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Is this a good hack or is it whack? We use a garment steamer to remove hard water from faucets

Posted at 3:45 PM, Nov 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-13 17:46:04-05

This week, we took a break from trying products and tested a hack. Living in Arizona is paradise, but, as many of you know, we have hard water. The mineral deposits can build up over time around faucets, and sometimes scrubbing just doesn't work to remove it all. So, will a garment steamer be the solution? I'll let you know if it's Bull or No Bull!

We turned on the steamer. Then, we moved the steamer all around one of our bathroom sink faucets for about one minute to let the heat saturate the buildup. The deposits seemed to melt away, appearing to drip off the faucet.

We used a damp hand towel to wipe off the residue. To our surprise, the hard water was gone! Our faucet looked as good as new!

So, we tried it again on another sink faucet. We repeated the process a couple times, but one small section of the hard water remained. So, we turned to a typical remedy. We used a sponge with warm water and white vinegar to remove and polish it off. Be sure to scrub using the soft side of the sponge because the rough side can ruin the finish.

We tried the steamer hack on another sink faucet, and it worked! That's basically three for three!

So, where does this hack rank on our Bull or No Bull Meter? I'm going with... NO BULL!

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