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This Cleaning Mistake Might Be Ruining Your Faucets


Have you ever thought that you might be cleaning your faucet or fixture the wrong way?! Yeah, me neither! And if you don’t understand why or if you would like to find out how to do it the right way, then just keep on reading. In today’s article, we’re going to reveal that to you!

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Namely, what happened is a complete and thorough remodeling that my parent did in the kitchen. And you know what this means! Nearly 2 months of cooking and making coffee in the basement, eating out for every meal etc…!

They didn’t miss out on constantly sending us pictures of the remodeling, so we were getting live coverage of the emptying of the space at first, and then the filling up of the room! The hardwood floors, along with the cabinets that were custom made according to my parents’ vision, and all the new and shiny appliances that they bought. And, once they got to their brand new sink, they shared a useful cleaning tip that their plumber told them! And what was more exciting is the fact that none of us knew about it!

What Are We Doing Wrong?

The plumber told my parents that the regular cleaning products are not good for the regular kitchen faucets and the sink. They’re only good for the stainless steel ones. And this tip is not just for the products that we buy from the store. What was even more surprising was the fact that he told them that even homemade cleaning solutions are not good! He told them that these cleaning solutions might damage the finish on the chrome, nickel and oil-rubbed bronze faucets. And, that might result in rather pricey and quick replacement for the fairly new and expensive faucet.

How We Should Do It Instead?

Well, this one is pretty simple, and it doesn’t require any special care. All you need to do is use warm water and put a little soap in it. It will do wonders for your faucets!

In most of the cases, you won’t even have to add any soap to the water. Rinsing the faucet with a bit of warm water should do the trick! And if you’re worried about getting some grease on it, or the germs that might live on it, using a cloth with warm soapy water to wipe it would be fine!

My parents asked the plumber for the water spots that might remain after the water rinsing that he suggested. And he had an amazing solution for that too! After you’re done rinsing them, you can use a dry and soft dish towel to wipe away the water. That should bring back the shine to your faucets!

Yeah, yeah, this would be the time to throw in the towel (no pun intended) and start wiping your faucets!

The takeaway from this for you should be that if you would feel calmer if you use cleaning products in your kitchen, then you should opt in for the stainless steel faucets, but, if you want a fancy look in the kitchen, then you shouldn’t use any of those, at least not in your kitchen!

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