Why does my showerhead drip after I turn it off?

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Showerheads are susceptible to a build-up of mineral and lime deposits that can potentially block the small holes that populate the component.

This can cause a showerhead to drip once the water supply has been switched off, before stopping eventually. Essentially, the accumulation of limescale and other minerals render the shower head unable to quickly drain, so they hold onto water.

Take a close look at the holes on the showerhead, and clean away any grime or other deposits that could be clogging them. Our guide on how to clean a shower head explains the best cleaning methods to get your showerhead back to tip-top working condition.