How to Easily Remove Hard Water Deposits


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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  • Pad335458
    on Jan 20, 2018

    Can you use it on onyx?

    • Robyn Garner
      on Jan 25, 2018

      Vinegar should never be used on stone. However, I think you may be asking about using on a black faucet. That should be fine!

  • Margaret Mason
    on Jan 22, 2018

    Have you used vinegar to clear hard water deposits in your coffee pot?

    • Lana Hassell
      on Jan 22, 2018

      Yes, it does a wonderful job. Run it through 2 times with the vinegar, then 2 or 3 times with clear water. You will need to use a coffee filter to catch the hard water sediment. You will be amazed at how a your coffee pot works after doing this -- just like new. I use it full strength. Good luck. By the way, I also use it full strength when i clean and I had NEVER used steel wool on my faucets. Vinegar used full does not hurt anything, and it sure works on hard water sediment.

  • 33579864
    on Jun 9, 2018

    Wonder if I can use it without the sos on granite??

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  • Danielle Odin
    on Jan 24, 2018

    Why use Heinz, it is expensive. I use the stare brand which is cheaper. At Smart & Final if you buy 3 gallons you get it for a lot less.

  • The13363824
    on Apr 27, 2018

    I'll be tryin' this fix......thank you!

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