Are you wondering about the source of the limescale on your faucets and other stainless steel surfaces around the sink? It’s a result of hard water that contains high amounts of minerals dissolved in it – calcium deposits build up over time. When you don’t deal with it in a timely manner, it can give your kitchen or bathroom a nasty look, and even cause damage to your fixtures.
Luckily, there are effective ways to tackle this issue. A great option is hiring one of the reliable companies in Palm Beach that provide excellent cleaning services. But, you can also check the following tips and make your faucets sparkle in no time. Read on to find out how.
How do you remove calcium deposits from faucets?
Removing the stubborn white buildup isn’t as complicated as it might seem. With the right tools, your faucets will be as good as new. Here’s what you need to do.
Gather tools and supplies
Great news is that you don’t have to go shopping since the things you need are the usual household items that you probably already have in your home. The one magical ingredient that you can use to tackle almost anything from glass stains to heavy buildups, is white vinegar. The entire list goes as follows:
- White vinegar
- Rubber bands
- Paper towels
- Soft cloth
Get to work
Before you start dealing with the outside of the faucet, you should remove the aerator (the faucet head tip). This is vital, as it’s the part where calcium builds up on the inside. To get a better grip of the aerator, you can put on rubber gloves and twist it to the left (counterclockwise) until it’s completely off. Then soak the piece in a bowl of undiluted vinegar and let it sit for one hour.
Once your aerator is in the bowl, you’ll need the paper towels. Soak a couple of towels in vinegar and wrap them around the affected areas on the faucet. Use rubber bands to secure the towels and let them sit for one hour.
After one hour has passed, you can use the sponge to scrub off the buildup from both the aerator and the faucet. Rinse the aerator under running water before you reattach it to the faucet, and wipe it down with a clean sponge. Dry it with a clean soft cloth.
How do you make stainless steel faucets shine?
Once your faucet is free of calcium buildup, you can add a few extra steps to really make it shine. An efficient and safe way to do this is by using some baby oil and a soft cloth. Simply add a couple of drops onto the cloth and work your way around the faucet until you cover the whole surface with a fine layer of oil. Not only will this give a bright shine to the stainless steel finish, but it will also prevent future staining.
Feel free to apply this to your stainless steel sink, as well as to any other stainless steel appliance around your home.
What companies in Palm Beach offer reliable cleaning services?
If your wooden shelves need a proper upkeep, or you need to tackle light fixtures around your home, it’s time that you call Yorleny’s Cleaning Service. Our staff is highly professional, bonded, and insured, and provides excellent performance. Therefore, we boast a large number of satisfied clients.
Use your precious free time to spend with your loved ones and have an amusing day at the Whitehall. For that time, we’ll make sure you come back to a sparkling clean home. Give us a call today and find out why we are your best choice!