Over time, showerheads and shower mounts can accumulate mineral deposits, rust or sediment, which can make removing the shower head hard.

Most shower heads can be removed by twisting them counter-clockwise until the showerhead is loose. But over time, showerheads and shower mounts can accumulate mineral deposits, rust or sediment, which get trapped and harden inside the threads.

If you are unable to remove the shower head by hand, you can use pliers or adjustable wrench with the help of a piece of cloth. Cover the tool that you’re going to use with the cloth to protect fitting and place it on the connecting nut. Tighten it as needed to grip the connection. To unscrew and remove the old shower head turn it counterclockwise. NOTE: some showerheads and showerheads use plastic connections, if this is the case, be very gentle when using tools, as you may scratch or damage the plastic.

TIP: if you are using a metal wrench to remove the shower head, pull on the wrench to unscrew the shower head, if the connection doesn't move, have someone gently tap the wrench with a metal hammer (while you are pulling the wrench). The vibrations will travel down the wrench into the connection and can help dislodge the sediment build-up.

If you are unable to use tools, you can try soaking the showerhead in vinegar. To do so, take a plastic bag, fill it in with white vinegar. Fasten it over the shower head, making sure the connection is covered in vinegar. Wait for several hours or overnight, depending on the amount of accumulated minerals, then remove the plastic bag and do the process above.