It’s a fact that all your bathroom equipment will deteriorate as time goes by. The deterioration can also be added due to grime, stain, and rust accumulated throughout the years. It doesn’t hurt to do a thorough cleaning of your bathroom equipment especially your bathroom faucet. We use our sinks every day to brush our teeth and wash our faces so it’s inevitable that your bathroom faucet will eventually build up grime and other dirt.
Cleaning your bathroom faucets is easier than you think. If you keep on postponing on cleaning your faucets, you may need to replace them after a while. Don’t be afraid to put a little elbow grease to scrub clean that faucet spotless with the simple cleaning tips below.
Determine the finish of your bathroom faucets
Bathroom faucets come in a variety of finishes. To name a few, there are bathroom faucets with finishes like polished brass, satin brass, oil-rubbed bronze, copper, satin bronze, polished nickel, brushed nickel, matte black, and white. It is important to be familiar with the finish of your bathroom faucets to figure which cleaning solutions is best. The most common faucet finish is chrome but if you have other types of faucets, contact the manufacturers.
Use different solutions to clean the bathroom faucets
There are different cleaning solutions to get rid of the mildew stains and water marks on your bathroom faucets. If you do have a chrome bathroom faucet at home, there are several different solutions that you can try to effectively get rid of the stains on your bathroom faucets. Simply cleaning the faucet can be done with a warm water and dish soap solution but that doesn’t guarantee on eliminating the stains.
To clean a faucet covered in grime and stains, there are two possible solutions. First, mix white vinegar and hot water to remove grime. Test the solution in a small section of the faucet to make sure it won’t trigger a reaction. If nothing happens, continue cleaning the rest of the faucet. Second, use a mixture of baking soda and a little bit of water to get rid of stains. It’s best to use an unused toothbrush to help you clean the nooks and crannies of the bathroom faucet.
Consider installing antimicrobial bathroom faucets
If you really can’t be bothered to clean your bathroom faucets, consider installing an antimicrobial faucet on your bathroom sink. Antimicrobial faucets have 24 hours Microban protection, protecting the faucets from stains, mildew, and rust. An example of antimicrobial faucets are from Moen and Delta faucets. However, you still need to clean your faucets once in a while although not as frequently as a normal faucet without an antimicrobial layer.