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I know some will tell me to buy a water softener or new shower head. I don't want either. I actually like the cheap shower head installed by the builder. But, the other day, I stood in the shower for about 2 minutes with a sewing needle and a flashlight. I stuck the needle into each shower head hole and wiggled it. It is amazing how much better the shower head works now.
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I know some will tell me to buy a water softener or new shower head. I don't want either. I actually like the cheap shower head installed by the builder. But, the other day, I stood in the shower for about 2 minutes with a sewing needle and a flashlight. I stuck the needle into each shower head hole and wiggled it. It is amazing how much better the shower head works now.
I just pull ours off and soak it in vinegar for a couple of hours.
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Vinegar is good. I had some CLR and put some in a big cup - and put the showerhead in that, soaked it overnight and the showerhead was like new.
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CLR - get it at a hardware store (i bet grocery stores have it)
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A paper clip that has been straightened out works well for these as well as the typical sink spray head.
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Unscrew it and soak in vinegar for about 6 hours. Simple.
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That’s can happen anywhere. I use bleach or tilex to clean ours.
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CLR, find bowl/cup size of the head. Soak it, done.
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You don't even have to remove the showerhead.
Put vinegar in a plastic bag and tie the bag onto the showerhead with a twistie, rubber band or string.
Leave it for a few hours and viola!
Problem solved!
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If you are like and don’t want to unscrew it (can be a pain) put vinegar or CRL in a baggie and tie it around the shower head and soak for hours or over night.
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You don't even have to remove the showerhead.
Put vinegar in a plastic bag and tie the bag onto the showerhead with a twistie, rubber band or string.
Leave it for a few hours and viola!
Problem solved!
Anyone using this method should be aware that the straight vinegar will bleach out fiberglass showers or tubs if spilled on them
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Toothpick...
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You don't even have to remove the showerhead.
Put vinegar in a plastic bag and tie the bag onto the showerhead with a twistie, rubber band or string.
Leave it for a few hours and viola!
Problem solved!
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[QUOTE=retiredguy123;1905395]I know some will tell me to buy a water softener or new shower head. I don't want either. I actually like the cheap shower head installed by the builder. But, the other day, I stood in the shower for about 2 minutes with a sewing needle and a flashlight. I stuck the needle into each shower head hole and wiggled it. It is amazing how much better the shower head works now.[/QUOTE]
Next time, video it.


You may have pushed the crap back into the head............the issue might come back quickly. May need to use a dissolve it next time.
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