Cleaning a Bathroom Faucet with Steam
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Friday, September 29, 2017
Materials Needed: 
  • HomeRight SteamMachine 53
  • Distilled water
  • Paper towels or cleaning rags

Project Steps


Sometimes the nooks and crannies in smaller spaces can be hard to clean. I noticed the edges of our bathroom sink faucets seemed grimy, no matter how hard I scrubbed, and even though they are deep cleaned once a week.

I’ve tried toothbrushes, scrapers, and other things to try to get at the gunk, but it never seems to get as clean as I would like it and seems to have a constant filmy layer.

I used the HomeRight SteamMachine with the jet nozzle to get at the hard-to-reach grime. It made my bathroom faucet look sparkling new and so pretty! It also grossed me out how dirty it really was.

Step 1

IMPORTANT! First read through all of the directions the HomeRight Steam Machine Model 53.

To prevent steam burns and injury, it’s important to follow every step recommended in the directions. Also, read through the cleaning directions recommended buy your faucet and countertop manufacturer before cleaning to make sure that using a steamer is a good fit. Also, protect surrounding areas from excess moisture and dripping water and condensation.

Step 2

After following the steamer's filling directions, wait for your steamer to heat up and build pressure.                                      

Step 3

After it has indicated it’s ready for use, operate the jet nozzle a few inches away from the faucet. Following the usage directions, move slowly around the faucet, always keeping the steam end pointed away from you.

Step 4

This is where you will need those old rags or towels. You’ll start to see the gunk come off of the faucet so be sure to stop periodically. The steamer does produce water around the surface of whatever you are cleaning. Let the water cool completely, and then wipe up the excess. I repeated these steps and cleaned around it until I felt it was as clean as I was going to get it. It was a lot dirtier than I thought!

Step 5

Use another clean, dry rag to remove the last of the moisture, and end by buffing the faucet.

I am thrilled with how clean and shiny our faucet looks now, and a bit disgusted with how dirty it was, even though we cleaned it regularly! I will be steam cleaning all of my faucets and fixtures from now on!

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