Even if you are very careful, hard water build-up around your household is very difficult to clean. Removing hard stains and spots is never as easy as it looks on all commercials. In America, 85% of households have problems with hard water, but this problem goes worldwide.
In simplest terms, the hardness of the water depends on the amount of calcium and magnesium in the water. These minerals stick to your sinks, glasses, shower, windows, tiles, etc leaving unappealing white or yellow marks that are very hard to clean.
However, if you act fast and smart you can clean these hard water marks without using harsh and expensive chemicals. Let’s explore all the options before they permanently damage the objects that come in close contact with hard water.
How To Remove Hard Water Stains
Apply a little bit of toothpaste to the surface that has hard water build up with a toothbrush. The toothpaste contains mild abrasives that will gently remove the stains from the surface. You can even use toothpaste on a brittle crystal glasses.
- Apple cider vinegar
In a spray bottle add apple cider vinegar and distilled water in a 50:50 ratio. Spray freely on your windows or any other surface that’s made of glass. Wipe the solution with a microfiber cloth. Repeat the procedure as many times as needed. You can use white vinegar instead of ACV.
- Baking soda
This ingredient is especially recommended for your glasses. What you need to do is mix3 teaspoons of baking soda in a 500 ml of lukewarm water. Wet the cloth and wipe your glasses. Then rinse the glasses well with lukewarm water. The white stains will disappear quickly and your glasses will shine once again.
- Hydrogen peroxide
You can use hydrogen peroxide on your shower. Make a solution by mixing one cup of alcohol, one cup of hydrogen peroxide, two cups of water, one teaspoon dishwashing detergent and one teaspoon of dishwashing rinse aid. Put the liquid in a spray bottle and spray generously on your shower and tiles. Leave it for 10-15 minutes to act. Then, wipe it off with a dry cloth.
- Epsom salt
Epsom salt is a great ingredient to remove hard water build up in your bathroom. It acts as an exfoliating agent that will rub off the stains very effectively. Just mix half a cup of baking soda, 50 ml dishwashing detergent and half a cup of baking soda. Apply the mixture to your sink, tiles or shower. Rub it gently with a brush and wipe it off with a cloth.