How do I clean shower heads covered in limescale?


  6 answers
  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Dec 09, 2018

    Hi Jan,

    Soak Shower head for 1hr in vinegar then rinse and replace.

  • Gk Gk on Dec 09, 2018

    If you don't want to remove your shower heads--fill a sandwich size bag (or larger depending on the size of your shower heads) with vinegar and secure them around the shower head using clothespins or rubber bands. Let soak for a few hours and then remove. Use an old stiff tooth brush to scrub away any loose scale. Rinse.

  • Within the Grove Within the Grove on Dec 09, 2018

    Try using Barkeepers Friend! It has done wonders for us when it comes to limescale.

  • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on Dec 09, 2018

    If the vinegar in baggie doesn't work use the baggie with CLR

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Dec 14, 2018

    Gk and Lynn both advised you right. Let the vinegar soak for at least a few hours, maybe even overnight. It could take a couple of tries if it is really caked on, scrub with a scrub brush or toothbrush to remove what is flaking off before you repeat the process. CLR is also a good choice, but will need gloves onto work with it, especially if you have sensitive skin. Vinegar is also cheaper. Good luck, Jan, you can clean the shower head!

  • Jan Warren Jan Warren on Dec 15, 2018

    Thanks for all your ideas. I’m trying the vinegar method. Sadly barkeepers friend not available in the UK!