14 Apr 2016
April 14, 2016

Removing Hard Water Spots & Build Up

April 14, 2016 Bathroom FAQ

Do you have ugly hard water problems?  Most households do!  Getting rid of hard water is the #1 cleaning issue that can hog your cleaning time and be the cause of more hair-pulling frustration than anything else.  If you try to clean it off of a surface the wrong way you might damage or even destroy the surface you were just trying to clean!

Hard water is the build-up of minerals and other impurities left when water evaporates.

So, if it is a build-up near a water source that scrubbing and regular cleaners can’t budge, chance are it is hard water.

Hard Water Wears Many Disguises.

It can be white, grey, or even light green, light yellow, light brown, or blue!

It can be a white haze on the outside of windows or on shower doors.  This haze can also be found around faucets, sinks, drains, or on walls and windows where rain or sprinkler over-spray falls.

Hard water forms a tough ring inside toilet bowls that regular scrubbing just can’t touch.

It leaves speckles and spots on tile, fiberglass, dishes, glass wear, boats, and more.

It is also the thick, scaly build up that can be found inside dishwashers, pipes, jetted tubs, toilet tanks, hot tub jets, etc.

We hear stories from homeowners who ruined countertops and brand new marble bathrooms, dissolved gaskets, and ground away the enamel inside their toilets – all in desperate attempts to remove hard water!

Why is hard water such a pain?  Because there are only two effective ways to remove it:  dissolve it or scrape it away.   But scraping should aways be your last resort!  Before choosing a cleaner it is imperitive you identifythe surface the hardwater is on.   The surface type determines the cleaner to choose.  But there are so many surfaces hard water is found on.   So choosing a cleaner that won’t damage the surface AND will remove the build-up can be confusing!

Scroll down to check out the handy guide below that shows which cleaner to use.

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