Maintaining New Shower Heads

by Editor on May 3, 2013


If you have just replaced your shower head for a leak or just to get normal water pressure, your new shower head will require little to no maintenance. But in order to keep your eco friendly shower head in working order to not have to replace them every few months, a little maintenance can keep your shower head working like new for a long time.

This guide will assist you in maintaining your shower heads so they work perfect for a long time.

Maintenance Before Installation

To maintain your shower head from the very beginning, it is important you let the water run for a few minutes before installing the shower head. This is an important step because it will clear the faucet of any debris instead of transferring it through your shower heads.

If debris gets caught in your new shower head, it will prevent a good flow of water, so this is the first step to getting the perfect water pressure for amazing showers.

Shower Heads With Rubber Jets

If you purchased a new shower head with rubber jets, you can keep any debris build up from clogging the shower head simply by rubbing your finger over the jets every once in a while. Debris in your water can cause poor water pressure if it gets too and eventually cause the shower head to wear down.

Simply rubbing the jets with your finger will help pass any debris through the jet, preventing debris

Frequent Debris Cleaning

If you want your shower head to be free from debris, you may want to clean it out every couple of weeks. This is a simple process that will not take much time. All you have to do is tilt the shower head down and gently tap the sides to remove any debris. Once you have done this, let the water run through the shower head for a few minutes to push it through.

Shower Heads With Mesh Screening

If your new shower head has a mesh screen inside, you can simply clean any debris from the shower head by simply removing the screen using a needle or pliers. Be careful not to damage the screen when removing. If there is a lot of debris in the head, you may consider cleaning the shower head with an old tooth brush to remove any build up.

Regular Shower Head Maintenance

To keep your shower heads running at optimal performance all the time, you may want to consider doing a thorough cleaning of the shower head every couple of months. This is simple to do; all you need is a mixture of vinegar and water. Allow the shower head to sit in this mixture over night to give the shower head a proper cleaning that will eliminate any build up and debris that may build up in your shower head, keeping all the shower heads in your home running at their best.

When your shower heads work at their best, you are guaranteed to get the most from your shower head every time you use your shower.

About the Author

Robert has over 10 years writing publications about the different shower heads on the market and how they can help you save money on your water bill and have a long product life span if properly maintained.

photo by: John Loo

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