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How to Clean and Fix a Leaky Showerhead!

There’s no need to worry if you’ve just found leakage in your showerhead. We have a simple step-by-step process to help you fix the problem.


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While you love a hot shower, your leaky showerhead can easily put you off. This problem is generally caused by clogged holes in the showerhead, which can be the result of hard water build-up. Follow our simple step-by-step process to fix your showerhead.

Let’s begin.

Step 1: Turn Off the Water Supply

Before beginning with the process, turn off the water supply. 

Step 2: Remove the Showerhead Faceplate

Remove the showerhead faceplate by unscrewing it with your hands. You could also use pliers and a crescent wrench to help you with the job.


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Step 3: Make a Vinegar Solution  

Take a large bowl that can hold the faceplate. Pour 6-7 cups of water, or more, enough to immerse the faceplate fully. Then, add 2-3 cups of vinegar to it.

Step 4: Soak the Faceplate 

Immerse the faceplate in this solution for 8 hours or overnight. 

Step 5: Remove the Dirt

After 8 hours, the hard water residue will have loosened. Now, using a toothpick, remove the grime and dirt from each hole of the faceplate.

Step 6: Make a Cleaning Solution

In a bowl, pour 2 cups of water and add 2 tsp. of dishwashing liquid. Mix well.

Step 7: Scrub

Thoroughly scrub the faceplate clean with a stiff plastic brush dipped in this cleaning solution. The brush will help reach all the corners with ease.

Step 8: Rinse

After scrubbing, drop the faceplate in a bucket of hot water and wait for it to cool. Then rinse with plain water.

Step 9: Attach the Showerhead Faceplate

Reattach the showerhead faceplate, turn the water supply on and the problem should be fixed!

However, if you continue to notice leakage, it’s best to replace your showerhead or call a professional for help. 

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