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The Best Rain Shower Heads (Reviewed)

Is there anything more relaxing than the sound and feel of a nice rain storm? Being originally from the Seattle area, this is one of the biggest aspects of my hometown that I miss. Even the most stressful day can end on a high note with a nice relaxing rain shower. I decided to take a closer look at some of my favorite rain shower heads.

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Number of Reviews: 400+

Average Review: 4.4/5

My rating: 5/5

My Review: I’m starting this list off with a bang by focusing on my absolute favorite rainfall showerhead. This shower head made my personal list of top 5 shower heads, and it’s no mystery as to why. The feeling of rainfall from this showerhead is amazing, and the showerhead is very cloud-like by including 100 different nozzles. Also included is an adjustable extension arm which helps in raising or lowering the showerhead to your ideal height. Where as other showerheads have a higher number of nozzles that may quickly leave you without hot water, this showerhead seems to find the sweet spot in just the right amount of water usage. It’s also quite affordable, making it an attractive option no matter your budget.

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Number of Reviews: 600+

Average Review: 4.3/5

My rating: 4.2/5

Comments: If you’re on a tight budget, this is a good alternative to some of the fancier and more expensive showerheads. At 8 inches, it’s smaller than some of the larger rainfall shower heads, but still offers a large amount of individual nozzles, is super easy to install, and really adds some style to your overall bathroom. Even the most frugal shopper will be able to experience a nice rain shower.

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Number of Reviews: 100+

Average Review:4.7/5

My rating: 4.5/5

Comments: This might be the largest shower head that I’ve seen. At 16 inches, it includes over 300(!) individual nozzles. This is clearly a luxury showerhead, and should be looked at if you’re a serious shower fanatic. That said, with that much water comes a high water flow rate. The result? You may be looking at a higher water bill and quicker showers due to using your hot water at a quicker pace. With such a luxurious showerhead also comes a higher price tag. Is it worth it? Yes, but keep these other factors in mind.

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Number of Reviews: 80+

Average Review: 3.9/5

My rating: 4.2/5

Comments: This showerhead is a little pricey than the others, but a pretty damn cool showerhead. In addition to offering a large square surface with nearly 200 shower nozzles, this also offers LED lights built into the head that correspond with the temperature of the water. If the water is cool, the lights turn blue, if the water is hot, the lights turn red. How cool is that? This showerhead offers the perfect combination of comfort and style that will appeal to everyone in the household. Good, but a little costly.

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Number of Reviews: 60+

Average Review: 4.0/5

My rating: 4.0/5

Comments: This showerhead is an absolute jack of all trades. It’s more of a traditional showerhead with several different settings, but includes a rain spray that is quite relaxing. Also included is a second handheld showerhead which allows you to take a quick pause and shower as normal if needed. It’s not the coolest, the largest, or the cheapest, but its still a good value for the money.

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General Bathroom Cleaning Tips

General Bathroom Cleaning Tips

Despite being one of the most used rooms, the bathroom is often the least cleaned room in the house. Bathtubs, showers, toilers and other surfaces in the bathroom require time to clean. Here are a few bathroom cleaning tips that you should know:

Remove all items from your bathroom before cleaning

To ensure efficient and fast cleaning, it is important that do this for the whole bathroom instead . Make sure that you remove all your products from the bathtub and/or shower. Toss all rugs and towels outside the room. Also take out all of the items from the counter and put them outside the room.

Dust and sweep

Grab your long-handle duster to remove dust and cobwebs in vents, on light fixtures, or corners. If you can’t reach the cobwebs, use a stepladder to get up there. When you are done, vacuum or sweep the floors to pick up dirt that may have accumulated on the floor

Apply a cleaner to your bathtub and shower

If you clean regularly, apply an all-purpose or an acid-based cleaner if the build-up in your shower is a serious one. Don’t forget to clean the shower door and the shower track if applicable.

Ensure other surfaces are clean

Spray an all-purpose cleaner on piece of cloth or sponge and wipe down windowsills, towel racks, baseboards, shelves and blinds. These can be easily forgotten, and are also important aspects of your bathroom. Do this in sections, from the left to right, and top to bottom.

Zero in on the bathtub and shower

While your cleaner will be a huge asset in cleaning the bathroom and shower, don’t be afraid to put a little extra force when scrubbing these parts of your bathroom.

Finish the bathtub and shower

Wipe all items with water that you had previously removed outside before placing them back in the bathroom. Close the shower curtain or spray the glass door on the shower door to give it a sparkling finish.

Scrub the vanity area

Clean countertops, faucets and sink with an all-purpose cleaner. If you have a build-up in a soap dish or sink, wipe them clean using a scrubby sponge. Dampen a cloth with water and use it to use it to clean the cabinet doors.

Now move to the toilet

If you clean the inside of the toilet on a regular basis, the all-purpose cleaner should be able to do the job for you. Sprinkle or spray a toilet-specific cleaner in the toilet bowl, scrub it and flush. Spray the outside of the bowl with an all-purpose cleaner and wipe with a clean cloth.

Mop the floor

Mix water with a cleaning detergent in a bucket and use a rug to clean the floor of the bathroom. Don’t forget to replace the trashcan once the floor has dried.

Selecting The Right Showerhead – What Should You Be Looking For?

Selecting The Right Showerhead – What Should You Be Looking For?

Choosing the right showerhead can be a daunting task considering the huge variety of shower heads to choose from. You need to take a closer at the different models to make sure that you are choosing a shower head that meets your need.

