I know what you’re thinking: what is Nancy doing this Friday night? If you guessed cleaning my shower head and watching DVR’ed episodes of Millionaire Matchmaker, good guess and please stop stalking me. But, yes, I’d noticed that I wasn’t getting great water pressure from my shower, and rather than toss my old shower head into the trash I decided to follow these instructions and soak it in vinegar overnight to remove the built-up mineral deposits that are probably clogging it up.
The nice thing about this solution is that it doesn’t require any actual skill, and there’s little downside, since pouring vinegar down your drain is a good way to keep it clean. (I also recommend a plumbing snake which should be used regularly to keep things flowing. Anything to avoid noxious Drano-type products or an expensive call to a plumber.)
I’ll let you know how it works out.