Cleaning And Maintenance of a Shower
An electric shower is a vital component to complete the look of your luxurious bathroom. It provides you the convenience to enjoy the warm water in your shower at any time you want. If you want to enjoy the benefits of your shower for a long time, you need to put a little but consistent effort. This effort will require you to keep a regular check on the working of your electric shower and try to figure out if there is some problem in its functioning.
This point also needs to be considered that a dirty shower is not good for your health. Although you aim to clean your body at your shower yet that place is not clean for sure. The moistness of your shower is a birth and breeding place for bacteria and mold. You will definitely not want to shower under the sprinkles of bacteria!
Some common problems of an electric shower
Every electric shower is built in such a way to work for a long time. But, with the passage of time, some common problems start appearing that cause a hindrance in the proper functioning of an electric shower. As these problems are common, therefore, they are easy to be fixed if addressed properly and on time.
- If your electric shower doesn’t work after you turn on the switch, it might be a signal of an issue with the circuit breaker. Check the power supply. Give a look at the circuit breaker and check if it has turned off.
- If your electric shower stops working during the shower, there can be some blockage in the showerhead due to limescale built. It needs to be cleaned.
- If you are facing the low pressure of your electric shower, you should check the water filter. It might have been clogged in the long run. After cleaning, the problem would be resolved.
- If the cold water is leaking, check the stabilizer. It might have gone faulty. It needs to be fixed.
If your showerhead is not giving the proper spray, then you need to clean the nozzles which might have blocked due to limescale, dust particles, or minerals. The rubber nozzles which are most commonly found in electric showerheads are easy to clean. You can just rub the nozzles on your palm to remove the build-ups. You can also use a toothbrush or a toothpick. If in the hard water areas, the flow rate and pressure of water become very low due to excess of limescale present in the water. An electric shower with anti-limescale technology should be used in hard water areas. Softeners and descalers will also be helpful.
How to clean the electric shower?
The electric appliances that use water often become dysfunctional if they do not get cleaned for a long time. These appliances need proper cleaning and maintenance to perform properly. If you find your electric shower to be less efficient at its works and you know that you haven’t cleaned it for a long time, it’s the time to do some thorough cleaning.
- If your showerhead is not giving the proper spray, then you need to clean the nozzles which might have blocked due to limescale, dust particles, or minerals. The rubber nozzles which are most commonly found in electric showerheads are easy to clean. You can just rub the nozzles on your palm to remove the build-ups. You can also use a toothbrush or a toothpick.
- If the build-ups are thickened and hard, you should soak the showerhead into vinegar. Adding baking soda to vinegar can give even better results. But never use bleach to clean your shower head, as it actually leads to more bacterial buildup.
- The showerheads of some electric showers contain a filter screen that can also be blocked due to deposits if not checked properly. The filter screen lies somewhere near the pump therefore, cleaning a filter screen is a bit difficult. You can use a small brush to clean it. Avoid using a hard-bristled brush that could damage the finishing of your showerhead.
- The cleaning of the showerhead with vinegar and baking soda will also kill the germs, bacteria, and mold growing and breeding inside the shower.
- The shower hose can also get blocked due to limescale and dirt. Use the same vinegar and baking soda mixture to clean the shower hose by soaking the hose in the mixture for several hours.
Maintenance of an electric shower
After doing the thorough cleaning of your shower, you need to maintain it to avoid any tension in the future. For this maintenance, you need to do a thorough cleaning at least once a month. In this way, the dirt, limescale, and bacteria will get less chance to get deposited on the filter screen and in the nozzles of the showerhead. Keep your shower area clean and dry.
Have a safe cleaning and enjoy your healthy and fresh shower everyday..!!