Often cleaning plumbing in the bathroom comes down to wiping the outside surface of the faucets and shower. While the watering can continues to be covered with plaque and rust. Such cleaning in the future can turn into a breakdown. To prevent this, use our tips and do not forget to clean the plumbing regularly.
one Find out the cause of the blockage
If you are going to clean the watering can because the water pressure has become less, do not rush. First, try to understand why it has deteriorated. The reason may not be pollution, but a malfunction of the entire system. Remove the watering can and see how much water comes out of the hose. If the pressure is sufficient, then proceed to cleaning — it should help.
2 Clean regularly
Even if you have crystal clear water flowing from the tap, plaque will form on the husky, and blockages will appear in the nozzles. Therefore, you need to clean the shower regularly. Make it a rule to put it in order once every six months, at least once every 8 months, but not less often.
3 Prepare the tools
Despite the fact that cleaning the watering can is a normal cleaning, it will be necessary to remove some of the elements for better cleaning. You will need at least a gas wrench and a screwdriver. Disconnect all possible parts, this is necessary to thoroughly clean the device.
four Take an anti-plaque agent
The easiest way to clean your watering can is with a stain remover that you use on your bathtub and other plumbing fixtures. Dilute it in half with water in any container and lower the shower there. Leave it on for 30-60 minutes and then thoroughly clean the nozzles with a brush.
5 Use vinegar to clean
If you have a non-separable shower, a simple life hack will come to the rescue. Place the watering can, without disconnecting from the hose, in a regular plastic bag. It must first be filled with water and vinegar. Then leave the watering can in the bag for a short time (about half an hour), then go over it with a brush, wash off the residue and wipe it with a soft microfiber cloth.
6 Use Coke instead of a cleaner
Coca-Cola cleans all kinds of plaque on plumbing well. This is due to the bubbles, which, when they hit the surface, remove dirt particles. If you run out of cleanser but have a bottle of soda, warm it up and soak your shower head in it for an hour.
7 Use citric acid for cleaning
Another good way to clean your shower head in an eco-friendly way is to use citric acid. If you run out of household cleaning products, take out a packet of acid and dissolve it in water. Pour the resulting solution into a basin or other container and place a watering can in it. You can also prepare a special abrasive paste: grind citric acid and add a little water. It should rub the plumbing and leave for a while, then rinse.
eight Arm yourself with a needle
The surface of the watering can be cleaned with a variety of brushes, including a toothbrush, but what about the small nozzle holes? Dirt from them is easy to clean with a regular needle. Choose one that is as close as possible in size to the hole. A needle that is too thick will not go through, and a thin one will not completely clean the watering can from contamination.
9 Don’t Forget About Prevention
Despite the fact that cleaning is carried out at least twice a year, it is important to remember about preventive measures. It is impossible to allow the formation of plaque on plumbing, as plaque can corrode the surface and ultimately can lead to breakdown of plumbing. In addition, it looks unaesthetic and spoils the interior. Monitor the degree of water hardness and, if necessary, install filters.