How to remove hard water stains.
Hard water stains annoying you?
If you have ever parked your car next to a sprinkler or had a glass shower door, you have no doubt dealt with some hard water stains, some of those marks may still be there today.
If your home has hard water, this means the H2O has a surplus of minerals: those such as limestone, calcium, and magnesium. Over time, when the water evaporates, these minerals are left behind and begin to stain whatever they are one.
Hard water can be found on:
- shower doors
If you're like me, a simple Google search for a hard water stain remover will provide you with a list of supplies ready to tackle the problem. With one quick trip to Target, you will be ready to get the job done.
If a Target or Amazon shopping trip is not ideal, there are many home remedies that solve the issue. Our favorite methods are:
Use a ratio of 50/50 (might want to consider 75/25 for really tough stains) of white distilled vinegar to water.
Put this in a bowl or spray bottle and douse the area.
Allow to sit for 5-10 minutes (longer if needed).
Scrub with an old toothbrush or towel. If you use a sponge, avoid using the tough part as you do not want to scratch the surface.
Mix Baking Soda with a small amount of water to create a paste.
Apply the paste to an old cloth.
Scrub the area vigorously to allow the paste to lift the stain.
As always, if you are going to hire a professional company to clean your home or workplace, ensure that they remove all hard water stains from your place. As you now know, these are not easy to get out and your Windex or glass cleaner is not equipped to fix the issue. Your cleaning company should be equipped and should do this as a standard level of perfection for you.