A huge part of India receives hard water. Hard water is water that has a higher mineral content in it which leaves behind a white chalky residue. Along with affecting the taste, hard water can also cause other problems. The chalky white mineral deposits left behind can build-up and cause stubborn stains on your fixtures and fittings. These are unsightly and can affect the efficiency of some fixtures, such as a showerhead, tap and so on.
Worry not, hard water stains don’t have to be your worst enemy! Follow these tips to clean them from your fixtures and surfaces.
1) Use Vinegar
For tough build-ups, vinegar will often work best. Fill a spray bottle with a solution of water and white vinegar, 2 cups each and spray onto the affected surface. Wait for 10 minutes and wipe it using a clean rag. Using vinegar will give you an added benefit by making your surfaces shine.
2) Use Baking Soda
In the spots where hard water stains have become tough to shift, baking soda is your solution. Create a paste of 2 tbsp. of baking soda and 2 cups of water. Using an old bristled brush, apply this paste directly onto the affected areas and leave it to settle for 45 minutes. Next, wipe it using a clean rag, rinse and dry.
3) Prevent Them from Occurring
Prevention is better than cure. Reduce the chances of stains forming in the first place. Always remember to wipe the surfaces and fixtures using a clean rag and ensure that no water is left behind after each use. This’ll keep the hard water stains at bay.
These remedies will effectively remove hard water stains from the surfaces at your home, leaving them sparkling.