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How to Get Rid of Hard Water Stains

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

No matter how much you scrub, hard water stains can be extremely difficult to remove.  However, it’s not impossible to get rid of that pesky ring around your toilet bowl, or the water stains on your shower door.

All you need is: white paper towels, white vinegar, a spray bottle, towel and to follow these three easy steps:

  1. Soak the white paper towels with the vinegar. Wipe the paper towels over the hard water stains. In order to dissolve stains on flat surfaces let the towels soak on the surface for 25 minutes or more.
  2. Pour the vinegar into a spray bottle and spray over shower doors, head and faucets.   The vinegar should saturate the stains for about 30 minutes.  Once this is done wipe a wet sponge over the surfaces until all the vinegar is gone.
  3. If the hard water stains are still prevalent, repeat this process.  Then dry all surfaces with a towel once the vinegar has been removed.

Note: Hard water stains accumulate on surfaces because of excessive minerals in the water. Magnesium and calcium are the two main minerals associated with hard water and are almost impossible to remove with just soap and water. If vinegar doesn’t do the trick, then purchasing a phosphoric acid from the janitorial supply store should do it.

Prevention is the best medicine

As with anything else, prevention is the best medicine.  A water softener will prevent most hard water stains.  Also, using a squeegee after showering will help a lot.

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