In this post, we will provide you with a few pointers that you need to look out for when selecting a shower head:

Are you looking for a handheld showerhead?

The versatility of handheld showers cannot be questioned. They have been designed with the ability to function like the traditional fixed shower head when placed in the bracket, and can also be removed to focus the spray on certain parts of the body. Several that I have reviewed in the past even come with dual showerheads!

Many people find handheld shower heads with long hoses handy when it comes to cleaning the shower enclosure and washing pets. But fixed shower heads generally do better in reviews when compared to handheld showerheads, and they are also a lot cheaper. On the other hand though, my favorite showerhead is a handheld showerhead. So it can go either way. =)

What spray pattern do you like?

Some people prefer a firm, invigorating spray whereas others prefer gentle trickle of a shower rain. Some people prefer a traditional spray with wide coverage whereas others like a pulsing massage jet. Regardless of the shower style you like, you need to look for a shower head that will do a good job on that spray setting.

If you will be using the bathroom alone, then you don’t really need to worry about the additional settings-most tend to pick one spray pattern and stick to it. On the other hand, if you will be sharing a bathroom with someone who would prefer a different spray pattern, then you should choose a showerhead that will be suitable for both of you. Take a close look at just how many spray functions are advertised with a particular showerhead.

How tall are you?

Your height can be a determinant on the type of showerhead you choose. This is because some showerheads pose problems for people who are either very short or very tall. If you’re very tall, consider a handheld showerhead. If you’re very short, consider one with an extender arm.

Added features

Finally, consider some of the added features that may come with a showerhead. Did you know some showerheads have LED lights? Others stick to a single rain like setting that is amazing and is the type you’d typically find in a fancy 5 star hotel. Don’t be afraid to go for a little something outside the box. It can make your morning shower a lot more enjoyable!

How to Prolong the Life of Your Showerhead

How to Prolong the Life of Your Showerhead

A showerhead is the main component of your shower. After finding the correct shower pattern and flow rate, you will want to make that shower head lasts as many years as possible. It all depends on how you clean the showerhead.

Water from nearly all geographical locations contains minerals to some extent. Hard water is known to contain more minerals than soft water; therefore, it can cause more damage to your shower head. The damage occurs when the minerals deposit around the nozzles of your shower head.

Cleaning your shower head

You can effectively clean the mineral deposits in your shower head by simply soaking it in a vinegar solution regularly. Remove the shower head from the hose pipe, fill an open container with vinegar and place the shower head in the solution to soak overnight. The vinegar will react with mineral deposits and dissolve them. You can use a toothbrush to brush away stubborn mineral deposits. This method should leave you with a sparkling clean shower head and is highly recommended.

Quality of the showerhead

This is a very important factor as it plays a key role in the longevity of your showerhead. A good quality shower head will often last longer and may actually give you value for your money in the long run even though the initial cost may be high. Therefore, you can prolong the life of your shower head by simply spending a little more on a high-quality shower.

Material used to make the showerhead

The material that has been used to make a shower head can also have an impact on its longevity. Chrome, for instance, is less likely to corrode when compared to stainless steel. Many people also tend to prefer plastic showerheads over more traditional metal. While it’s true that plastic is less likely to corrode, it may become brittle as time goes by.

Consider using a water softener

As mentioned above, hard water tends to cause quicker damage to your showerhead than soft water. Not only that, but it can also quickly lead to a dirty bath tub, a stained humidifier, and much more. Consider the long-term investment of of a water softener. It has many uses and that includes the longevity of your showerhead!

How To Clean A Showerhead

How to Clean a Showerhead

If your shower is not working with the force it had when it was new, it may be time to clean the shower head. The reduction in pressure is usually due to the buildup of mineral deposits. You need to remove these deposits for the water to flow freely.

Instead of installing a new showerhead or using harsh chemicals, we have covered a few techniques for you to easily clean your shower head with items you probably have in your house. While all of them involve the use of vinegar, there are a few different ways we can go about putting this vinegar to work for us.

But before we start discussing the necessary steps for cleaning your shower head, you need to determine whether to remove it from the hose it is connected to or not. If you prefer not to remove the showerhead, there is another method that we will discuss as the last option.

Cold soak technique

This technique does not require heat. You only need vinegar and a container. Fill the container with vinegar, place the showerhead in the vinegar and leave it for 24 hours. You should have a clean shower head after a rinse.

Simmering technique

After removing the shower head safely, fill a pot with vinegar enough to submerge the shower head and place it on a heat source. Dismantle the shower head and place the parts in the vinegar. Heat the vinegar to a simmer, but don’t allow it to boil.

Give the shower head enough time to sit in the vinegar to disintegrate the mineral deposits. Then remove the shower head from the vinegar and rinse it thoroughly. Use a toothbrush to brush off mineral deposits. Reassemble and reattach it then turn the shower on to see if it’s working properly.

Warm soak technique

This technique is pretty simple and straightforward. Simply warm vinegar in a pot and remove it from the stove. Take your shower head and place it in the warm vinegar for one or two hours. If the mineral deposits don’t come off, you can leave it in the vinegar for a longer period. Again, use a toothbrush to brush away mineral deposits. When you are satisfied, reassemble the showerhead, reinstall it and turn on the shower to ensure that everything is working perfectly

Cold soak variation

If you prefer not to remove the shower head, then try this technique. You will need a durable shower cap or sandwich bag and a rubber band.

Fill the bag with vinegar and place it around the shower head. Tie the bag around the neck and give the shower head some time to soak. Carefully remove the bag and brush off the buildup. Turn on the shower to confirm if it works properly.

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