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Cleaning Faucets

Cleaning faucets or taps is a tricky work. The small parts are difficult to clean. The bends and folds are impossible to reach. All these factors make the faucets dirty over a period of time.

Here are the tips which will help you to clean faucets.

Cleaning faucets

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Basic tips: Faucets are available in many types. These are available in steel, plastic and China clay. Usually the manufacturers provide the information about the cleaning of particular type of faucet along with the product. For every faucet material type, the cleaning measures are different. Generally while cleaning any kind of faucet, use of strong detergents should be avoided. One should note that acids, ammonia based cleaners and bleaches can damage the faucet surface. Even the China clay surfaces are damaged with the use of bleaches. The steel captures rusting when they are treated with ammonia based liquids. Sometimes use of strong detergents may cause severe damage to the tap such as a leaking tap. Hence while cleaning the faucets the instruction should be paid special attention.

Cleaning of coloured faucets:

Special care must be taken while cleaning coloured faucets. Cleaners which contain ammonia, acid or bleach must be avoided. Mix mild detergents in water. Use this solution for cleaning. You can use dishwashing soap in this case. Abrasive cleaners must be avoided. After the taps are cleaned, rinse them thoroughly with water. Later dry them with a dry cloth. The faucets which are made up of vitreous china clay must be cleaned with a soft cloth. Usage of any kind of detergent must be avoided. Harsh chemicals often damage the surface of the faucet hence avoid using it.

General cleaning tips:

These are the general cleaning tips which can be used for any kind of faucet cleaning. Most faucets possess material that is sensitive to strong cleaning agents. You never know which detergent or cleaning agent is harsh on the surface. Hence always make a small test of the cleaner. Take a few drops of the cleaner and apply them on a tiny part of the surface of the faucet. See what the reaction is. If the cleaner creates any change on the surface of the faucet, it means that the cleaner is harmful. If there is no reaction, it is mild and can be used. Even though the detergent or cleaning agent is mild, do not use it directly on the surface. Always make a solution of the detergent and water. Use that for cleaning. Apply it and clean the surface immediately. Do not let the solution soak on the surface. Rinse in with water and wipe it immediately. Clean the faucet and the nearby surface with a dry cloth. Try to use only soft sponge or cloth for the cleaning.

These are the general cleaning tips which can be used for any kind of faucet cleaning. The faucets possess a material that is sensitive to the strong cleaning agents. You never know which detergent or cleaning agent is harsh on the surface. Hence always make a small test of the cleaner before using it on a daily basis. Or you can always seek advice from a cleaning company and ask for an expert opinion.

 

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