Safe way removing H20 buildup+rust on showerhead (no harsh chemicals)

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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jan 23, 2018
    wrap a vinegar soaked towel and leave on overnight
  • Ken Ken on Jan 23, 2018
    Removing water buildup can be done with a towel. Perhaps it is mineral buildup? Soak in white vinegar. Although vinegar is a harsh chemical called acetic acid.

    You could just replace the shower head, just takes a pair of pliers and a new shower head.
  • Amanda Amanda on Jan 23, 2018
    Hi Summer. Take a plastic bag and fill it with vinegar. Put the bag over the shower head so it is submerged into the vinegar. Then use a twist tie or rubber band to hold it on. Let it sit for about 10 minutes. You should start to see the build up coming off. Then I use a tooth brush to scrub the rest away and rinse.
  • Edie Pfeifer Edie Pfeifer on Jan 23, 2018
    if it's rusty you should just replace it, it's worn out. The vinegar thing is great for mineral buildup, but I don't think it's going to solve the rust problem
  • Judy Judy on Jan 23, 2018
    Not sure how it works on rust but vinegar in a plastic bag will get rid of hard
    water. Attach to showerhead for a few hrs.
  • Kate Kate on Jan 23, 2018
    Vinegar, put vinegar in a plastic bag, wrap it around the shower head, making sure the head or rusty part is in the vinegar, twist tie it in place. Not sure how long to leave it in but it WILL will also dissolve the lime deposits in the shower head openings as well as get rid of rust. Afterwards I’d rinse it off, wipe it or leave it to dry and but some kind of rust preventive on it ( not positive but you may be able to put clear nail polish on it if it’s the metal/chrome part)
  • Kate Kate on Jan 23, 2018
    Yes actual vinegar will remove rust.
  • Sharon Sharon on Jan 23, 2018
    Put CLR in a plastic bag and put it over the showerhead and tape shut, or remove the showerhead and put in the bag. Let sit overnight and then rinse and use an old toothbrush to scrub clean.
    Vinegar. your showerheads will look like new.
    Put the Vinegar in a cup and immerse the showerhead in the cup for approximately 3 minutes.
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