How to remove hard water stains

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Having hard water means you probably have some hard water stains in your home. These stains or deposits can quickly accumulate on your faucets, shower walls, shower doors, bathtubs, toilets, sinks and more. One of the only ways to get rid of these hard water deposits for good is to have a water softener, but they can be quite pricey, so if you can't get one installed, you need to find other solutions to your hard water issues. Hard water contains minerals which are what causes these deposits. The minerals responsible for the stains are usually calcium and magnesium which are fine for our bodies, but they build up quickly on other surfaces. The calcium and magnesium come from the filtration process of the water when the water is filtered through lime. Once the minerals are in the water, when any water is allowed to sit on a surface and evaporate, the minerals will not evaporate and will be left behind to build up causing the hard water stains.

There are products that are specifically aimed at cleaning these deposits like CLR which stands for Calcium, Lime and Rust. But if you'd rather not have a bunch of cleaning supplies in your home, it's great to find just a few that get a bunch of different jobs done. That's what Lisette from Northern Belle Diaries found worked the best as she just simply used something she already had on hand, Clorox Disinfecting Wipes with micro-scrubbers on them. She uses these wipes for everything else in her bathroom, and she always keeps a container of them in each of her bathrooms already so she wanted to see if they would work on removing hard water stains from her faucets. She didn't want to use any abrasive cleaners either, and the other bathroom cleaners didn't do anything to remove these stains. So she put them to the test, and she was very pleased with the results, and you will be too when you try it out in your own bathroom.

The thing about these Clorox bathroom wipes is that the textured, scrubbing side is really bumpy with these raised bumps all over them. The soft side is great for wiping up any soap or dirt, and it also kills 99.9% of germs which helps you know that your bathroom is as clean as it can be. So all you need to do for this simple life hack is get yourself some of these Clorox bathroom cleaning wipes and then take one out and use the scrubbing side to scrub away at your faucet or bathroom fixtures. After just a very short time of scrubbing, you'll see that the hard water stains will begin to disappear. The scrubbing action and the cleaning solution offer just the right combination of cleaning power to get rid of these hard water deposits quickly and easily. After trying this, you may want to keep a container of these in every bathroom of your home. You can also use them to wipe down and disinfect your toilet everytime you clean it too. If you'd rather not use chemicals to clean your home, you can also use some natural cleaners that have great cleaning powers too. For getting rid of hard water stains, you can use plain white distilled vinegar. Just pour some of the straight vinegar onto a rag or paper towel saturating it well. Then wrap the cloth around the faucet and leave it there for about 30 minutes or more. When you come back, just scrub the faucet with a cloth, and it should shine like new again.***

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