How to Remove Hard Water Deposits

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Removing hard water deposits around bathroom faucets is easily done by letting a warm water and vinegar mixture set for a short time on the stain then scrubbing with a toothbrush. Rid a bathroom of pesky calcium deposits with aid of simple household... View Video Transcript

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Ann Myrick

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Hi, this is Ann Myrick, and today I'm going to show you, how to remove hard water deposits from your faucets. A lot of times, hard water deposits is like a calcium buildup from the water, and a lot of times you'll have a little bit of white crusty areas around the base of your faucet and on your faucet sometimes. So, what you want to do is, with a vinegar and a water-base, you want to just spray. And I have warm water, a lot of times you can use boiling or very hot water with vinegar, but because it's in a plastic water, I put some hot water in here, but not too hot, with vinegar. I just let that sit for a minute, and then I go back with just an old soft toothbrush, and you can see it just melting away. Toothbrushes are great because they'll get in those little cracks of the handles and the joints. And then, this is just clean clear water, and you just want to- I'm just going to pour this carefully right on my faucet, and just rinse it really well, because I want to get all that vinegar off, because vinegar is also a little bit of an acidic product, and that's why it does well with the calcium, but then you don't want it to sit on your faucets, and then I'm just going to buff it dry. This is Ann Myrick, and that is how you clean hard water deposits off your faucets.