How to Remove Hard Water Stains

 

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Take a peek inside of your shower, sink, and toilet for any mineral deposits, white spots, or colorful stains. If any of these are present then you have a hard water problem. Many areas across the country are subject to hard water, but there are ways to remove these stains from your home.

Prevention
The best way to get rid of something is to never have it in the first place. Throughout the day make sure you dab all of your faucets dry to prevent any extra drippage. Spray down your shower and sinks with a conditioned water solution after each use, and then dry them with a squeegee or towel. Be sure to also fix any leaks as soon as they become known.

Removal of Stains
Household cleaners are available for purchase, but make sure they have specific chemicals included in them. These types of chemicals include sequestrants, surfactants, acids, and alkalis. For fixtures such as your showerhead, you can submerge it in white vinegar overnight. This will remove any mineral deposits, lime scale, and stains.

Complete Removal
The only sure way to fully remove hard water stains from your home is to install a water filtration system. This system will treat the water that enters your home with a type of sodium that “softens” the water. Having a professional install a water filtration system is preferred so they can pick the right fixture for your home and the type of water it comes in contact with.

Removing hard water stains from your home can be done utilizing these easy tips as well as installing a water filtration system. Contact the experts at Lancaster Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical to learn about how you can get a water filtration system in your home today. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, give us a call at (717) 207-8198.

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