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Hard water stains, often referred to as lime scale, can develop around your bathroom over time. Thus, your once bright tub or shining shower may now be dingy and stained, and you may scrub it all you want, but it takes much more than that to get rid of hard water stains.
As estimated 85% of American homes have hard water, meaning that tubs, dishwashers, faucets, and showerheads are plagued with coarse mineral deposits. Hard water stains appear as a chalky white deposit of minerals that arise as a result of alkaline build up. Hard water also contains lime and has the tendency to clog shower heads.
Here are some techniques and products you can use to remove hard water, as well as some preventative measures to avoid the development of hard water stains.
There are various limescale removers readily available today. However, as they contain hazardous and toxic chemicals, they pose a health danger to you and your children. Ecover, Lime Out, and Earth Friendly offer you limescale removers that are organic and pose significantly lower hazards to you and your family.
When using limescale removers, make sure that you are wearing safety gloves and a face mask. Another thing to consider is proper ventilation, turn on the fan and open the window, if there is one. As these chemical removers release emissions, you have to make sure that there is sufficient ventilation that gives these emissions a route to leave your home’s indoor environment.
Natural and household ingredients are also effective in removing hard water. For instance, you can use the following ingredients to remove hard water from:
Faucets – Rub lemon rind on chrome faucets and subsequently, soak paper towels in vinegar. Drape vinegar on the faucets and after 1 to 2 hours, remove the paper towels and rinse the now crystal clear faucet.
Now that you know how to remove hard water stains in your home, it’s time we reflect upon what matters more. While you can always wipe off the mineral deposits, it is better to practice regular maintenance. This ensures that your faucets, showerheads, and other utilities are in mint condition and offer long term durability as you once anticipated.
There are various chemicals and toxins available to prevent hard water stains from building up. That being said; it is always better to rely on professional services when using such products. The health hazard they pose and the emissions they release; require you to be technically astute regarding the whole process. Another reason why we don’t encourage toxic chemical use is that it can lead to surface damage with spills or emissions.
Hard water stains can make your décor rich home look rather dull and gritty. However, you can always use home based ingredients to prevent hard water stains from developing. This allows you to effectively clean your home utilities without worrying about any health hazards or adverse effects.
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