How to Remove Grime and Gunk from Sink Faucets

A freshly cleaned sink faucet that glows in the light can make your kitchen or bathroom look like it's worth a million dollars. However, as with most things, your sink taps don't stay clean forever, and eventually, the dreaded buildup of dirt and grime will return.

Along with unsightly dirt, sink fixtures are prone to microbial growth. Certain types of microbes can negatively affect your faucets, as they can cause problems such as stains and odors on the surface. Since these sinks regularly pump hot water, a warm and humid environment is created where microbes thrive.

Cleaning your sink faucets can be difficult due to their finish and often their odd shape. However, leaving them dirty for long periods of time can cause them to become very dull and increase their chances of being contaminated by microbes.

Using the right cleaning products can not only make the cleaning process easier for you, but it is vitally important to ensure that the finish on your faucet is not damaged. If your bathroom fixtures and kitchen sink look particularly dirty and you want them to shine again, we've put together our top four tips to help you understand the best way to clean them.

¡Here are 4 Key tips for it!

1. Know the finish of your faucet

Understanding the finish of your sink fixtures is vital, as this determines which cleaners and tools are best to complete the job. Check the finish of your faucet with the manufacturer and ask what cleaning tool they would recommend to clean it. Using abrasive sponges or brushes is not a good idea for most finishes. In most cases, a cleaning cloth will suffice.

2. Try detergent and warm water to clean the faucet

If your taps aren't particularly dirty, using laundry detergent and warm water with a cleaning cloth will work more often2. Simply scrub the sink fixture with the detergent and dry it with an unused cleaning cloth. Clean the faucet with a dry cloth to make it shine.

3. To remove dirt build-up, try using white vinegar

If your sink fixtures have a non-moving dirt problem, you'll want to use white vinegar. Add half a cup of white vinegar to half a cup of hot water and dip a cleaning cloth in the solution. 2 Test the solution on a small section of your faucet to make sure it does not damage the finish of the appliance, before proceeding and rubbing the solution on the dirty.

4. A toothbrush and baking soda can help remove stains

Baking soda is great for cleaning most surfaces. We recommend applying a small amount of baking soda to an old toothbrush and adding a small drop of water. Scrub around kitchen and bathroom faucets with the solution applied to your toothbrush to remove unsightly stains.

We hope you enjoy watching this video about sink cleaning tips:

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