A clogged Grohe shower head requires a certain type of cleaning in order to restore the water flow to proper levels. Fortunately, this cleaning is very simple and requires few special tools. The manufacturer recommends cleaning the head using a few simple steps.
However, if your faucet continues to clog, you can take additional steps to help loosen and remove sediment and mineral deposits. This eliminates clogs and allows the shower to deliver more water.
Step 1: Remove the shower head
Remove the shower head from the shower pipe by unscrewing the nut at the base of the shower with a wrench. Turn the nut counterclockwise to loosen it, while holding the shower head steady with your free hand.
Step 2: Remove sediments
Run your fingers around the surface of the clogged shower head to free up and remove sediments and collected mineral particles. Continue to rub away the built up sediments by hand until all the sediment is removed. Rinse away the sediments in fresh, clean water.
Step 3: Attach shower head and test
Attach the shower head and tighten the nut with your wrench. Test the shower by turning it on. If the flow is not sufficient, remove the shower head again.
Step 4: Soak in sediment dissolving cleaner
Soak the shower head in a sediment dissolving cleaner overnight. In the morning, rinse off the shower head, attach it to the shower pipe and tighten the connector. A good cleaner to use is CLR, which stands for calcium, lime and rust because it removes sediments like this from shower heads and other appliances.
Continue to clean your Grohe shower head in this manner until the shower head is no longer clogged.
Use a bristle brush or a soft cloth to wipe away tough sediments if necessary.
Most Grohe shower heads clean fairly easily due to their design. However, very old Grohe shower heads may have heavy sediment deposits. Fixing a clogged Grohe shower head like this takes time and additional cleaning.
Consider a replacement if you find it difficult to unclog the shower head and achieve results through cleaning.