So that bright shiny faucet now has water spots! We recently moved in to a new home and love the new polished nickel faucets. We found that hard water can be a big challenge. Arizona has minerals in the water that adhere to the almost everything water touches. After a period of time, hard water deposits will corrode fixtures, possibly causing leaks. We recommend keeping faucets and fixtures looking nice! There is no need to purchase special cleaning products because regular white vinegar will usually do the job. Please do not use some of the lime and iron remover products. Those are extremely damaging and will remove the finish.
Kitchen and bathroom faucets will have the most hard water deposits. That new faucet can look old very quickly because everyday cleaning doesn’t remove the sediment buildup. Use a little vinegar to help loosen the buildup before scrubbing.
After a period of time you might notice the stream of water from your faucets isn't what it used to be. Sometime the sprayer nozzle has an erratic spray. It is most likely the aerator is clogged with sediment. Not many people know that it needs to be cleaned regularly. We will show you how below:
Cleaning water spots on other fixtures will entail different material for each. All of these can be scratched with abrasive scrubbing.
We found the best mixture for toilets, sinks, tubs and showers is vinegar or a mixture of vinegar and Borax. Again, using with one of those Costco sponges so not to scratch the finish.
So how do you prevent hard water deposits on your fixtures? Start with a water softener system. These will add years to your appliances and fixtures.
By now, you’ve probably heard from your neighbors, friends, and family that kitchen remodels are one of the best home remodeling projects because of their high return-on-investment. In this article, we’ll walk through some of the ways you can limit your project’s scope and costs while still getting the most possible value out of your new kitchen.