We know that our residents here at The Crossing Anaheim have been having some issues with hard water.
Princeton defines hard water as, “water that contains mineral salts (as calcium and magnesium ions) that limit the formation of lather with soap.”
One tip for your dishwasher is to run a half gallon of vinegar through your dishwasher a couple of times a year.
We offer Delta faucets here at our community. From their handbook, read below to find some tips to use in your own apartment.
How to rinse your kitchen faucet
- To flush your faucet, remove the aerator and black sealing gasket above it.
- Turn hot and cold faucet handle(s) to full on
position(s) and flush lines for two minutes before
turning off water.
- Replace aerator with black sealing gasket above it.
When you’re cleaning your faucet, don’t use these items:
- Industrial cleaners
- Abrasive cleaners
- Toilet bowl cleaners
- Bleach-based cleaners
- Ammonia solutions
- Heavy-duty scrub sponges
- Products containing hydrofluoric,
hydrochloric and/or phosphoric
acids and caustic agents
How to remove lime and mineral deposits
Place a cloth soaked in white vinegar over the deposits for several hours, then try the mild cleanser.
To clean the aerator:
- Unscrew the aerator.
- Remove it and the black sealing gasket above it.
- Rinse the gasket in clean water.
- Soak the aerator in a 50/50 vinegar and water solution for several hours.
- Flush the aerator with water.
- Rub stubborn deposits with a toothbrush.
Hope these tips help you keep your faucets clean and working here at The Crossing Anaheim. If you have questions, let us know on Facebook, or stop by our office.
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