Learn How to Clean a Shower Head The Easy Way

Although you probably make sure that your bathroom is cleaned regularly, it is easy to overlook the shower head. It is often set above head height and you may not even see it when you are cleaning, not to mention that reaching up to check whether it needs a clean can be a strain.

The good news is that the shower head does not need to be cleaned that often. In fact as a general rule and a quick wipe with a clean cloth and some bathroom cleaner is sufficient. But, one problem that does tend to bedevil shower heads is limescale.

Limescale tends to occur in areas that supply hard water. Hard water is not bad for you, in fact many people believe that due to the minerals dissolved in the water it has many health benefits. This may be true. However, one distinctly unwanted symptom of hard water is the tendency of it to leave deposits of limescale on everyday appliances that frequently come into contact with water. The kettle is perhaps the best known appliance for suffering from limescale build up, but the shower head suffers too.

Apart from looking unsightly, limescale can clog up the holes in your shower head causing water flow problems and reducing its effectiveness. You buy the what you think is the best shower head for your shower. The last thing you want is for your new shower head to look brown, scaly and dirty.

So What Is Limescale?

Limescale is a hard off-white chalky substance that forms on appliances that come into contact mainly with hot water. It is principally calcium carbonate dissolved in the water that accumulates when the water evaporates.

What To Do About A Build Up Of Limescale On A Shower Head

There are of course many products on sale that purport to remove limescale quickly and easily. One such product is Calcium, Lime, and Rust Remover by Jelmar which we know to be an excellent product. However, perhaps less well known is that you do not necessarily need to use a specialist product in order to clean your shower head. In fact white vinegar is more than up to the task.

Cleaning your shower head with a scourer or brush is one way, but due to the shape of the shower head this method can be fiddly and result in a far from clean end product. The key feature of CLR or white vinegar however is not in a quick clean, the key feature is that they are slightly acidic. Given time the acid will effectively dissolve the limescale leaving your shower head shiny and new.

The way to achieve a clean shower head the easy way is to leave the shower head soaking in a solution of your cleaning agent overnight. This can be done easily if the shower head is detachable, but if it is fixed in place it is really not much more difficult.

Take a polythene bag. Fill it with a solution of water and CLR or water and vinegar (approximately 50% each of water and vinegar). Place the bag over the shower head and seal it in place with an elastic band or a clip. Then just leave it. Leave it for 8 hours at least, but preferably overnight and ideally 24 hours.

Don’t waste any time checking it. The process is slow and almost invisible. You will end up frustrated and doubting it works. Just leave it for the requisite period and when you come back the shower head will be clean.

At the end of the time, take the bag off and rinse the area and wipe down your shower head and if the solution was properly in contact with the limescale on the shower head then it should be free of all limescale deposits. If there is still bits visible, then either give them a scrub, they should now come off easily, or if necessary repeat the soaking process until all traces of limescale are gone.

Enjoy your nice clean shower once again and congratulate yourself on a job well done with minimal fuss and effort.

Best Shower Caddy 2015

Best Shower Caddy Review

The InterDesign Raphael Shower Caddy

This super shower caddy is both practical and nice looking. There are two racks built into the caddy; the bottom rack is ideal for holding loose items such as soap or as can be seen in the image a nail brush. The upper rack has plenty of room both in term of the depth of the tray and it’s width. This upper tray is where the bottles are stored and there is plenty of room to hold at least 4 good sized bottles of shampoo, conditioner or body wash. At the bottom there are a couple of hooks for holding razors and a couple of hooks for holding other items such as soap on a rope or shower sponges that have a rope attached. You could also lay a loofah across the two arms if you needed a convenient storage location for that too.

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Rust Resistant

Obviously you will be using your shower caddy in areas which are frequently wet. If you have a metal caddy, then the last thing you want is rust spots to form on it ruining the look of the caddy but also potentially staining the wall of the shower making it look unclean. The InterDesign Raphael Shower Caddy is rust resistant due to a Thermobond rust coating. This has the added attraction of making the shower caddy look almost new even after some time.

Method of Fixing To Your Shower

The InterDesign Raphael Shower Caddy is attached to your shower be hooking over the shower head. It is kept in place with a grip which is designed to be non-slip and is used to not only make the fitting of the shower caddy secure, but also to ensure that any side to side motion of the caddy is limited, thus preventing anything accidentally falling off one of the shelves and onto the floor.

The Advantages of the InterDesign Raphael Shower Caddy

Affordability. This shower caddy is very much within the reach of most purchasers. The price point is below $25 which makes this a real option for all families.

Design and Attractive Looks. This is an attractive looking shower caddy which would really show off most showers very effectively. You have a number of options of color including bronze, matt black, gold and satin. The picture to the right shows a satin version of this shower caddy.

Storage Capability. The tray areas are clearly designed to be able to hold as many items as you are likely to need when showering. Not only that but you will likely be able to keep the items stored in the caddy preventing them from being kept untidily on the side of your bathroom or perhaps even on the floor of your shower which would represent a trip hazard.

Summary

The InterDesign Raphael Shower Caddy is a super practical and attractive shower caddy for your shower. It is well made and will not rust despite spending considerable time in a wet environment. We really believe this is the best shower caddy you can buy in 2015.

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Best Bluetooth Shower Speaker 2015

Bluetooth Shower Speaker Review

Best Bluetooth Shower Speaker Review

Modern advancements are marvelous. It was not that long ago that we were heating water by the fire in order for the whole family to share the bath water. Now we are able to place the TaoTronics Bluetooth shower speaker on the wall of our shower and listen to great quality sound coming from the speaker which is in turn being transmitted from the staggering complicated mobile phone that we have left on the side away from the wet in case it gets damaged.

This Portable Wireless Shower Speaker has a suction cup on the back for attaching securely to the wall. Control of the device is simple and is undertaken by using combination of the five buttons on the front of the speaker casing.

Water Resistance

This Bluetooth shower speaker has been given an IPX4 rating. This means that it is not completely waterproof. It probably won’t work if completely submerged in water, or say for instance, dropped in the bath, but it can be safely used in areas where there is water splashing.

This means that for all practical purposes you need to place this Bluetooth shower speaker in a place close to the shower but not somewhere where there will be full contact with the shower stream. We suggest the best place is probably high on the wall to the side of the where the shower head is positioned so that the water flows adjacent to its position.

Connecting To Bluetooth

Bluetooth Shower Speaker 2In order to connect up your portable wireless shower speaker you simply press and hold the power button down. The device will scan for a local Bluetooth signal and connect when it encounters one. You will hear voice confirmation when it makes a connection.

Hands Free Voice Calling

The Bluetooth shower speaker also has the option of being used as a hands free calling device. Once connected to your phone the device will automatically interrupt your listening should you receive a call. The built in microphone allows you to use the device without any real intervention.

This hands free calling capability makes this portable wireless shower speaker useful for locations other than the shower. You could use the suction cup to attach the device to a car window for instance and use it for hands free calling in the car.

Bluetooth Shower Speaker 3Recharging

This Bluetooth shower speaker has a built in lithium-ion battery that needs to be recharged. Expected use is 6 hours between recharges, but for all practical purposes us  ed during your daily shower it probably should only need charging once a week.

The charger is not the conventional usb charger, reverting to the more traditional power rod that is inserted into a small hole in the side of the speaker casing hidden behind a soft rubber protector.

Summary

This Bluetooth shower speaker is affordable and convenient and is probably the best Bluetooth shower speaker on the market today. It is well worth trying it out. Why not head on over to Amazon to buy it?

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