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How to clean mineral deposits on a faucet

Clean mineral deposits on a faucet with these easy steps. Over time crusty white mineral deposits will build up on bathroom and kitchen faucets and around sink drains. But don’t worry, there’s no need to replace your faucet. These unsightly mineral deposits can be easily removed  with just a little work. When you are done  your faucet and drain will look like new.

What you’ll need to clean mineral deposits on a faucet

  • White Vinegar
  • A clean rag or paper towels
  • Dishwashing liquid
  • An old toothbrush

 How to clean mineral deposits on a faucet

  1. Soak your clean rag or paper towels liberally in white vinegar and wrap them around the faucet and place them firmly on the sink drain, or anywhere else that the mineral deposits have built up.
  2. Allow the rags to sits overnight or for several hours if your doing this during the day.
  3. After the mineral deposits have soaked, create a mixture of warm water and dishwashing liquid.
  4. With your old toothbrush scrub the faucet and drain to remove any mineral deposits. Be sure not to use a brush that is too stiff or that otherwise might damage the surface of your sink or counter.
Tip: If you still have not removed all of the mineral deposits, simply repeat the above steps to get rid of any remaining build up of mineral deposits. Repeated cleanings may be necessary, but don’t worry, all of your hard work will pay off with a clean sink.
Another tip: If the buildup is extremely severe you can try using a commercial lime remover available at hardware or home supply stores. Use caution and carefully read the directions for these products as they may irritate the skin or lungs. Be sure to wear protective gloves when using these products.

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