NATURAL WAYS TO CLEAN YOUR TAPS
In both kitchens and bathrooms, taps are the most commonly used accessory. While most of us don’t have the time or energy to keep them in tip-top shape on a daily basis, they do become too unsightly to ignore at times. Have you considered how to clean taps when the cleaning bug strikes? Let's begin by understanding how dirt and scum develops on these fixtures before finding potential home remedies.
Where does the dirt accumulate on taps?
- Limescale accumulation: Limescale, a hard, chalky deposit of calcium carbonate that builds up in tap filters over time, causing the flow of water to slow down.
- Dirt on the knob: The knob, as the most often touched part of the tap, collects grease and must be cleaned.
- Hard water stains on the tap: Calcium and magnesium deposits in tap water can cause brownish stains on the tap.
- Grime at the tap-to-sink joint: An inconvenient spot that is hard to clean and is constantly moist.
How to clean taps at home
Lemon is a wonder fruit that can be used to clean a variety of appliances. It also has a nice, refreshing smell. Limescale can cause an obstruction if the water flow has significantly diminished. You can clean the limescale by squeezing some lemon juice over the affected area. Leave for 4-5 minutes and scrub with a toothbrush.
If you're having trouble with limescale buildup around your taps, make a solution of white vinegar and warm water in equal parts. Fill any empty spray bottle half with the solution and use it to clean your bathroom taps. Allow at least 15 minutes for the solution to rest on your tap. If the spots are very tough to remove, apply the solution on a cloth and wrap it around your bathroom faucet and leave overnight.
Have a stubborn stain on the tap's knob or body that you can't seem to get rid of? Scrub the stain with a toothbrush and some baking soda combined with a little water. The stain will disappear in a matter of seconds.
It could be a simple issue of stains collecting over time if your taps have started to look old and worn. To clean up the mess, simply use a cloth soaked in a mix of dish soap and warm water. After that, buff the tap with a dry towel until it sparkles!
Make use of salt
Salt helps in the removal of germs from surfaces and the breakdown of hard water stains. To treat the damaged regions, apply salt on them and leave them for three to four hours. With a sponge or a scrub pad, scrape all of the stains away until they are completely gone.
Cleaning metal-plated taps
If you have a metal-plated tap to match your bathroom's decor, remember that it will need more care than regular stainless steel taps.
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