Taps are very important contributors to the overall hygiene state of any washroom or kitchen. Therefore, it is important to clean them on a regular basis to remain its shiny appearance and keep them at a high standard of cleanliness.
All taps suffer from 3 common problems:
- Limescale build up – limescale is caused by the water’s hardness level. Limescale is not harmful but can be unpleasant to look at.
- Soap and dirt buildup on the screw knob – generally caused in areas such as factories where users have been working around some form of dirt.
- Grime buildup at tap joint with the sink.
The lurking of dirt on the taps connecting joint can be easily overlooked . However it is a great indication of the true state of cleanliness of the washroom/bathroom or kitchen. Below is a typical tap, with heavy grime at the joint. This means the dirt had washed its way to the joint from the top of the knob after each use. If not cleaned regularly, this grime will continue to build up and lower the appearance of your sink.
Step-by-step guide on how to clean your taps:
In 3 easy steps, you can restore your taps to its original shine and improve the appearance of your sink!
- Spray the tap with a non toxic washroom or bathroom cleaner.
- Find yourself a cheap or an unused toothbrush rated “firm”.
- Use the brush to remove grime around the joint
A toothbrush is a great tool to help clean a kitchen or washroom tap as it can reach the deep crevices of the tap sink joint which would have been hard to reach with a normal sponge. Although there are alternative brushes specifically for cleaning, a used or cheap tooth brush usually does the job to the same standard. Also, it benefits the environment as you are reusing!
After the joint is properly brushed, focus on using the scouring sponge to remove all dirt on the actual tap. Also, focus on the knob on the tap and ensure you give it an all rounded scrub. You will notice (just like in the picture below) that stubborn limescale stains can remain after this stage, this is when you would need to use a lime scale remover.
After applying the limescale remover you will need to leave it for some time (depending on the instruction written by manufacturer). Ones this stage is complete, give the taps a thorough wash down and use a clean microfiber cloth to give the shiny surface a well deserved polish.
There are many benefits to regularly cleaning your taps. Any tap that has been cleaned properly will be:
- Grime free at the joints,
- Hygienically cleaned from top to bottom.
- Shiny – not only is it eye catching and gives a good impression, it is then obvious the tap and surrounding areas was properly cleaned.
- Limescale build up will be removed.
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