- Why am I unable to turn the thermostat handle on my valve?
- How far should I open the service stops on my thermostat valve?
- How does the F962VO valve work?
- How does the Artos F943-VO valve work?
- Why is the diverter handle hard to turn on the Artos F943-VO valve?
- Why is my Artos F943-VO valve leaking from the diverter cartridge?
- How do I troubleshoot my Artos F943-VO valve?
- Why is the water not hot enough from the Artos F904A-VO valve?
- How does the Artos F903A-40VO valve work?
- Has the diverter cartridge for the Artos F943-VO valve changed?
- Why are the spindles on the Artos F943-VO valve too long?
- How do I recalibrate my Artos thermostat valve?
- How do I replace the cartridges on my Artos F943-VO valve?
- How do I install an upgrade kit for my Artos F904-VO (pre-2014 model)?
- How do I increase the water temperature on my Artos F904A-VO valve?
- Why has my Artos F904A-VO valve cartridge separated while removing it?
- Can I install my towel dryer with the heating element facing up?
- Can I reposition the heating element from my Artos towel dryer?
- Why is my hydronic towel dryer leaking?
- How do I clean my towel dryer?
- How do I hang towels on my Artos Cadiz towel dryer?
- How long are the mounting brackets for Artos towel dryers?
- How do I top off my fluid-filled towel dryer?
- What are the differences between plug-in and hardwired towel dryers?
- Why do hydronic towel dryers need to be on a closed loop system?
- How hot should my towel dryer get?
- What comes included with my Artos towel dryer?
- What side of Artos towel dryers is the heating element installed on?
- What are Artos towel dryers made of?
- How do I replace the heating element for my Artos towel dryer?
- Why is the timer for my towel dryer not working?
- How do I increase the flow on my Artos F402-2 tub filler?
- Why are open waterfall tub spouts not available in matte black?
- Why does my shower arm escutcheon not fit on the shower arm?
- Why is the spout on my Artos F501-8-1 faucet wobbly or leaking?
- Is a rain showerhead right for me?
- How do I install a shower body jet with a male connection?
- How does the Artos 6" square rain showerhead work?
- How does the Artos 12" square rain showerhead work?
- How does the Artos 6" round rain showerhead work?
- How does the Artos 8" square rain showerhead work?
- How does the Artos 8" round rain showerhead work?
- How does the Artos 10" square rain showerhead work?
- How does the Artos 10" round rain showerhead work?
- How does the Artos multifunction shower head work?
- How do I remove the flow restrictor from my hand held shower or shower head?
- How does the Artos 12" round rain showerhead work?
- How do I replace the cartridge on my Artos F802-2 tub filler?
- How do I install a flow restrictor for my hand shower?
How do I clean my chrome and brushed nickel fixtures?
Dealing with water spots and calcium buildup on your elegant chrome or brushed nickel fixtures can be frustrating. But fear not, we have the tips and tricks to help you maintain that shiny new look for your bathroom and kitchen fixtures year after year. Follow these guidelines to keep your fixtures looking their best.
Preventive Maintenance: The Best Defense
The first line of defense against tarnishing and buildup is simple yet effective: regular preventive maintenance. After each use, take a few seconds to wipe down your chrome fixtures with a dry towel or soft rag. This quick routine not only maintains their sparkle but can also save you from spending hours scrubbing later.
Handling Minor Calcium Build-Up
If you spot a minor calcium build-up on your chrome and brushed nickel fixtures, don't worry. Flitz cleaner and polish come to the rescue. This specialized product is designed to gently remove the unsightly residue without harming the finish. Follow the instructions on the product for optimal results.
Taking on Stubborn Build-Up
For more stubborn calcium deposits that seem unwilling to budge, consider turning to Bar Keeper's Friend powder or spray cleaner. This heavy-duty solution can tackle even the toughest build-up. However, exercise caution—it's potent. To prevent accidental damage, use only a small amount at a time. Overusing Bar Keeper's Friend can potentially scratch the fixtures or remove the finish, so apply it judiciously.
A Word of Caution: Protect Your Fixtures
Remember, while Bar Keeper's Friend can be a powerful ally, it should be used with care. Apply only the necessary amount to clean the fixtures without harming them. Using too much might lead to scratches or even damage the finish. Protect your fixtures by using small doses and a gentle touch.
Bonus: Watch the Cleaning Video
To further guide you through the process, we've provided a helpful video below. This visual guide will demonstrate step by step how to maintain the pristine appearance of your bathroom and kitchen fixtures.
With these simple yet effective methods, you can effortlessly uphold the shine of your chrome and brushed nickel fixtures, ensuring they remain the highlight of your home for years to come.