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My Faucet Is Corroded From Hard Water. Yuck!

Hard water is an unfortunately common problem in Las Vegas that many homeowners have to deal with. You may suspect that you have a hard water problem if you see spots on your dishes or stains on your tub or tile. Hard water generally will leave behind a white residue or film on various surfaces that water comes into contact with. It also can lead to corrosion on your faucets. Corroded faucets can be unsightly, but this is more than an aesthetic issue. Corrosion from hard water can also impact how well your faucets function. It can cause water to spurt out of the faucet rather than to stream down with a gentle flow, and it can even cause knobs and handles to be harder to turn. Severe corrosion may make the faucets not functional at all.

How To Remove Corrosion From Your Faucet

Removing the corrosion is a top priority for many homeowners, and there are essentially two solutions available to you. One solution is to dissolve the hard water residue that is on the faucets. 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.

Another idea is to remove the faucets entirely. Replacing corroded faucets is a smart decision if your faucets are older and lack style that enhances your space. While corrosion can be removed, some homeowners may take this opportunity to make an upgrade or cosmetic enhancement to their home. A plumber from Pure Plumbing can assist you with faucet replacement services.

Replace Your Faucets

Keep in mind that whether you replace your faucets or clean the corrosion away, hard water deposits may continue to be a problem for you. Therefore, it is wise to combat the issue of hard water as well. After you have cleaned or replaced your faucets, consider installing a water softener system. This is a special type of water system that filters out the minerals and other debris in the water that is causing the staining, film or corrosion. The water that passes through your faucets in the future will not have minerals that can lead to corrosion in the future, and this is a true benefit to you.

The team at Pure Plumbing can assist you with all related plumbing services. We can help you to clean your corrosion or to replace the faucets with new fixtures. We can also assist you with the installation of a water softener system. If you are dealing with corrosion in your home’s bathrooms or kitchen, consider setting up an appointment with Pure Plumbing for assistance from a trained Las Vegas plumbing specialist.