Question: Why is there white build-up on my shower head and faucet aerators? What can I do about faucet mineral build up?
Answer: That white build up is mineral deposits. Removing mineral deposits is relatively easy, although you may have to repeat this process a few times and use a little elbow grease to remove all of the deposits. Your shower water flow will improve vastly after you remove the mineral deposits that have been clogging the shower head.
What to Do
Take a plastic bag and fill it with vinegar; that should remove the deposits from your shower head. Place the bag over the shower head and leave it on the shower head overnight. Use a zip tie to hold it in place. Take the bag off in the morning, and then use an old toothbrush to scrub the deposits gently off.
If some deposits remain, try using a mixture of vinegar and baking soda. The reaction between the baking soda and the vinegar should loosen the mineral deposits.
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