Saturday, October 20, 2012

Kitchen Sink Faucet...

I saw this post about cleaning hard water build up today on The Thrifty Home blog. Our kitchen faucet has always had this problem and no matter how hard you scrub, it doesn't come off. So I tore a few paper towels off the role, soaked them in vinegar and placed them on the areas needed. 30 minutes later the hard water scum came off really easy. I also put vinegar in the tray under the water dispenser in the fridge door and it's nice and clean too. I am very happy to have found this blog post.

{hugs}
Laura

Before...

After... 

Before...

After...

I was shocked to see how built up the hard water scum was on the faucet/sprayer...

And happy to see it gone. After soaking it in a cup of vinegar, I used an old tooth brush to clean it off.
 

7 comments:

  1. I didn't know that! Thanks so much for sharing. I will surly give a try! Shari

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  2. Vinegar is also useful for your washing machine; use it in the fabric softener tray when you do a hot cycle with towels- they can get a bit stale sometimes, or those white men's t-shirts that can get yellow and smell afwul when you iron them. If you do an empty cycle, just for cleaning the machine, also put it in the detergent tray. This will get the machine clean and last longer! An dit will get rid of the smells, without your laundry smelling of vinegar!!
    Vinegar also works well on mirrors, to remove products that are meant to clean stripeless, but don't. Besides, these are expensive! A few drops of water and a nice polish with a teatowel works great.

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  3. That is really impressive.I read that lemon juice would do the same job but I didn't find it worked at all. We live in a vey hard water area so i will give this a try. I have found vinegar good for cleaning algae off outside furniture. Lily. xxx

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  4. This is a great tip and one I can use. I already use vinegar in the washer and my dishwasher as well. It's more versatile than I thought!

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  5. Wow that really made a difference! I'm going to try this : )

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  6. I am going to try this too! And I wonder if it would work on my grungy old cat. Just kidding!

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  7. Single-Handle faucets can be attached to the faucet base or stand-alone and require one or two sink holes. Many models come with a mounting plate to cover up to three unused holes and are ADA compliant for people with disabilities. A side sprayer can be integrated in the main faucet deck or as part of the faucet spout.

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