Cleaning shower heads is one of those jobs that often just stays on the “do it later” list but it’s important not to ignore it.
Regular cleaning is essential and thankfully the way that Hansgrohe puts its shower heads together makes this really simple, unlike some other brands that might need a lot of effort.
Actually, with Hansgrohe Quick Clean technology, it’s ridiculously easy to remove limescale from the shower head:
You just rub your thumb across the flexible silicone nubs and hey presto – super clean!
If you did not have this easy insight into cleaning, you might be tempted to go for a traditional option like removing the shower head and soaking it for an hour or so in a white wine vinegar and baking soda solution.
Some “recipes” say to fit a small bag around the shower head to contain the solution and then leave it overnight.
Of course, these drastic remedies are sometimes needed to effectively clean lower quality shower heads than the well-respected Hansgrohe range. And for some types, it might be necessary to clean, descale and disinfect every three months or so.
Hansgrohe prides itself on taking care of its customers beyond just designing the highest quality products. Its advice on cleaning its shower heads is very clear and cautions that robust cleaning methods and aggressive cleaning agents may not just damage surfaces, but also affect the inner workings of the product.
Generally, if cleaning materials are needed for some reason, only use those specified by Hansgrohe and avoid those that contain hydrochloric acid, formic acid, chlorine bleaching lye or acetic acid, as they cause considerable damage.
Shower heads with Hansgrohe quality do not respond well to cleaning materials or appliances with an abrasive effect, such as unsuitable cleaning powders, sponge pads or micro fibre cloths. The company says these are unnecessary, as the shower head range is designed to be easily wiped clean.
Also, if you do insist on using spray cleaners, spray the cleaning solution onto a soft cloth or sponge, never directly onto the Hansgrohe products, as the atomised spray could enter openings and gaps in the product and cause damage.
And after cleaning, rinse thoroughly with clean water to remove any cleaner residues.
In commercial settings, Hansgrohe strongly advise against the use of steam cleaners as the high temperatures can damage the products.
Hansgrohe’s global reputation for highest quality is built on great design, superb manufacturing and attention to detail. This means it has focused on making shower heads, like all of its extensive range, easy to clean and simple to maintain.