Throw Your Shower Head Away Immediately If You Notice This

We love them, we need them, and we'd smell horribly bad without them. Being able to shower every day is a privilege that not everyone has. Over half of America showers every day, according to The Pink Plumber, and if you're one of those people, now would be a good time to make sure your shower head is still in good condition. 

Showerheads are very much neglected when it comes to maintenance and upkeep, considering how easy it is to not think about them even though they are used on a daily basis. It may seem like a tedious thing to consider or something you may have never even thought about, but showerheads are not above being disposed of because the more they are used, the more they can become worn down. If you think it may be time to replace your showerhead, but you aren't exactly sure, don't freak out because there are things you can consider to figure it out. Here you can find what indicators to look for when it comes to throwing out your showerhead, and if you notice any, now would be a good time to do so.

What to look for

You may think that cleaning your showerhead is enough, and although in most cases it is, that's not always enough, especially after a certain amount of time goes by. According to Genie Bath Systems, you should get rid of your old showerhead twice a year, generally every six to eight months. There are a number of things to consider when you're trying to decide if it's time to throw out your showerhead, and one of the first things you may observe is a change in water pressure, according to The Pink Plumber. It's normal that over time your showerhead becomes worn down from constant usage, which is why your water pressure changes. If you notice this, you should definitely throw out your shower head.

Other warning signs to look for include build-up, bacteria, and visible black mold surrounding the showerhead, according to Genie Bath Systems. Build-up and black mold are more visible to see, but bacteria live all over your bathroom, and that definitely includes your showerhead. You'll thank yourself for doing this and wonder why you never did it before. Throw out your old showerhead, get a new one, and enjoy.