How to Remove Hard Water Stains

Here is another in a never-ending sequence of “good news/bad news” stories.

This one starts with your pearly white tub, shower enclosure, and tub, the ones you were so pleased with when they were first installed.  week after week, you’ve shown your appreciation for these bathroom upgrades by vigorously cleaning them along with everything else in your bathroom.

Over time, however, you noticed that for all your diligence, these once sparking white bathroom fixtures started looking grey and dingy.  So how did you respond?  Of course:  with twice a week cleanings.  And still, nothing improved.

We’re here to tell you that the problem isn’t your cleaning methods or frequency, but rather hard water flowing through your pipes.  But before we get to our whole-house solution, here’s how to clean away those hard water stains you’re already dealing with:

  • Clean with vinegar – Mix equal amounts of water and distilled white vinegar in a spray bottle.  Then spray a generous amount of the solution on the affected area and wipe the stains away with a rag.  If the stain persists, reapply the solution and let it sit for a while before wiping.
  • Store-bought, chemical cleaners – This method should be employed only if the water and vinegar solution doesn’t deliver the desired result.

Of course, wouldn’t life be grand(er) if you could prevent those nasty hard water stains in the first place?  The kind that could also show up on dishes, glasses, cooking utensils, and elsewhere?  Well, now you can with a water treatment system from Anthony’s Plumbing, Heating & Air.  It’s a whole-house solution that removes the excess minerals (calcium and magnesium) from your water right at the source.

Soft water will also help prevent water pipe corrosion, the need to wash clothes multiple times, dry skin, dull hair, and other hard-water related problems.  For more information, including a free in-home quote, contact us today.

How to Remove Hard Water Stains
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