Hard water can be a real pain in the neck when it comes to the unsightly stains that it leaves behind on bathroom and kitchen surfaces. Those blemishes are nasty looking and it can be extremely hard to fully remove them. The ugly spots and stains are caused by water that contains large amounts of minerals such as limestone, calcium, and magnesium. These metals and minerals are naturally occurring, most often in areas with low water tables and mountainous regions, and water that contains them is perfectly safe to use and drink. The biggest downside to it is the crusty, whitish colored mineral deposits and stubborn stains that it leaves behind, which over time gradually build up on stuff.
Many people struggle to remove these stains and often think that they need strong, harsh chemical cleaners to get rid of them effectively. However, there is a better, more simple, and affordable way to go about cleaning surfaces with mineral build up that has been caused by hard water.
Soak some paper towels in vinegar and placed them on the areas with hard water. Fill a spray bottle filled with vinegar and spray the towels every time you walked past. After about 20 minutes take the towels off and scrub off the hard water with an old toothbrush. For areas with thick hard water, put the towels back on, spray with more vinegar and wait another hour keeping the towels soaked with vinegar. You shouldn’t have to scrub really hard, the hard water will off easily after soaking in vinegar.
Warning: Do not use vinegar on marble countertops or other stoneware, as it can cause the stone to pit and corrode.
Jen – thethriftyhome