Keeping your faucets and shower heads looking like new can be a chore. However, if you know easy tricks and tips, you can do this task easily without feeling overwhelmed. Today, we are going to discuss how to clean faucets and shower heads without removing them.

It is common for bathroom fixtures such as faucets and shower heads to develop calcium buildup on their surfaces over time. Sometimes, the amount of calcium buildup is enough to reduce the water flow and pressure.

In many cases, you cannot avoid removing these plumbing fixtures to remove gunk. However, usually, you can clean them without removing or disassembling them.

How to Clean Bathroom Faucets and Shower Heads with Vinegar


What You Will Need:

  • Distilled white vinegar
  • A Toothbrush
  • A simple rubberband
  • A plastic bag (gallon size for shower heads and quart-size for faucets)

What You Need to Do:

  • Pour the distilled white vinegar into the plastic bag halfway.
  • Wrap the plastic bag filled with vinegar around the showerhead or faucet by snapping a rubber band.
  • Make sure that the area of the shower head or faucet with calcium deposit is submerged in the vinegar solution.
  • Wait for about an hour to allow the vinegar to eat away all the hard-water deposits.
  • Remove the bag carefully and scrub the faucet or shower head with a toothbrush gently to clear any residual stains.
  • Finally, rinse with water.

If you find that the spray holes in the shower head are still blocked, you can poke them with toothpicks.

How to Clean Your Bathroom Faucets with Lemon


What You Will Need:

  • A lemon
  • A small plastic sheet or bag
  • A rubber band
  • A toothbrush

What You Need to Do:

  • Cut a lemon in half.
  • Take one of the halves and open up the center by using your thumb.
  • Stick the lemon onto the mouth of the faucet.
  • Wrap the plastic sheet or bag around it and secure it there with the rubber band.
  • Leave the lemon in place for a few hours so that citric acid can loosen up hard water deposits.
  • Remove the lemon and clean the faucet with a toothbrush to wash off any loosened buildup.
  • Rinse the faucet with water.
  • Wipe the faucet with a damp cloth to remove any leftover lemon juice.

Both of these tricks work amazingly. So, if your faucet or showerhead has started to look unsightly just because of calcium buildup, try the above methods and you will find your bathroom faucet and vinegar squeaky clean.

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