I wonder how many custodian’s walk into the women’s washroom to do their regular clean…
Calcium Buildup on Sinks and Taps: The janitorial supplies
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I had a customer visit our showroom today seeking some advice and cleaning tips from yours truly. What was her number one problem?
She’d had it with her sinks and taps! She was frustrated that no matter how hard she scrubbed these suckers, they never looked pristine. Sure, the porcelain shined, but there was always a grungy shadow around her taps and the drain.
I’m here to tell you that that shadow is mostly calcium buildup and unfortunately, it tends to be a gross shade of yellow.
Removing calcium buildup from sinks and taps
It was her lucky day, because I had just the solution in mind!
When cleaning sinks, it’s important not to use aggressive cleaners. Harsh acids can burn chrome taps turning them black almost instantly.
The solution is Impact, a safety acid toilet bowl cleaner. What sets it apart from your typical hydrochloric acid bowl cleaner is that it will not burn. It’s also safe to use on metal.
As you can see in the picture above, the results are amazing. To use, Impact bowl cleaner, follow these 4 simple steps:
- Pour the Impact directly onto the calcium deposits. It’s a thick product that clings nicely to the affected areas. You will see almost immediately white bubbles starting to form! That’s the acid reacting to the calcium.
- Go grab a coffee and let the Impact sit for a few minutes — why scrub when you can let the chemical do the work?!
- To finish up, I give it a light scrub with an old toothbrush — that’s the secret to getting into tight areas — and brush away the grunge.
- Now for the fourth and final step: give it a rinse and polish the chrome with a clean cloth to give it beautiful factory shine!
Simple, right?! You’ll be amazed at the results.
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‘Til next time, keep it clean!