How to Clean Your Rainfall Showerhead Holes

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Things You'll Need

  • 20 oz. white vinegar

  • 1-gallon plastic bowl

  • 6 tbsp. salt


Do not use soap to clean your rainfall shower head, as the soap scum will clog the holes.

Rainfall shower heads give you a sense of luxury while you stand underneath the wide spray of rain-like showers. They offer a true spa-like ambiance to your shower, but failing to keep a rainfall shower head clean can clog up its holes. Cleaning your rainfall shower head holes isn't difficult and only takes about 10 minutes.


Step 1

Remove the shower head by twisting it from the base.

Step 2

Mix a half gallon of hot water with the vinegar in the plastic bowl.

Step 3

Position the shower head with the holes pointing down and pour the 6 tablespoons of salt down the back of it. The salt will go down the small pipe that is used to twist into the shower base.

Step 4

Pour about a half a cup of the water and vinegar mix down the back of the shower nozzle, following the salt.


Step 5

Place the shower head, with the holes facing down, into the bowl of the remaining water and vinegar solution.

Step 6

Swish the water around for about a minute.

Step 7

Hold the shower head over the shower drain and pour the remaining solution into the back where you poured the salt and water previously.

Step 8

Twist the rainfall shower head back onto the base securely.

Step 9

Turn your shower on hot water only, and let the salt and vinegar water run through the shower head for approximately 15 minutes.


Chelsea Hoffman

The author of such novels as “Planet Omega” and the romantic drama, “Chloe and Louis,” Chelsea Hoffman devotes her time to writing about a myriad of different topics like gardening, beauty, crafts, cooking and medical research. She's published with Dobegreen.Com, The Daily Glow and other websites, and maintains the site Beauty Made Fresh.