3 Ways to Clean Kitchen Faucet

A big mess and hard task for most of the people is that of cleaning the stuff but if you want your stuff looks good then a little sacrifice should be done.

Kitchen Faucet
Kitchen Faucet

Everybody wants a clean and shiny faucet for that you should do a routine cleaning or at least a few times a month.

So, in this article, I will be giving you 3 methods that you can use to clean your kitchen faucets. Let’s begin.

Method 1

Routine Cleaning

Now in this mixture a regularly used washrag is to be soaked then move it across the surface in a gentle circular motion. Thoroughly wash its handle, base and the neck of faucet.

Now the bristles of an old toothbrush have to be covered with the baking soda and adding few drops of water for creating its paste.  Move the toothbrush over the surface in a gentle manner in back-and-forth motion till all the grim gets removed from the surface.

Cut a piece of floss max of 12 inches then keep the string between the cracks on faucet’s surface. In up-and-down motion move it just like you do when you floss your teeth.

Kitchen Faucet
Routine Cleaning

Now with cold water rinse the surface also wet a clean cloth and over the surface move it in order to clear the soap mixture, gunk and grime that was left during the floss cleaning. Repeat the process until the surface gets fully clean of dirt.

Using a microfiber cloth dry the surface of the faucet.  Do it in a back-and-forth motion over the entire surface. Repeat the process until its surface gets dry fully.

Method 2

Removal of Calcium Buildup

Wearing rubber gloves are recommended in order to ensure the protection of your skin from the chemicals and irritants that many calcium removers contain.

Before you start the cleaning process ensure that they are dirt free. The selected gloves should be large enough to cover of your forearm to protect you in case if the cleaner splashes. If you are using vinegar then this step could be skipped but in case of calcium remover it is compulsory.

Pour the dilute calcium remover in the water and mix it with water in a bowl or old plastic container could also be used. 1 to 2 tablespoons of every individual ingredient would be enough.

Kitchen Faucet
Removal of Calcium Buildup

If calcium buildup is not available in enough amounts then undiluted white vinegar could also be used as alternative of dilute calcium remover and water.

This may take a bit longer time for about 24 hours but it’s worth it and safe for most faucet finishes.

If you are having faucet made of iron or nickel then ignores the vinegar or calcium remover as these cleaners could lead to the removal of the finish along with the gunk you’re cleaning.

An old toothbrush or magic eraser should be used for the Scrubbing. Move it in back-and-forth motion gently. You can rinse the toothbrush if it gets too gunky. Repeat it until the buildup is removed completely.

Now with a microfiber cloth dry the faucet and in circular or back-and-forth direction move in a gentle manner. Continue the process until it gets dry completely.

Method 3

Removal of Calcium from the Faucet

With a clean dish towel dry the faucet. A wet surface could result in diluting the vinegar that could lead to incomplete cleaning. Now move it over the full base of the faucet.

With undiluted white vinegar fill a small bowl and soak an old cloth piece until it gets saturated.

Kitchen Faucet
Removal of Calcium

Focus on the affected areas when moving cloth and cover these areas completely.  Ensure that it is having a complete contact with the surface. At least for an hour leave the cloth at the place.

Now the faucet has to be scrubbed through the textured side of the sponge. Do it in a back-and-forth motion but be gentle with it as it can scratch the finish during the process it should be seen that deposits start to come off.

The process should be repeated for stubborn buildups but make sure to Cover only the areas where the calcium is left.

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