How to Clean Chrome Fixtures in Your Bathroom and Kitchen - HappyCleans

Posted on May 27th, 2024

Chrome fixtures are popular for bathrooms and kitchens because of the material’s durability and low maintenance quality. But sometimes, keeping them sparkling can feel like an endless battle against water spots, soap scum, and hard water stains. Cleaning mistakes with chrome fixtures can be costly because you risk permanently damaging their shiny and elegant surface coating when you use the wrong product. If you’re looking to learn how to clean your chrome fixtures properly? You’re in the right place! In this article, we’ve compiled expert cleaning tips to ensure all chrome in your home sparkles like new.

How to Clean Chrome Faucet

  • For everyday cleaning, wipe down your chrome faucet with a dry microfiber cloth after each use. 
  • For a more thorough clean, wipe the chrome surface with a dampened microfiber cloth with warm, soapy water. Use dish soap, like the original Blue Dawn, or mild laundry detergent for best results. Let it sit for a few minutes, then rinse with a clean, damp cloth. Buff dry with another microfiber cloth to prevent streaks. 
  • For stubborn hard water stains – Create a solution of equal parts white vinegar and water, an effective and common ingredient in many green cleaning or home cleaning hacks.  Apply the natural cleaning solution with a microfiber cloth, let it sit for a few minutes, then wipe clean and buff dry. 

After cleaning your chrome faucet, apply a premium wax to give it an extra layer of protection and prevent water spots and fingerprints.

How to Clean a Chrome Showerhead

Deep clean and tackle mineral buildup in your chrome showerhead in an eco-friendly way. Fill a plastic bag with white vinegar and secure it around the showerhead with a rubber band, ensuring all the spray holes are submerged. Soak for a few hours, then remove the bag and scrub any persistent mineral deposits with a soft toothbrush dipped in the vinegar solution. Rinse thoroughly with clean water and enjoy a sparkling shower experience!

Don’t Use These Cleaning Products That Can Damage Chrome Fixtures 

Chemical-based cleaners and tools are sometimes necessary for deep cleaning and disinfecting specific areas at home. However, they are not recommended for cleaning chrome and other delicate materials because they have stringent ingredients that can cause discoloration or dull, scratch, or corrode their special coatings and finish. If you’re cleaning bathroom or kitchen chrome fixtures, steer clear of the following:

  • Chemical toilet bowl cleaners
  • Abrasive cleaning tools, like scrub sponges, stiff brushes, steel wool 
  • Bleach- and ammonia-based cleaning products 
  • Commercially available rust removers

Make Your Chrome Shine Again with a Professional Deep Cleaning Service!

Tired of scrubbing and haven’t seen your chrome fixtures truly shine in ages? Consider treating yourself to a professional deep cleaning service! At HappyCleans, our deep cleaning packages specifically target kitchens and bathrooms, including meticulous cleaning and polishing chrome fixtures. Our expert cleaners will do the muscle work to banish stubborn hard water stains and soap scum, leaving your chrome faucets, showerheads, and towel racks gleaming like new.  

Let’s make your home dazzling again! Book a home cleaning today!