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Maintaining Your Vessel Faucet

Installing a new vessel sink and faucet can often be a quite expensive experience. A vessel faucet can be a beautiful addition to your bathroom; however, once this faucet is installed it can be quite challenging maintaining it. Many people do not regularly clean their faucets and allow build up to go unchecked for long periods of time. This can be a huge mistake and can make it harder to remove soils, and you may have to resort to more aggressive cleaning methods. By faithfully maintaining these faucets you will greatly increase the lifespan and keep them looking as good as the day they were installed.

It is usually very easy to maintain these faucets. If they are wiped down every one to two days they usually only require a damp cloth to keep them clean. It is also wise to occasionally wipe them down with a disinfectant wipe to kill any germ build up. After wiping them with a disinfectant wipe it is a good idea to again wipe them down with plain water to remove the disinfecting solution so that it may not cause harm to the finish.

Never use harsh chemicals on your vessel sink faucet. Many people are of the mindset stronger is better. If they have a stubborn stain on their faucet they may start using everything they find under the kitchen sink to try and clean it. This often leads to damaging delicate finishes which cannot be repaired.

The manufacturer of your faucet should include instructions for maintaining the item. If you do not have the literature included with the faucet you can always search online for the manufacturer’s website to find this information.

Many natural cleaners such as a solution of vinegar and water make great cleaners. This will also help for areas with hard water to keep minerals from building up on the faucet which are harder to remove later.

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