HOW DO I CLEAN MY NEW TAPWARE?
Chrome is durable and ideally suited for taps and like most products there are different finish qualities between brands which are reflected in their price. This is one of the reasons why a $50 tap won’t last as long as a $200 tap. Chrome is applied during manufacturing by a process to the brass tapware body called electroplating and when chrome is not well maintained, it begins to lose its shine and luster.
It breaks my heart to see tapware wiped down with household chemical cleaners and this is one of the reasons why chrome tapware deteriorates over time. Cleaning agents such as Sodium Dodecyl Benzene Sulphonate, Dipropylene Glycol Butyl Ether, Alcohols, C10-12, Ethoxylated, Ethanol and Sodium Laureth Sulphate are common ingredients in products like Spray n Wipe and should not be used on any tapware. If you want to spray a product on your tapware look for cleaners that are PH neutral or better still, we recommend wiping down with soapy water and drying off with a micro fiber cloth to remove streaks.
If you have older tapware or a shower head that is cloudy looking this may be soap scum or calcium and lime scale build up. Try using CLR on the surface to remove the lime scale.
Limescale is a hard chalky deposit, consisting mainly of calcium carbonate that often builds up inside kettles, hot water systems and pipework and is usually a sign of the hardness in water.
KIS – keep it simple. Use a microfibre cloth to wipe down your chrome tapware and if it is dirty or has soap scum use some soapy water first to clean off any residue before drying down with a clean microfibre cloth… it’s that simple.