After rinsing the showerhead, you can immediately start using it. However, it is often advisable to let the shower head dry for some time.
- If the scrubbing process seems insufficient for cleaning the marks or spots, use baking soda. Apply some baking soda onto the surface before wiping.
- Along with cleaning the shower you can also clean the drain of your shower. For cleaning the drain, you will require some amount of baking soda. Before draining out the vinegar, spray the baking soda onto the drain. Now, drain out the vinegar. After draining, clean the drain by letting water flow through the drain.
- You can use same process if you're wondering how to clean hand held shower head...
- Avoid the use of heavy-duty acid-based chemicals for cleaning shower panel system. These harsh chemicals can be harmful for your shower system. These chemicals are not recommended by most of the shower panel manufacturers because of their corroding and damaging nature.
- Rub the nozzles gently with toothbrush. These nozzles are gentle and require smooth and slow brushing.
- While dealing with vinegar use utmost care and caution. Vinegar solution can be harmful for skin. Always keep your eyes safe from the vinegar as this can cause pain and itching.
- When using tweezers or needle-nose pliers use them smoothly, don't apply too much pressure as this can damage the mesh screen or other parts of shower.
- Re-installing the filter screen should be made smooth. Applying unnecessary pressure can result into the deformation of the mesh.
- Only use sponge scrubber for scrubbing shower head. Don't use steel scrubber for the purpose as it can form undesired patches with loss of material.
- Use manufactured lemon essential oil and don't use any other replacement as they can cause undesired effects.
Happy Cleaning ;)