How to Clean Calcium Buildup Off Your Faucets

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Cleaning Faucets With Vinegar
Cleaning Faucets With Vinegar

Best Ways To Clean Calcium Buildup Off Your Faucets?

If you find your faucets have a cloudy look to them or have limited water pressure, it’s probably due to them being stained by your tap water. Especially if you have hard water from a well, minerals are going to collect around your appliances over time. These mineral deposits that result is calcium buildup and its harmless but look pretty nasty. Follow this helpful guide for getting rid of calcium buildup, or contact South End Plumbing for faucet repair.

4 Ways to Remove Mineral & Calcium Buildup

  1. Using Vinegar: Wrap a plastic covered in vinegar around your faucet. Keep it there for several hours and wipe down the surface when you’re done. Vinegar and baking soda can be mixed to make a paste for scrubbing calcium deposits.
  2. Using CLR: Wipe down the affected faucet with a wet cloth and CLR cleaner. Dish detergent will also work in a pinch. Make sure to focus on scrubbing under and in back of the fixture in particular, and anywhere else water tends to accumulate. Wash down the sink and wipe any remaining residue dry when you’re done.
  3. Using Lemon Wedges: Wipe calcium buildup with a lemon wedges. The acid in the lemon juice will help dissolve the calcium minerals sticking to chrome, copper, or brass. Rinse the sink out and dry the faucet after you’re done.
  4. Scrubbing the Aerator: The aerator is the small mechanical filter on the edge of your faucet with the screen. Unscrew to remove this piece and use a toothbrush or another small brush to scrub away calcium buildup from the inside, then place it in a bowl with vinegar for a couple hours and dry it before screwing it back on.

Having a Whole Home Water Filtration System to Prevent Hard Water Scale

When you’re tired of having to clean that nasty mineral buildup from your faucets and appliances, you may wish to consider adding a whole home water filter system to your home. Whole-home water filtration is an easy way to get better quality water that won’t wreck your fixtures, etch your glassware, or even dry out your skin and hair in the shower. Want to find out how your water supply measures up? South End Water Filters offers a FREE water test that can let you know exactly what’s in your water. There is no risk or obligation—call us for more information.

South End Plumbing specializes water filtration so remember, we are just a click away. We also specialize in leak detection – give us a call! South End Plumbing is one of the only companies that will give you a free estimate. Call us at 704-919-1722 or fill out the form online to schedule a visit.

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