How to Remove Calcium Build-Up From Faucets

Calcium deposits are a problem in many homes, typically accumulating on faucets and similar areas around your kitchen and bathroom. When your water supply has a mid to high alkaline content and you allow water drops to dry onto your faucets, the water ends up drying as a cloudy film. This is a problem that can be fixed with a low-cost item that you more than likely already have on hand in your kitchen.

Remove calcium deposits from faucets with vinegar.

Step 1

Drizzle white vinegar over a paper towel until the towel is saturated.

Step 2

Rub this paper towel over your faucets, working the vinegar into the surface by rubbing in small circular motions.

Step 3

Examine your faucets. If any buildup remains, open the paper towel and lay it over the faucet.

Step 4

Allow the vinegar-soaked paper towel about five minutes to work away the calcium buildup and remove the paper towel.

Step 5

Wipe the faucet with a damp paper towel and dry with a clean paper towel.

Mel Frank

Mel Frank is a professional freelance writer with over 15 years of writing experience. She has completed a wide variety of writing assignments for a number of publications that include CNN and various websites. Frank received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from a prestigious university in Pennsylvania.