While you might find that Kitchen Faucets do last for a long period of time, their looks usually don’t. No matter how good the faucet finish is, if not taken proper care then it would fade and discolor after some time. Who likes an ugly looking Kitchen Faucet?
I certainly don’t. So to make sure that your faucet looks as good as new, you just need to follow these few simple steps:
Take care while Installation
Make sure that when your faucet is being installed, there aren’t any dents or scratches on it. Use the wrench and pliers carefully and install your faucet with utmost care and precision.
Make sure you tighten the Faucet properly and there are no water leakages. Water leakage can end up causing water stains and corrosion to your faucet and can seriously maim its look. Here’s an installation guide for newbies.
One of the best ways to keep your faucet new and shiny looking is by cleaning it every day with a soapy solution and drying it with a dry paper towel.
Wash it and scrub it nicely and remove any kind of marks and stains from its surface and then rinse it clean with cold water. Make sure you dry it immediately and rub your faucet with a dry towel to ensure it is clean and shining.
Removal of Deposits
Sometimes due to the presence of hard water, faucets get minerals and lime deposit on their surface which can seriously ruin their looks.
There are many cleaning agents out there which help in removing the limescale and keep your faucet looking new always. You can also use a homemade vinegar solution to remove limescale deposits from your faucet.
Use Baby Oil or Vinegar Solution
If your faucet has lost its fine shine then there is a simple way to get it back. After the regular cleanup of your faucet, take a vinegar solution on a paper towel and then keep the damp towel on the faucet for a few minutes.
You can also use baby oil to rub your whole faucet well. Both vinegar solution and baby oil will return your faucet’s shine and will protect it from future scratches and water stains.
Don’t use Harsh Chemical cleaners
One thing to keep in mind while cleaning your faucet is to not use any cleaner which is not recommended by the manufacturer.
If you end up using a harsh chemical agent for your faucet then there are chances that you would scrub off the faucet finish and discolor it with the harsh cleaning agent.
So make sure you use only mild cleaners while cleaning your faucets and the ones recommended by your manufacturer.
Don’t let it stain
An important piece of advice to keep your faucet looking lustrous and fresh would be to make sure that you don’t let any water stain appear on your faucet’s surface.
Water stains and spots will tarnish your faucet’s look and end up in corroding your Faucet’s surface so make sure that you don’t let the water dry on the faucet and clean up the liquid as soon as possible.