How to Unclog Your Showerhead

Updated: Feb. 07, 2023

Check out a $5 fix to keep your shower clean.

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Best Trick for Unclogging a Showerhead

Every few months, my showerhead gets partially clogged with calcium deposits from our well water. I used to remove the showerhead to clean it by soaking it overnight in vinegar until the small holes were cleared. To get the job done faster, I bought a welding tip cleaner at my local home center for about $5. The cleaner has different-size abrasive needles that quickly knock out the mineral chunks from the tiny holes—no need to remove the showerhead. — reader Mike Henrich

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