How Do I Remove Calcium Buildup On My Faucet?

How Do I Remove Calcium Buildup On My Faucet?

16th May 2022

If you've been noticing a white film or build-up on your faucet, it's likely that you have hard water. This is caused by the presence of calcium and magnesium in your water supply. While these minerals are beneficial for your health, they can be a nuisance when it comes to cleaning. In this blog article, we will provide four methods for removing calcium build-up from your faucet. Keep reading to learn more and shop now to find the perfect solution for preventing future calcium and hard water buildup!

White Vinegar

One simple way to remove calcium build-up is to soak a cloth in white vinegar and wrap it around the affected area. Leave it on for a few hours, then scrub the area with a toothbrush. Once it looks clean, rinse the area and it should look good as new!


For a chemical cleaning option, you can try using a commercial descaling solution, such as CLR. Just follow the instructions on the bottle. Or another more gentle chemical option is by using dish soap and a wet cloth. Be sure to rinse the area well after either cleaning agent.

Pumice Stone

For stubborn calcium build-up, you may need to use a pumice stone. Wet the stone and rub it over the affected area in a circular motion. Be sure to rinse off the area afterward to remove any residue.

Lemon or Citrus

Our last method for getting rid of calcium buildup and preventing it is by using lemon and installing a salt-free water softener system. Lemon is a natural agent that breaks down calcium so you can try scrubbing a wedge on your faucet to get rid of that buildup. At NuvoH2O, we also recommend using a salt-free water softener that uses citrus which will constantly help prevent and reduce hard water or calcium buildup. 

We hope that these tips have been helpful! At NuvoH2O, we are always here to help with your salt-free water softener needs. To learn more about our products and to find the perfect system for your home, shop now!