How To Clean The Faucet With Vinegar

If you use your water more than once daily, you probably can’t resist throwing a couple of drops into the water at least once.

Many people use a toothbrush and water to cleanse the rest of their mouth every morning (well, they’d have to, for sure.). If you find yourself having a tough time not drooling in your mouth, this is one of those tasks you might make a habit of getting it done with. If you have a faucet, though, it’s always handy to know how to use a vinegar rinse for an even cleaner water flow.

You first have to make sure you have some vinegar on hand. If you live in a dry city or country (think Phoenix), you probably don’t have any, so don’t be a scrubby scrub (not to mention ungrateful). Fortunately, you have plenty of options. We went to the store to get a bottle of vinegar, but they were sold out of all varieties of Vinegar, so we went with a basic red or white bottle of regular white vinegar. The vinegar we bought smelled so horrible (we thought it was moldy, but it was just the basic white vinegar we had) that we tossed it in the garbage. 

This can sometimes be a problem, especially if you’re making the recipe for a new kitchen… if you use some sort of dish soap, chances are a good vinegar rinse will make your water taste even worse. If you get used to having a vinegar smell (it’s not the smell you’ll be getting after a shower, but something stronger than that that comes with using a new water system), you’ll find yourself using more vinegar when you’re at home every few days. 

To clean your faucet, start by squirting some  vinegar  on the bottom with a clean rag. 

Next turn the faucet on, and start scrubbing the  bottom  of the faucet with the rag while turning the faucet, using the bottom of your rag to clean up the top of the faucet so you don’t get left with a puddle of vinegar on the inside.

The purpose of the vinegar rinse is to clear the air from the faucet (a process that also helps remove any residual soap from the faucet). If you can’t do this without squirting a bit of liquid onto the faucet or the rest of your dirty dishes, it should be fine for the dishwasher.

Once you’ve gotten rid of ALL the residue , you can either flush your faucet with water (you should never water your faucet in a hot, humid neighborhood) or just run the faucet using an air pressure release valve or other methods to rinse it clean. 

If you’ve tried other vinegar rinses on your kitchen, please share!

(images and some text ©  Dannielle .