How To Clean Bathroom Faucets and Taps in 4 Steps

Not many people know the correct technique to clean bathroom faucets and taps. Therefore, as part of our series of articles on how to clean your toilet, MEIDE.SG proudly presents our simple guide on how to polish up and clean your tap until it is shiny!

Learn how to clean athroom faucet easily with MEIDE!
Learn how to clean bathroom faucet easily with MEIDE!

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How To Clean:

  1. The Toilet Bowl
  2. The Shower Area
  3. Toilet Sink Area
  4. Toilet Windows, Ledges, Blinds
  5. Bathroom Floor Tiles
  6. Shower Glass
  7. Shower Curtains
  8. The Bathtub
  9. Shower Drain + Unclog It
  10. Bathroom Walls
  11. Bathroom Light Fixtures and Doors
  12. Bathroom Cabinets, Shelves and Fixtures
  13. Bathroom Mirror and Vanity Area
  14. Bathroom Faucets and Taps
Read the cleaning guide to polish and wipe bathroom faucets at MEIDE!
Read the cleaning guide to polish and wipe bathroom faucets at MEIDE!

Tools To Clean Bathroom Faucets and Taps

First up, do not forget to get all your tools ready before commencing cleaning the bathroom faucets!

Cleaning Equipment To Clean Bathroom Faucets

  1. Pail to contain water
  2. Microfiber Cloth / soft sponge
  3. Old Toothbrush
  4. Plastic Bag

Cleaning Supplies To Clean Bathroom Faucets

  1. Dish Soap or Glass Cleaning Solution
  2. Lemon Juice*
  3. White Distilled Vinegar*
  4. Baking Soda*
  5. Baby Oil

* See Step 1 below for the cautionary measures.

4 Easy Steps To Clean Faucets and Taps (Oh, do not forget the hoses)

Now, you are ready. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Check Your Faucet

Most faucets and taps are made of sturdy chrome materials. These can tolerate all our cleaning procedures. However, as marked by the asterisk above (*), if your faucet is not made of chrome, be careful on using more caustic chemicals. Ingredients like lemon juice, vinegar and baking soda tend to have more extreme pH levels (eg. acidic), and can corrode your faucet material. If in doubt, check the manufacturer guide first. And, always test on an inconspicuous small area of the faucet before proceeding further.

Definitely, by doing so, we would also help ensure that the warranty of our faucets and taps are not voided. Yes, most of them do come with 10-year or lifelong warranty!

Step 2: Perform basic wipe down

Next, you are ready for the wipe down!

To start, prepare a pail of water and a spoonful of dish soap. Swish the solution until it is sudsy. Use a scrub or rag to wipe down your faucets, taps and hoses. It is best to use soft non-abrasive material like microfiber. Leave it for five to ten minutes for best results. Eventually, rinse the soap off with plain water. Lastly, dry the items with a clean dry cloth.

On this note, do take time to carefully wipe the faucet parts. Do not miss the edges, top, knobs and levers. The faucet edges can be brushed lightly with an old toothbrush. Also, remember to clean the drain area which is part of the faucet. Often, this drain area can be controlled with a lever near the tap.

Note: if you do not have dish soap available, you can use glass cleaning solutions too.

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Step 3: Consider Stronger Cleaning Method(s)

Sometimes, simple dish soap and water do not work fully. When so, try using these extra cleaning techniques with vinegar or baking soda:

(3.1) Lemon Juice or White Distilled Vinegar

Remove water spots, stains and fingerprints: Mix this with equal part of water, and dab it onto water spots or stains of the faucet. For extra cleansing effect, use hot water.

Remove calcium deposits: wrap the area of the faucet with cling wrap or a plastic bag, submerged in vinegar. Leave for 5 to 10 minutes before removing and doing a wipe down as above.

(3.2) Baking Soda Powder

To remove water stains, hardened toothpaste marks, or grime, apply a bit of baking soda with a drop of water, over the affected area(s). Leave it for 5 to 10 minutes before doing a wipe down as above again.

Step 4: Buff and Shine The Faucet!

As a bonus step, apply some baby oil onto a cotton ball. Dab the faucet with this ointment for added gleam! Also, you may buff the metal parts with a cloth to make it shiny and sparkling to wow your visitors!

Remember the hoses!

After all that hard work cleaning the toilet components, unfortunately, you are not done!

Other than the faucets and taps, bathroom components also involve hoses and other related paraphernalia. Fortunately, these are less tedious to wipe down. Yet, these are frequently missed items in bathroom cleaning! Be it PVC hoses, sprays, or metal taps and faucets, take care not to miss them in your toilet cleaning. By doing frequent cleaning of these items, it would also prevent mold and rust. 

Now, you are done with the cleaning of bathroom faucets and taps (and more). Let us move on to even more areas of toilet cleaning!

How To Clean:

  1. The Toilet Bowl
  2. The Shower Area
  3. Toilet Sink Area
  4. Toilet Windows, Ledges, Blinds
  5. Bathroom Floor Tiles
  6. Shower Glass
  7. Shower Curtains
  8. The Bathtub
  9. Shower Drain + Unclog It
  10. Bathroom Walls
  11. Bathroom Light Fixtures and Doors
  12. Bathroom Cabinets, Shelves and Fixtures
  13. Bathroom Mirror and Vanity Area
  14. Bathroom Faucets and Taps

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