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How to Care for the Kitchen Faucet

If you have recently installed a highly attractive and expensive faucet in the kitchen, a proper schedule of maintenance is likely to be highly desirable to maintain the full operation and appearance for many years to come. Maintaining the full function of the kitchen faucet isn’t likely to need a significant amount of work. Here are some of the steps involved in the process:

Daily care and maintenance

Most of the faucets are likely to require minimal day-to-day maintenance. In most cases, a faucet is likely to benefit from a daily clean with a mild soap and a damp cloth, and dried afterwards with a soft cloth. By taking this simple step you are much more able to retain the original luster and shine of the faucet. It is also possible to use a range of dedicated cleaning products for maintaining the faucets and surrounding sink area. It is best to avoid the more abrasive and harsh cleaners since they are certain to cause damage to the finish of the faucet. Certain faucet materials might acquire special treatment. A matte finished faucet for instance might benefit if a liquid or aerosol polish is used in the cleaning process. A benefit of this includes the ability to limit the appearance of fingerprint marks due to the oils in these types of polish.

Remove deposits

A significant number of householders are likely to live in areas with hard water, and a consequence of this is the gradual buildup of lime and mineral deposits in and the drain and faucet. In order to eliminate these issues with hard water, a good clean using a mild abrasive cleaner or a window cleaner is certain to go a long way to help. In the process of using these cleaners it is always wise to avoid scrapping the deposits with bristly pad or coarse sponge since this has the potential to damage the finish of the faucets. The more ingrained deposits might need a more specialized cleaning solution to eliminate all signs of these marks.

Small maintenance jobs

Most of the faucets produced by the major manufacturers are able to offer very reliable service with minimal maintenance required. But, there are often several small do-it-yourself jobs that can be taken to ensure the high-performance of the faucet for the long run. Certain internal components of the faucet, like the seats and springs, are likely to breakdown over time from everyday wear and tear, and these parts might need to be replaced with new at some point throughout the lifespan of the tap.