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How to Easily Remove Hard Water Deposits

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I don't know how it happened or when it happened but one day when I looked down at my kitchen sink faucet there was grime and hard water deposits that had accumulated from the past 10 years! One day there was nothing and the next day bam it was there! It was disgusting and I wanted it gone ASAP so I broke out the big guns and with ease was able to remove 10 years of hard water deposits in 15 mintues! Check out the before and after pictures and find out what tools you need to remove hardwater deposits like this. http://decoratedchaos.blogspot.com/2013/04/reviving-old-kitchen-sink-faucet.html
  • how to easily remove hard water deposits, home maintenance repairs, how to, Years of hard water deposits and grime accumulated ove time
Years of hard water deposits and grime accumulated over time.
  • how to easily remove hard water deposits, home maintenance repairs, how to, 15 minutes later Major difference
15 minutes later! Major difference!
  • how to easily remove hard water deposits, home maintenance repairs, how to, Start by saturating the entire area with a 60 40 percent mixture of white vinegar and water Spray the area liberally with a spray bottle and let the mixture sit for a few minutes This will help loosen everything up
Start by saturating the entire area with a 60-40 percent mixture of white vinegar and water. Spray the area liberally with a spray bottle and let the mixture sit for a few minutes. This will help loosen everything up.
  • how to easily remove hard water deposits, home maintenance repairs, how to, Then take an old handy dandy toothbrush and start scrubbing the water deposits The gunk and hard water deposits will start to break off in little chunks Then rinse with steaming hot water
Then take an old handy dandy toothbrush and start scrubbing the water deposits. The gunk and hard water deposits will start to break off in little chunks. Then rinse with steaming hot water.
  • how to easily remove hard water deposits, home maintenance repairs, how to, Now that you have cleaned off the top layer grab a scouring pad to get the stubborn spots Just moisten the pad with a little hot water and begin scrubbing the crevices where the remaining water deposits are
Now that you have cleaned off the top layer, grab a scouring pad to get the stubborn spots. Just moisten the pad with a little hot water and begin scrubbing the crevices where the remaining water deposits are.
  • how to easily remove hard water deposits, home maintenance repairs, how to, You can see the blue soap from the scouring pad where I had to scrub a little harder than the toothbrush would allow
You can see the blue "soap" from the scouring pad where I had to scrub a little harder than the toothbrush would allow.
  • how to easily remove hard water deposits, home maintenance repairs, how to, Now give it one final rinse with hot water and use your dry eraser to clean off smudges This step kind of polishes it off but is not necessary if you don t have any minor surface level scuffs
Now give it one final rinse with hot water and use your dry eraser to clean off smudges. This step kind of "polishes" it off but is not necessary if you don't have any minor surface level scuffs.
  • how to easily remove hard water deposits, home maintenance repairs, how to, One final rinse and a wipe down with a paper towel and you are done my friend And no harmful chemicals were used which is a bonus
One final rinse and a wipe down with a paper towel and you are done my friend! And no harmful chemicals were used which is a bonus!
  • how to easily remove hard water deposits, home maintenance repairs, how to, Voila Now your sink faucet shines like a brand new one With a little elbow grease and a couple cleaning tools and supplies you have saved yourself lots of money and can prolong the life of your existing sink and faucet
Voila! Now your sink faucet shines like a brand new one!!! With a little elbow grease and a couple cleaning tools and supplies you have saved yourself lots of money and can prolong the life of your existing sink and faucet!

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  • Allinthefamilysingers
    Allinthefamilysingers Harmony, NC
    on May 25, 2017

    hey looks really good going to go try that right now.thanks for the encouragement... dhall

  • Susan Clements Brown
    Susan Clements Brown Dinuba, CA
    on May 25, 2017

    you are my new hero

  • Imsam
    Imsam
    on May 25, 2017

    I use a mixture of equal parts white vinegar and Blue Dawn. Heat vinegar, then use a funnel, pour Dawn into spray bottle,add vinegar.put spray top on, swirl to mix. Spray on calcium deposits, soap scum, let sit for ten minutes, then lightly scrub with green scrubber or blue scrubber on delicate surfaces. Rinse with warm water. I had to clean a really gross, nasty shower and it came out sparkling clean. Works great on tubs, faucets,glass shower doors. This is a recipe from this site.

  • Julie D. Grant
    Julie D. Grant Dallas, TX
    on May 25, 2017

    I would NEVER use a soap pad/metal pad on my fixtures. Scratches for sure. Use instead a Mr. Clean pad or the toothbrush alone works great, takes only another minute or two of extra elbow grease. It's that or scratches. You choose.

  • Terry Meek
    Terry Meek
    on May 26, 2017

    Just a note on the soap pads. I'm sure that most people have used one at one time or another and it soaps up great, then when you put it down on the sink or under the sink, the pad rusts badly and you really only get once use out of it but I found a way to prolong the uses. I use a new one by putting water on it and squeeze it until it produces soap. Use it until all scrubbing is done (use gloves to prevent cuts in your fingers) and when you're thru, squeeze out excess water and put it in a zip-lock sandwich bag. Press out all the air and zip it closed, store down below the sink. I've gone back a few weeks later, unzip it bag and use the pad again and again. As long as you press out the air and zip up again, the box lasts months. Just a little money saver!

    • L
      L San Carlos, CA
      on May 28, 2017

      My technique is to wrap the pad in a paper towel. This absorbs the water and then it doesn't rust. Works great for me.

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