Polish the fixtures weekly using a lint-free cloth to remove dust. Dust can attract moisture, so regularly removing dust and water can help reduce the risk of oxidation.
Install a dehumidifier to reduce humidity. Reducing the buildup of water or moisture in the room can lessen the chance of oxidation.
Install a water softener to help reduce the lime and other minerals in your water. If your water is hard, lime and other mineral deposits can build up on the chrome surfaces, and soaps and other residue can attach to deposits making it unsightly and difficult to clean.
Leave your bathroom door open or turn your bathroom fan on while showering to help reduce moisture and prevent oxidation.
Things You Will Need
- Lint-free cloth
- Baking soda
- No-scratch scrubber
- Water softener
- Remove existing lime scale on chrome fixtures by squeezing fresh lemon juice onto the scale buildup and waiting several minutes for it to soften.
- Scour fixtures safely with baking soda -- completely non-abrasive -- for further cleaning.
- For particularly challenging deposits, soak a rag in white vinegar and lay it on the affected area until the lime scale begins to break up; scour with baking soda to finish the job.