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How to Remove Mineral Deposits

Mineral deposits can build up around your faucet, causing it to spray the entire bathroom. Fortunately, mineral deposits are easy to remove.

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soak showerhead in vinegar to remove water deposit Watch Video
  • Time

    2 hours

  • Price Range

    $1 - $50

  • Difficulty

    Easy

Highlights:

Step 1: Soak the Faucet in Vinegar

Pour some warm vinegar into a plastic sandwich bag, and wrap it around the faucet so that the areas with mineral deposits are submerged in the vinegar. Secure the bag with a rubber band, and allow the faucet to soak for an hour.

plastic bag and vinegar remove mineral deposits

Courtesy of Blake Brinkman

Step 2: Remove Deposits from a Showerhead

You may also notice hard-water deposits on your showerhead. To get rid of them, soak the showerhead in warm vinegar for an hour, then use a toothbrush to remove the loosened deposits. Use a toothpick to dislodge deposits from the spray holes.

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