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Essential kitchen items clean shower heads without removing them – can be done ‘overnight’

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Shower heads can become laden with limescale and soap scum if they’re not regularly cleaned. Limescale, which is a hard, chalky deposit, can build up not only on the exterior of the shower head but on the inside too. If you can’t detach your shower head from the hose or shower wall, it may be tempting to ignore the task altogether.

With this in mind, fans of cleaning sensation Mrs Hinch, whose full name is Sophie Hinchliffe, have shared their hack for cleaning shower heads without needing to detach it.

The cleaning and lifestyle influencer has more than 4.6 million followers on Instagram and often shares her garden and home tips online.

Fans of hers have taken to social media in recent years to share their own hacks for solving common household problems.

On one such group, Facebook user Shirley Jones Dawson asked: “How do I clean the shower heads in my bathroom? I can’t take them off to soak.”

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Marion Howe replied to the post: “Put some vinegar in a plastic bag and attach it to the shower head.”

White vinegar and sandwich bags can be bought online or from local supermarkets.

Wilko Original White Vinegar costs £1.50 for one litre. Stardrops White Vinegar Spray costs £1 from The Range. Mireco White Vinegar Lime Power is £1 from Savers.

JUST ESSENTIALS by Asda 100 Medium Food Bags cost 75p. Springforce 80 Food Bags With Wire Ties cost £1.29 from Tesco.

Other suggestions from Mrs Hinch fans included using a descaler, baking soda, Viakal, Cillit Bang and Mr Muscle.

Vee Kemp said: “What I do is spray descaler onto kitchen roll and then put it onto clingfilm.

“Put on the shower head, and leave for around 30 minutes. Results every time. Give it a go.”

Jenny Hendy replied: “White vinegar and bicarbonate of soda. Warm water and tie a plastic bag around it.”

Sue Bird commented: “Can you swivel it upside down and pour Viakal or neat vinegar in and leave overnight?”

Helena Enefer wrote: “Get a plastic bag, fill with descaler, tie with an elastic band and leave overnight.”

Gaynor Jones posted: “I spray mine with Cillit Bang mould remover, wipe off with kitchen roll after about five minutes and leave it to run cold to rinse it.”

Sandra Teagle said: “Bag with Viakal solution, leave overnight.” Lynne Hanson suggested: “Mr Muscle soap and scum.”



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