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Green Plumbing – Is Salt And Lemon Juice Good To Remove Corrosion On Bathroom Faucets?

It doesn’t matter the type of material faucets are made of – brass, chrome, stainless steel or copper- over time, the oxygen and carbon dioxide may be responsible for their corrosion, especially if they have scratches or small damages. Corrosion produces a reddish-brown scale on the faucet that is unappealing, making it look dirty and old. Left untreated, rust on faucets may lead to faucet’s complete damage. In order to prevent and remove corrosion on faucets, you can easily use some effective home remedies such as salt and lemon. This exquisite home remedy is been used by many people all over the world to remove rust on bathroom faucets and it seems to have remarkable results.

How to use salt and lemon to kill rust on bathroom faucets

Supplies Needed:

  • Soft cloth
  • Plastic bowl
  • ¼ cup of salt
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • Nylon bristle

Corrosion Removing Process:

1. Dampen a soft, clean cloth with warm water. Wipe the cloth over the faucet to remove loose dirt, grime and debris.
2. Fill a plastic bowl with 1/4 cup of salt and 2 tbsp. of lemon juice. Thoroughly mix the ingredients to form a paste the consistency of icing.
3. Spread the paste evenly onto the corroded area of the faucet. Keep the paste on the faucet for 30 minutes.
4. Scrub the faucet with a nylon bristle brush to loosen the scaly debris.
5. Dampen another soft, clean cloth with warm water. Wipe the damp cloth over the faucet to rinse away the paste and loose corrosion.
6. Repeat the process if any trace of corrosion remains on the faucet. Make sure all corrosion is completely removed.

But Coca-Cola seems to be the best ally in removing rust. Anyone who tried this trick says that it has remarkable effects in removing corrosion.

You Need:

  • Coke
  • aluminium foil

Coke can be used to clean rust from faucets. Pour Coke on the rusted area and scrub with a crumpled piece of aluminum foil. Repeat until rust is gone, rinse and dry.

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