The Vicarage shower head has been misbehaving for months.
On Tuesday, I decided that enough was enough. Instead of the power shower experience, I have to daily put up with water trickling through the shower head. All thanks to limescale.
I am so used to soft water that I don’t think I will ever get used to hard water. I know that my complaint is trivial when so many people throughout the world have to walk for miles for water.
I confess that mine is a first world problem but it is still a problem. My skin suffers greatly and I struggle to drink filtered water. It tastes bitter.
Anyway back to the Vicarage shower head….. we do have a regular cleaner but obviously descaling shower heads is not in her job description.
Not very long ago, a temp cleaner recommended a limescale product called Viakal. I even got her to buy me a bottle. I paid her of course!
I sprayed Viakal on the shower head and left it for about 15 minutes. I would have preferred to have left it soaking for longer but was afraid that part of the shower head would dissolve!!!!
Anyway, I rinsed off after 15 minutes. The shower head was looking clean and free from limescale but the water was still trickling down. I didn’t want to tired myself so I decided to leave it.
In the evening, I used a blunt pin from my craft box and started poking through each and every hole in the shower head. Every time I poked, a white crusty substance would shoot out!!! I know it sounds gross, sorry!!!
Needless to say that since yesterday evening, the shower head is working like brand new.