Sunday, April 21, 2013

Cleaning Your Sink's Spray Nozzle Naturally

We have very hard water where we live and it tends to cause build up pretty quickly.  Do you remember back HERE where I showed you the amazing "clean sink's friend" I found? Well, I thought why not clean the spray nozzle all at the same time? I didn't want to use the chemical cleaner to clean the nozzle for fear of it getting stuck down in the sprayer.  I used one simple ingredient.  I would imagine you'll have it it in your cupboard just like I did.
I used plain white distilled vinegar, like the kind you use for cooking.  Just pour enough to cover your nozzle in a bowl or cup and soak.  That's all I did and in about 30 minutes I went and checked and all the hard water build up was gone.
It didnt get all of the build up off, but it got the biggest part of it.  The nozzle looks 100% better now.  It goes with the new sparkling clean sink better than it did when I started, for sure!
I suppose if I would have let it soak even longer it may very well have dissolved the remaining build up.  I will try that next time I need to clean the nozzle again.
We may not have a nice new farm house sink just yet, but in the meantime we will have a nice looking vintage harvest gold sink with a clean spray nozzle!

It doesn't have to be done all at once.  It is a slow process in the works! C-ya next time!

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  1. Ah vinegar, a girls best friend! Great tip! Thanks for sharing at Rain on a Tin Roof!

  2. Great idea. I am going to try on deposits on my water dispenser on my frig.
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  3. Great tip......Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

  4. Thanks for the tip! So simple! Love it! So glad you linked up to Give Me The Goods Monday! Can't wait to see what goods you bring next week! Hope you have a great weekend! Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

  5. Great idea :) Thanks for sharing this on The Creative HomeAcre Hop!
    Hope to see you again today. :)

  6. Oh my goodness... I totally needed to read that! My faucets are crazy covered in hard water-- Thanks for sharing at Super Saturday Show and Tell... come back again tomo and party again! xoxo~ Ruthie

  7. Does it matter weather you use Apple cinder viniger or white .I always thought you were suppose to use white for cleaning ?

    1. Hi Lori! I always use plain white vinegar, like the kind you use for cooking. :)

    2. How do you clean the spray hose? I will try that tip for the spray nozzle. Yes, my problem is with the hose and am beside myself at how to clean it or how to to replace it. I am an older women that tries to fix things herself.

    3. Hi there! I've never tried cleaning the hose, but I would imagine that you'd have to remove it and soak it in the vinegar for it to work well. Good luck! :)


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