It’s time for spring cleaning and with that comes the need for a deep cleaning of the appliances we often glance over. By the time we get around to doing a deep clean, stains have become almost impossible to eliminate. Beyond that, dry, irritated skin and brittle hair are becoming problematic. For the most part, hard water solutions come in the form of scrubbing with water and baking soda or other cleaning agents. Avoiding hard water staining can be done with a whole house water filtration system but to remove them, but there are a few ways that will get the job done.
Removing Hard Water Staining
If you have hard water, you’re very familiar with the spots and stains that make appearances on your dishes, appliances, bathroom fixtures, and shower doors. The toughest stains to scrub off are mineral deposits, and they are very difficult to get rid of. While a Texas water softener is the best way to prevent them, here are a few ways to get rid of them.
One way to prevent your brand-new faucets from looking like antiques is to soak a rag in vinegar and drape it over your faucet anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. Once the vinegar has broken up the mineral deposits, you can gently scrub the stains until your faucet is looking new again. Shower heads will be a bit more difficult. At Central Texas Water Softeners, we suggest filling a plastic ziplock bag with vinegar and securing it to your shower head for at least an hour. As it did for the faucet, the vinegar will break up the mineral deposits and you’ll be able to scrub the stains off.
It may not seem possible but porcelain and ceramic fixtures are subject to hard water staining. A hard water solution is to find a sponge or scrubber that allows for significant pressure to be applied without scratching your fixtures. Once you find the proper cleaning tool, soak it in vinegar and scrub away.
Without a whole house water filtration system, hard water stains can accumulate on windows and glass such as your shower door. Removing them can be tricky as you don’t want to scuff the glass. Our water softener company suggests getting a spray bottle and filling it with equal parts vinegar and liquid dish soap, spraying it onto the glass, and wiping it off with a cloth that won’t scratch the glass door.
Preventing Hard Water Staining
If all of this sounds like a lot of work, you’re not alone. It’s definitely a hassle, even more so when they go ignored. The good news is there’s a permanent solution for hard water staining. The best water softener filters are simple and efficient ways to address all of these stains and more as they filter water through resin beads, which attract and remove calcium and magnesium ions from your water supply.
The result is clean and pure water that won’t damage your skin and hair or leave hard water stains on your fixtures and appliances. To learn which Texas water softener is right for you and your home or to understand the severity of the hard water in your home, contact us at Central Texas Water Softeners. We’ll perform a FREE water test, determine the severity of your hard water, and recommend the best water softener system for your home and water. Give us a call today at 830.730.6799!