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Cleaning Do's and Don'ts: Eliminating Hard Water Stains in your Bathroom

Does your once bright and shiny bathtub, sink, or shower now look dull, stained and dingy? Do you spend hours scrubbing the stained areas in hope of removing the stains, only to be disappointed by the results? Then look no further, this article is for you!

What exactly are Hard Water Stains?

Hard water stains happen when the water has a higher than normal mineral count usually containing calcium and magnesium ions. When the hard, mineral rich water evaporates, a residue is left behind which results in a hard water stain that can show up on glass, porcelain, tile, and even metal surfaces.

There are several different ways to eliminate hard water stains without the use of harmful chemicals. Listed below are 3 different natural, homemade cleaners:

Vinegar & Water:

  • Start by mixing a 50/50 mix of vinegar and water in a spray bottle.

  • Spray the mixture in your tub and wait several minutes before wiping clean.

Lemon Juice:

  • Spray fresh lemon juice on hard water stains.

  • Rinse after 10 minutes and wipe the surface dry.

How to Remove Hard Water Stains from around the Faucet:

  • Soak one or more cleaning rags in vinegar.

  • Wrap the rag around the faucet handle and leave it for an hour.

  • Remove the rag and wipe clean with a towel or sponge.

How to Clean Hard Water Deposits from your Shower Head:

  • Fill a plastic bag with vinegar and attach it to the shower head by slipping the top of it underneath a rubber band.

  • Wait 1 hour and remove the bag.

  • Run the water to flush the system and polish with a clean cloth.

Cleaning is hard enough as it is, why spend more time on it than you have to? Hard water stains can be pesky and really take away from the visual appeal of cleanliness that we are all after, especially in our bathrooms. Bring back the shine, save yourself some time, and restore your bathroom with these fast and easy tips.

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