Rust is a bad look for any business, whether it’s in an employee or customer bathroom. It makes your bathroom look unclean, and can make a potential buyer or renter think twice before wanting to invest in your commercial property. While most rust stains can be prevented with proper maintenance, if you are the new tenant to a facility with rust, there are several ways you can get rid of it fast.
Below are four different DIY methods for removing rust that can be used at your commercial facility. If you have the time and put in a little elbow grease, these remedies can remove smaller rust stains from bathroom fixtures with ease.
Vinegar is a great cleaner for smaller rust spots and water stains. It works best for chrome-coated fixtures by letting the vinegar sit for a few minutes and then scrubbing gently with a cloth or toothbrush.
Baking soda is a favorite DIY home cleaner and can be equally useful at commercial facilities. By mixing baking soda and water, you can create a simple cleaning solution that gets rid of rust fast. Scrub it into the spots with a toothbrush and watch the rust slowly come off.
Steel Wool or Aluminum Foil
Sometimes a more abrasive solution must be used to get rid of extensive rust. If that is the case, you can use steel wool or a ball of aluminum foil to remove the rust. Soak the wool or foil in water and apply baking soda to the area before scrubbing. The combination of these methods can remove rust without scratching your fixtures.
For tough rust, a store-bought acidic cleaner can help remove rust from fixtures, but be careful. A strong acidic cleaner may cause corrosion to the metal, replacing one problem for the next. Use acidic cleaners sparingly, and do a test spot before spraying them on all your fixtures.
If nothing else works, call MaintenX!
If you have extensive rust and need to fully replace your bathroom fixtures, call MaintenX for help. We can help you find affordable, energy-efficient commercial restroom fixtures and install them quickly so you can get back to business. It’s our goal to make your bathroom project or remodel as fast and painless as possible. Contact us today to learn how we do it!