Inside: Dealing with dirty, moldy faucet handles? Clean them with these easy tips on how to clean bathroom faucet handles. The difference will amaze you!
In parts of our house, we have replaced some of the faucets and updated them with oil rubbed bronze. However, in a few rooms like our bathroom, we still have the older faucet handle that is clear crystal.
I don't mind it too much except that they are a lot more difficult to keep clean. The bathroom faucet handles tend to get dirty with calcium build-up and even sometimes mold and mildew.
If you don't clean bathroom faucet handles it can make your whole bathroom seem dirty and gross. Since mine had been needed a clean for quite a while I decided to take some pictures while I clean the faucets.
If you are dealing with dirty or moldy bathroom faucets check out how to clean bathroom faucet handles so they shine.
How To Clean Bathroom Faucet Handles
To start you will want to remove the front end cap from your faucet handle. Just use a flat head screwdriver to remove the cap.
My faucet requires a very small screwdriver to do this. You will want to be careful not to tear up the plastic when doing this.
Once the cap is removed you will notice the crystal faucet handle is held on by a screw.
Remove the screw and you should be able to pull the faucet handle off. You can see below how gross mine was on the inside.
Place the faucet handle and the end cap in a large bowl or cup of vinegar for about 30 minutes to an hour depending on how dirty it is.
While the faucet handle is soaking you can now clean up around your faucet. Just use a microfiber cloth or rag and some vinegar to clean it. Wipe it down until all of the calcium build up and mold is gone.
After your faucet handle is finished soaking then take an old toothbrush or a denture brush and clean the inside of the faucet. All of the mold and calcium build up should just easily scrub away. Scrub the end cap too if it needs it.
Rinse the handle and end cap in warm water and lay it out to dry. Once it is dry you can easily reinstall the faucet handle back onto the faucet.
It only took a few minutes of my time but my faucet looks so much better! Check out how clean and shiny it is now.
With these simple tips on how to clean bathroom faucet handles you can have your faucets shining all the time. No more calcium build up or mold and mildew.
Want some other easy bathroom cleaning tips? Check out how to easily remove limescale from the faucet. It's easy and will leave your faucet heads looking great.