Many homeowners face the challenge of using hard water, which may bring hard water to your tap. Higher amounts of minerals in hard water usually result in minerals and lime deposits in taps or drains. These deposits can be removed with window cleaners or mild abrasive cleaners, but be careful not to use rough sponges or strong soap pads that may damage the faucet surface. More stubborn sediments may require specialized cleaners (faucet warehouses contain some great faucet cleaning solutions). Professional detergents specially designed for these and other types of problems are usually the best choice to maintain the beauty of the tap. These detergents are reasonably priced and worth investing in.