The correct way to clean hand and overhead showers: Remove limescale, avoid damageKeeping up with cleaning shower heads, even in large overhead showers: It’s not rocket science. But the high-quality surface finish or even the inner workings of the product could be damaged with the wrong substances and methods. In the worst-case scenario, it will reduce functionality.
Your customers should do the following to prevent this from happening:
- Always use a soft, clean cloth. Never use abrasive materials such as sponge scourers or microfibre cloths;
- Do not use a steam cleaner, as high temperatures could damage the showers;
- Only use gentle cleaners, for example citric acid-based products;
- Never use any cleaning agents containing hydrochloric acid, formic acid, chlorine bleach or acetic acid – they’re far too aggressive. Even cleaners containing phosphoric acid can only be used to a limited extent.
- Never mix cleaning products;
- Never spray cleaning agents directly onto showers – spray mist can get into the shower and cause damage. Instead, spray cleaning agents onto a soft cloth and use this to wipe the surface;
- Then thoroughly rinse and flush out the showers with clean water.