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December 31st, 2017 in Hard Water, Plumbing Tips

How to Remove Hard Water Spots


Remove Hard Water SpotsDid you know that more than 85% of homes in the United States deal with hard water issues? That’s an astounding amount of hard water stains that have to be dealt with on a regular basis.

WHAT IS HARD WATER?
Hard water contains high levels of calcium and magnesium. When water evaporates it leaves behind those elements and we see those ugly white spots. Hard water is safe to drink, but unfortunately takes its toll on our appliances, clothing and extra household cleaning time.

NATURAL CLEANING METHODS
There are many commercial products on the shelves in stores, but if you’d like to go the more natural route, vinegar gets the big “high five”! By mixing equal amounts of vinegar and water you can create your own hard water spot remover. Combine that mixture with your favorite scrub brush and gloves, and you are ready to remove those unsightly spots.

Another method that may lower the elbow grease around the more troublesome areas, such as faucets, is to saturate small rags with vinegar and then leave them directly where the spots are the most fierce for about an hour. Remove the rags and then use the vinegar/water solution to make sure you didn’t miss any spots. Once you’ve achieved that clean you were looking for, rinse off the area with a sponge or paper towel.

PREVENTION
Just like a bad penny, those hard water spots are going to keep reappearing. The best way to keep those spots from getting out of hand is to make sure to add their removal to your cleaning ritual.

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