It’s Tuesday, so time for another cleaning tip. Today we’ll look at an easy way to remove hard water build-up on your faucets. Despite having a water softener, we get some unsightly build-up. Luckily, there is an extremely easy way to remove it.
Here’s What You’ll Need:
- Paper Towels
Before starting this process in full, it is recommended that you test a small (unseen) area to make sure the vinegar doesn’t cause any harm/color change to your finish. Also, if you have granite counter-tops, do not let the vinegar touch the granite, as vinegar can etch granite surfaces due to its acidic nature.
Start by pouring some vinegar into a bowl. Add several paper towels- one paper towel for each area you need to work on. The paper towels should be thoroughly soaked with vinegar, so add more if needed.
Apply the vinegar-soaked paper towels to the build-up areas. Leave it there for one hour.
Once the hour is up, you can remove the paper towels and use them to gently rub off any remaining build- up (it should come off very easily). If you have any seams, like I do, use a toothpick and scrape out the gunk (again, the vinegar seems to break down the build-up, so it’s very easy to remove). You can see everything I got out in the picture below (obviously before I wiped off the gunkiness… new word).
That’s all there is too it. Love a good before and after? Here you go:
How crazy is that?!
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