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How to Remove Hard Water Stains

February 9, 2022 | Blog

Hard water affects upwards of 85% of U.S. households. The likelihood that your home is one of them is high. Hard water can stain porcelain, leave glass spotty and build up on faucets. The good news is it is easy to clean most hard water stains.

Axsom Air is here to teach you what you need to know about getting rid of the signs of hard water. Learn how to get your home sparkling clean and say goodbye to hard water stains.

What is Hard Water?

Water is “hard” depending on its mineral content. Specifically, if there is a high concentration of calcium, iron or magnesium present.

When hard water dries on a surface, it can leave a cloudy residue behind. Deposits then build up in your appliances and faucets, making them less efficient.

If your tap water is high in iron, hard water stains in your tub and sinks can stain the surfaces a rusty brown. Hard water stains can also make your glassware and shower doors look spotty or cloudy.

Hard Water Stains

Your bathtub and shower are not the only places where hard water stains occur. The effects of hard water can also appear throughout your home, such as your:

  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Shower and tub
  • Sinks
  • Glassware

Cleaning Hard Water Stains

Specialized Products

There are many different cleaning products on the market today. You can choose specialized solutions to clean glass shower doors. Or use a different product to make sure your glassware comes out of the dishwasher spotless.

DIY Hard Water Cleaner

Diluted vinegar and a drop of dishwashing soap can cut through tough hard water deposits. This solution is not recommended for marble surfaces because it can cause blemishes. Instead, choose this method for build-up around faucets or spray onto glass doors.

Physically Remove Hard Water

Swipe water off of your shower doors with a squeegee to prevent hard water from drying on the glass. Wipe your kitchen faucets and bathroom spouts often to avoid hard water buildup. The easiest way to avoid hard water deposits is to not let them build up in the first place.

Removers for Tough Deposits

If your hard water stains are rust-colored or DIY methods have failed, it may be time to apply a stronger product. Follow the directions for rust, lime and calcium removers. Be careful when using chemicals to treat difficult or stubborn stains.

Avoid Hard Water

Save yourself the hassle of cleaning hard water stains around your home. Avoid having to invest in many different products for cleaning each different area. Stop wasting time and energy decalcifying your toilet and scrubbing rust out of your tub.

Invest in a water softener and put the days of hard water deposits behind you. Imagine: no longer having to polish cloudy glasses and decalcify crusty
faucets. Enjoy having clean, soft water all the time, anytime.

Axsom Air Water Softener Services

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