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How to Remove Hard Water Stains

Whether you live on well water or you utilize city water, there is likely hard water flowing through your pipes. We’ve discussed in the past how hard water can impact your home, including the residue and build-up it leaves on your plumbing fixtures, appliances, and even your dishes; but one thing we haven’t covered is how to get rid of those pesky stains.

There are quite a few methods you can choose between to rid yourself of both the stains and the buildup, but the ones we’re covering are all-natural and won’t be harmful to your health.

How to Remove: Hard Water Spots

You might notice hard water spots on the glass door of your shower or on your favorite wine glass, but this solution should clean it right up in no time.

Recipe for cleaning hard water spots:

  • Mix one part water and one part vinegar inside of a spray bottle

  • Spray this mixture onto your shower doors, glassware, or whatever needs attention and let it sit for a few minutes

  • Finally, take a damp sponge and scrub away!

This process might take a bit of elbow grease, and you may need to spray it down a few times, but it will have your doors sparkling like new in no time!

How to Remove: Hard Water Build-Up

Did you know that hard water buildup can affect the water pressure of your faucets and showerheads? Eliminate this water obstacle with our solution.

Recipe for cleaning hard water build-up from surfaces:

  • Wipe the faucet with a damp sponge, warm water, and dish detergent

  • Next, wipe it down with a rag soaked in lemon juice. The citric acid in the lemon will dissolve the mineral build-up and is safe to use on chrome, brass, or copper.

  • If these steps don’t work, then fill a sandwich bag with ⅓ cup of vinegar and secure it around the faucet with a rubber band. Let it soak for about an hour and then wipe off the deposits with a sponge.

While we won’t be there to clean up the hard water stains, we can prevent them from ever showing up in the first place with our water treatment systems. Contact JSP Home Services today to learn more about our water softeners.


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