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How to clean a showerhead


THE FIRST SPOT TO CHECK

Water may flow through two or three shutoff valves between the city water line or the well and your shower or sink. Make sure all the shutoff valves are functioning properly and are opened fully. If the valves are all open, the problem could be in the internal working of your outlet valves. Check the filters and aerators first, as we show you in this project. If the water flow is still subpar, refer to the project that show you how to repair and replace faucets.
 

Step 1. Remove the showerhead from the shower arm by unscrewing the collar nut that houses the swivel ball and is threaded onto the shower arm. You may need to grip the shower arm with channel-type pliers to keep it from twisting. Wrap the jaws of the pliers with masking tape to protect shower parts.

 

Step 2. Once the showerhead is fully removed, run water through the shower arm for a couple of minutes to clear it.

 

Step 3. Disassemble the showerhead. On newer showerheads, the swivel ball or the inlet side of the showerhead will have flow restriction parts. These contain one or more small holes and exist mainly to conserve water. Remove these parts, if you can, with a small knife or screwdriver.

 

 

 

 

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