How to clean the shower watering can from limescale - 3 simple ways to save on the purchase of a new nozzle

Content

  • 1 Disassemble or not?
  • 2 Homemade cleaning methods
    • 2.1 Method 1 - using vinegar
    • 2.2 Method 2 - using citric acid
    • 2.3 Method 3 - using Antinakipina
  • 3 Conclusion
Water-stoned shower watering canWater-stoned shower watering can

Our water is so hard, so we have to clean the kettle and plumbing quite often. Otherwise they lose their appearance, and it becomes problematic to use them. Of course, in this situation, we already have our own proven methods that we successfully use. I can, for example, tell you how to clean the shower water from limescale.

This element of plumbing enjoys special attention, as small holes get clogged very quickly. And every time to buy a new sprayer would be very expensive.

Disassemble or not?

In order to clean the watering can with high quality, it is desirable to disassemble it, since it is impossible to see what is going on inside. The main pollution accumulates there. And this is not only lime deposits, but also small particles of sand and rust missed by the filter.

Unfortunately, not all models can be disassembled by hand, and then assembled without damage to the structure. Therefore, we, knowing about hard water, always buy only collapsible.

The components of the watering can unfold so:

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Remove the cap in the center of the grid, picking it up with a screwdriver or a knife.

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Turn off the screw under the plug.

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Carefully remove the mesh, trying not to tear the thin rubber gasket.

Step 4

We disassemble everything into its component parts and see something like this.

If you have a watering can of a different design, the instruction, which is attached to any sanitary fittings, will help to disassemble it.

Such a watering can simply spins counterclockwise.Such a watering can simply spins counterclockwise.

If the device is not folding or you do not want to touch it before the warranty period expires, it is advisable to at least disconnect the watering can from the hose.

The hose is attached to the sprayer through a threaded connection that you just need to unwindThe hose is attached to the sprayer through a threaded connection that you just need to unwind

It is worth saying that with regular cleaning once every 2-3 months, there is no need to disassemble the device every time. This can be done every six months or a year to remove accumulated insoluble debris from its insides and hose. Or when, after a standard cleaning, water does not spill out of all the holes of the shower head.

Homemade cleaning methods

We now turn to how to clean the shower watering can from limescale. Surely everyone knows that these deposits soften under the influence of acid. But to use caustic chemical compounds is not necessary, you can do with home remedies.

Method 1 - using vinegar

Vinegar - the first and most effective means to combat water stone. To make it soft, just hold the device in the solution for several hours.

At the same time, it is not necessary to dilute table vinegar, but if you only have essence, then before cleaning the shower head, it must be diluted. To do this, add 6–8 parts of water to one part of the acid.

The cleaning method depends on the nozzle design.:

  • On a fixed watering can attached to the wall put on a tight plastic bag filled with vinegar. His neck around the legs of the sprayer and fix the rubber band.
Like in the photo, the fixed shower device is soaked off.Like in the photo, the fixed shower device is soaked off.
  • Unplugged nozzle removed from hose shower head dipped in a container of acid.
It is necessary that the solution covers all contaminated sites.It is necessary that the solution covers all contaminated sites.
  • Parts after disassembly they are also put in a container and poured vinegar, after having mechanically removed scale from them.

The exposure time depends on the degree of contamination. I usually leave for the night. And in the morning I wash it under running water with a brush that scrubs the remnants of a softened stone. From the holes, the stuck particles are removed with a toothpick.

If the process needs to be accelerated, the vinegar can be heated..

Method 2 - using citric acid

Citric acid is the second most popular and effective home remedy for scale. She will need one big pack of 25 grams.

Content is poured into any container that is not afraid of high temperature; about a liter of hot water is poured into it.

Before cleaning the shower watering can, it can be disconnected from the hose or lowered into the jar directly by placing the container in a bath or shower.

Cleaning with citric acidCleaning with citric acid

Then everything, as in the previous case: when the bloom softens, it is brushed off with a brush, and then thoroughly rinsed the nozzle inside and out.

It is convenient to use an old toothbrush to remove plaque.It is convenient to use an old toothbrush to remove plaque.

Method 3 - using Antinakipina

This tool is not suitable for any model, because it works effectively only when boiling. A plastic parts from the heat can be deformed.

The price of Antinakipin is low, the shelf life is large, so you need to have it at home just in case. It will help get rid of old deposits, but the nozzle must first be disassembled.

Any anti-scale agent for teapots and coffee makers will do.Any anti-scale agent for teapots and coffee makers will do.

The product is dissolved in water, brought to a boil, the metal parts are immersed in the solution and boiled for 10–15 minutes.

Conclusion

Caring for plumbing should be regular, and then it will look and work like new - for a very long time. In the case of a shower stall, this is especially true - after a few uses, it loses its gloss. But if the problem of how to clean glass from plaque, is solved by us immediately after losing its original appearance, then we pay attention to the watering can only when it starts to work poorly.

However, using the most common home remedies, this problem is easily avoided. How to do this, you now know, and the video in this article will help to visually assess the result. Comments on whether you managed to cope with the attack, you can leave in the comments.

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