How to Remove a Shower Head

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Learn how to remove a shower head for cleaning from a home improvement professional in this free how-to video.

Part of the Video Series: How to Clean a Shower Head
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The first thing you need to do when you lose power from your shower head is to carefully remove any structures that you may have that are preventing the removal of the shower. Remove a caddy if you have a caddy; let's get that out of the way. It's the first thing you need to do. Next, you may be able to unscrew it by hand if it was hand-tightened, but most of the time it's going to require an adjustable wrench such as this. All we are going to do is unscrew it from the pipe. Some of the pipes...you have to be careful because some of the pipes may be rusted. So be very, very careful that you do not create any more problems than what you need by breaking a pipe (this internal pipe, here). As you can see, this one is in pretty good condition, but still, what we want to do is hold on to this pipe while we are unscrewing this. Corroded pipes may break if the leak to the shower head is stronger than the pipe. There have been cases where people start to remove it, like I said, they'll wind up breaking it. So make sure you have a good plumber's telephone number just in case you do break that pipe. Okay, now I'm going to go ahead and remove the head. Actually I might want to remove this one...the gooseneck here. It makes it easier to get in there. And again, carefully remove this one also. Let me go ahead and use the other, just to be on the safe side, to hold this and keep it from moving. You can go ahead and turn it counter-clockwise until you loosen it. Then you can finish removing it by hand. And that's all it takes to remove it. There you go.

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