What is that white substance that builds up on my shower head and what can I do about it? - Frequently Asked Plumbing Questions, Answered by The Plumbing Expert.

Frequently Asked Questions


 

What is that white substance that builds up on my shower head and what can I do about it?

09 Jan, 2020 | Return|

The white substance is actually mineral deposits. To remove the mineral deposits from the shower head, pour a cup of vinegar into a plastic bag and then place the bag over the shower head fixture and leave it in place overnight. The next day, remove the bag and use an old toothbrush to scrub off the deposits.

Related

What is hard water?

Hard water is the most common problem found in the average home. Hard water is water that contains d...

Read More >

I have a clogged toilet, what should I do?

The household plunger is frequently the first defense mechanism used to unclog a toilet. Before usin...

Read More >

Will tankless water heaters give me instant hot water results?

Tankless water heaters will supply 'endless' hot water and can offer 'instant' hot w...

Read More >

I am getting no hot water from my electric water heater.

The high temperature cutoff may have been tripped, and may need to be reset. Otherwise it’s ge...

Read More >

Can bacteria really be growing in my present household water system?

Yes. Iron and sulfur bacteria can enter your household plumbing from a well. Once introduced, this b...

Read More >

I am not getting enough hot water from my electric water heater.

The temperature control may be set too low. Otherwise it’s generally a faulty heating element ...

Read More >