The Right Way to Clean a Bathroom Faucet — www.armati.biz
There’s nothing that I find more frustrating to clean than the bathroom faucet; all the weird angles, nooks, and crannies are hard to get to for cleaning. Not to mention the hard water build up that leaves my faucet looking anything but shiny. Here are a few tips to help make this chore easier to finish:
Take daily measures to prevent having to clean your bathroom faucet so frequently. Simple things like wiping around the faucet with a damp cloth will keep it looking fresh and will hinder dirt and grim from building up.
Get the Right Tools
Get yourself armed with the right tools. I’ve found that the simplest and most effective tool for cleaning around the bathroom faucet is actually a toothbrush. The small head and bristles are great for knocking dirt and grime loose. I use an old toothbrush myself, but you can always get a fresh one that’s meant solely for the job.
Use a Spray Cleaner
Any type of cleaner, though a natural solution of vinegar works just fine, is best applied with a sprayer. A spray cleaner will get in to those tough to reach places around the faucet to break down dirt, left over toothpaste, and soap scum. After you’ve let it sit for a while you can go in with the toothbrush to scrub it all away.
Beat the Buildup
Buildup around the faucet spout is a real pain and can cause an uneven flow. To beat the buildup, just scrub around the spout with a toothbrush dipped in vinegar. If the blockage is really tough, you may have to take extreme measures. Fill a sandwich bag with vinegar and rubber band it around the faucet so the spout is submerged. You can leave this solution on for a few hours but no longer than overnight.
Buff and Polish
If you want to keep your faucet looking shiny and new, invest in some stainless steel or brass polish. When buffing and polishing you can place the polish directly onto the faucet and buff it out with a clean rag. I like to do this right before company comes.