Different Types of Faucet Cleaning


Sink faucets usually becomes dirtier than the sink basins. They are more difficult to clean because of their eccentric structures. Some faucets that have been cleaned may still appear dirty, and as a result, still give the impression of a dirty faucet. Brushing or wiping a faucet in order to make it appear more beautiful and shiny is not a proper cleaning. Proper cleaning comes when the faucet, both inside and outside, is clean. These simple steps will help you clean your faucet.

The Simple Steps
Determine the specific type of finish your faucet requires. Different faucets have different types of finishes and these finishes require unique chemicals to clean them.

Get a small container or bowl and put a half litre of water into it then mix it with 1 to 2 tablespoons of dishwashing liquid.

Get a sponge and soak it into the solution you made. Then wipe the faucet using the sponge. Make sure to rub all the parts of the faucet.

Pour some baking soda on the bristles of an old toothbrush.  Brush the faucet, especially those areas which are slimy and dirty. You can also put a little amount of water on the brush.

Use a string or a dental floss to remove accumulated dirt on the tiny spaces or cracks of your faucet.

Rinse the faucet with water.

Use a clean fibre cloth to wipe the faucet.

Special Case: Nickel or Chrome Faucets
Fill a spray bottle with vinegar.

Spray the vinegar on the faucet.

Let it sit there for 5-10 minutes.

Wipe the faucet with a washcloth.

Special Case: Copper or Steel Faucet
Fill a spray bottle with diet coke.

Spray the coke into the faucet and let it sit there for 5-10 minutes. The coke contains acid that can dissolve dirt.

Rinse the faucet with clean water then rub it using a damp washcloth.

Dry the faucet with fibre cloth.

Special Case: Bronze or Brass Faucet
Combine these things in a small bowl or container: 15 ml of vinegar, 1 tablespoon of all-purpose flour, and 1 tablespoon of salt.

Damp a wash cloth then partly soak it into the solution you made.

Carefully and gently rub the faucet with the damp wash cloth. Be sure your rubbing is gentle or else the brass or bronze will be damaged.

Dry the faucet using a fibre cloth.

Additional Tips
You should also clean the faucet screen or filter. This is the part that usually has accumulated dirt and debris due to water minerals.

Wipe the faucet using a mild glass cleaner in order to give it more shiny, beautiful, and clean appearance.

Use the soft part of a sponge when rubbing the finish to prevent damage.

Faucets are also part of our daily lives. This is where we wash things, and of course, where we wash our hands. You can’t have clean things and hands without a clean faucet first. Following the above guidelines will surely help you accomplish that.

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