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How to Remove Mineral Deposits From a Faucet

Charlotte Johnson

Mineral deposits in water can react with soap and other substances to leave deposits on your faucets. The concentration of minerals such as calcium and magnesium are what cause some types of water to be termed "hard water." Fortunately, you can remove mineral deposits very easily using gentle household products. Once you remove the deposits, your faucet will be clean and shiny once again.

Vinegar and baking soda will remove mineral deposits.
  1. Open a clean, empty spray bottle and fill it with white vinegar. Reattach the spray nozzle.

  2. Spray the entire faucet with the vinegar and let it sit for about five minutes.

  3. Wipe down the faucet with a soft cloth.

  4. Add a few drops of water to 1 tbsp. of baking soda to form a paste.

  5. Rub a toothbrush in the paste and use it to scrub away any lingering deposits. The toothbrush is especially effective for reaching small cracks and crevices.

  6. Rinse the faucet and dry it with a lint-free cloth.