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.

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Fix a compression faucet leak

Determine Which Handle is Leaking
If you don’t already know which handle is leaking you can easily determine that by alternately turning off the hot and cold water valves underneath the sink. If the link stops then you know the leak is in the associated handle. If you do not have individual shut off valves you need to service both handle assemblies. Continue reading Fix a compression faucet leak

Fix a ceramic disk faucet leak

Remove the Cap and Handle Housing
Before proceeding be certain the water to the faucet is shut off at the valve underneath the sink. Using a small knife or screwdriver, carefully pry of the trim cap off the top of the handle. Next, use a screwdriver or hex key to remove the screw so you can lift of the handle housing. You should now be able to remove the ceramic disk. Continue reading Fix a ceramic disk faucet leak

Fix a rotary ball faucet leak

Remove the Handle and Cap
Before proceeding be certain the water to the faucet is shut off at the valve underneath the sink. Using a small screwdrive remove the retaining screw in the base of the handle and lift the handle off. Next unscrew the cap, either by hand or using a pair of adjustable pliers with the ends wrapped in a heavy tape. Continue reading Fix a rotary ball faucet leak