How to Clean Kitchen Faucet – Basic and Deep Cleaning Process

How to Clean Kitchen Faucet

Everyone thinks cleaning a kitchen faucet is a pain. I say “No” if you know the proper way to clean it. Don’t get amazed, there are also rules and specific ways of cleaning a kitchen faucet.

If you know the proper way to clean it, you will get is as an easy task. Plus, it will increase the durability of the kitchen faucet. Today, I will discuss the topic “How to clean kitchen faucet?” So, let’s get into the main topic. (Before getting started, I am suggesting a topic best kitchen sink reviews, click for details)

How to clean a Kitchen Faucet?

The Basic Maintenance

First, I will discuss how to perform basic cleaning such as soft stain, hard stain, disinfect, etc.

Remove the Soft Stain

You don’t need any solution to clean the soft stains. Water is enough to remove them. Take a wet rag and wipe the faucet. Again wash it with water and you will see no more smudge.

Remove the Hard Stain

Now you need gentle cleaners such as Windex, fantastic, Formula 409, or others. Take a rag and wipe it in the water and cleaner. Now, wipe down the hard stains.

Disinfect the Faucet

I recommend bleach or vinegar to disinfect the faucet. If you think your kitchen faucet has contact with germs or bacteria then disinfect the faucet.

NB: Avoid sponge to apply the solution.

How to make the solution?

Option 1

Take a mug and mix an equal amount of white vinegar and water.

Option 2

Take 1 tablespoon of bleach and quart of water. Mix them properly. Remember, bleach is harmful to the skin. So use gloves. 

The Deep Cleaning Process

Clean the Faucet Limescale

Ammonia is the best way to clean limescale deposits. Take a wipe and clean the limescale build-up area. If it is stubborn then apply some ammonia mixture on the place and leave it for a couple of minutes. Wipe it again.As soon as you clean it, run the water for a couple of minutes. It will banish the trace of ammonia.

How to make an ammonia solution?

Take the equal parts ammonia and water, mix it together.

Remove the Black or Dark-Brown Deposits

It is the most important part. Build-up iron and manganese create dark brown and black spots. In such cases, a mixture of cream of tartar will bee effective. (tartaric acid, hydrogen peroxide)

How to Create the Mixture?

Mix tartaric acid and hydrogen peroxide together and create a paste.

Use a rag and apply the paste on the deposits. Wipe it and clean the place with water.

Some Tips For Cleaning the Kitchen Faucets

  1. Never use scouring brushes and other abrasive brushes. It may create permanent marks on the faucet.
  2. Avoid contact between vinegar and iron. It can create permanent damage.
  3. Remove the faucet head if you think there are mineral or other deposits inside it. Use a toothbrush to clean inside deposits.
  4. Always remain gentle while cleaning the kitchen Faucet.

Conclusion

I have already discussed the ways and all you need to do is to prepare the solutions and wipe off the stains. Apart from this, I discussed some tips to clean it effectively.

At last, I will say, clean the faucet more often to keep it always clean.

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