“Hard water” refers to water with high mineral levels — mainly magnesium and calcium. Those minerals are good for overall health, but unfortunately, they can also leave a chalky residue on shower glass and bathroom fixtures.
How do you get rid of it?
Here are some DIY tips!
Shower Glass — Create a cocktail of plain vodka and Coca-Cola. The combination of ethanol and carbonation is super effective for removing hard water stains. Just don’t press too hard or it might scratch the glass.
Faucets & Showerheads — Start by rubbing lemon rind on the faucet. Then soak paper towels with vinegar and hang them over the faucet for a little while. Finally, rinse and dry everything.
Toilets — Baking soda and vinegar works wonders for removing hard water stains from a toilet.
Dishes — Soak your dishes in hot water and vinegar. That’ll remove hard water stains like magic.
Countertops — Creating a paste out of baking soda and water, and then applying it with a soft-bristle brush, works wonders for removing hard water from countertops.
Install Water Softening System — To be proactive and remove hard water stains before they happen, consider installing a water softening system. That costs about $3,000.
Hope that helps!
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