Right now, your faucet fixture looks like a green monster is growing out of it…well, a green, blue and white monster.
Corrosion around the base of your faucet is incredibly common here in Gilbert, and other parts of the valley, where our Arizona hard water can wreak havoc on your home.
The minerals in our water can not only corrode your faucets, but break down the inside of your plumbing system and create costly damages to the hidden areas of your home.
What is Corrosion?
Corrosion is essentially a build-up of mineral deposits on your faucet or plumbing. Over time, these mineral deposits can actually eat away at your plumbing fixtures, causing them to leak, spray or just plain not work properly.
In fact, corrosion on your faucets and other plumbing fixtures can lead to leaks within the walls and increased water bills.
If you have soft water in your Gilbert home, corrosion shouldn’t be an issue for you. However, if you do not have a soft water system set up in your Gilbert home, over time your plumbing system will start to fail you.
How to Remove Corrosion from Faucets
There are two main reasons for removing corrosion from your sink faucets:
- It’s unsightly.
- It can lead to leaks and plumbing issues.
Before you go out and purchase plumbing chemicals from Lowe’s or Home Depot, try some simple white vinegar…
This is most easily done by soaking the area in undiluted white vinegar. You can soak the vinegar in a clean cloth and apply it directly to the corrosion, or you can pour the vinegar on to the area. Then, you can rinse and dry the area.
If that doesn’t work, I’d suggest replacing the faucet entirely.
Mineral and limescale build-up on your sink faucets could be a sign of something much more sinister going on within the plumbing of your home. Your best bet, call in an expert plumber to take a look at the issue.