How To Remove Hard Water Stains

Posted on August 1st, 2018 by BlueMountain

The best way to prevent hard water stains is to install a whole-home water softener. Until you do, here’s how to get rid of those pesky hard water stains.

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You most likely already have vinegar in your kitchen pantry. Mix half vinegar and half water and put the solution in a spray bottle. Spray the affected area and scrub with a sponge or toothbrush. And don’t worry about the smell; you can clean the surface with something else after to remove the strong vinegar smell.

Baking Soda

Apply baking soda directly on the hard water stain and rub it with a coarse cloth or sponge. This method will take longer than others, but it will work, you just have to have patience!

Hydrochloric acid

Many cleaners that remove hard water stains include hydrochloric acid in their ingredients. But be careful, this is a very harsh chemical. Only use hydrochloric acid as a last resort. When you use this product, make sure your windows are open to promote proper airflow.

If you have tried all these options and are looking for a more permanent fix, consider installing a whole-house water conditioning system.

Read more: How Water Conditioning Can Be The Key To a Cleaner Home

Water softeners, water conditioners, whole house filtration and drinking water systems from Blue Mountain will transform your home. You’ll enjoy the clear, clean, crisp water while cooking, cleaning, and showering — it will make you wonder how you went so long without it. Find out more about our water conditioning services, here.

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