They say that if you give a man a fish, he can eat for a day, but if you teach a man to fish, he'll never be hungry again. There are many in the plumbing industry who have turned that old adage against their customers. They know that if they fix a problem, the customer will be okay for a while, but will eventually need more help, but if they reveal how they fixed the problem, the customer might not need them again.
At Lascko Services, we don’t believe we need to hold back from you just to keep your business. That’s why we’re excited to share with you our secrets to cleaning up after hard water, and why water softeners are the way to go!
Where Those Unsightly Stains Are Coming From
Before we get into cleaning hard water stains, let’s talk a little more about what exactly hard water is and why you don’t want it in your home. If you have “hard water” it just means that you have a high count of minerals like calcium and magnesium in your water supply.
Why don’t you want it in your house? Well, Hard water in your home can:
- Make soaps and detergents not work as well as they would with soft water
- Make your skin dry and itchy
- Make your hair dull and brittle
- Make the colors of your clothes fade, and the fabric become worn
- Reduce your water pressure because of pipes narrowed by mineral deposits
And of course…
- Leave soap scum, as well as mineral deposits, on a variety of surfaces in your home
Cleaning Stains From Every Surface
Hard water stains can appear as white spots on glasses and silverware, white streaks on shower doors or tiles, and mineral buildup on your faucets.
The trick is that you can actually clean up those unsightly stains, with things you probably already have in your home! You can mix the vinegar with water in a spray bottle and spray the stains.
Let the mixture sit for a moment, then rinse, and wipe it clean. For tougher stains, you can make a paste of baking soda and vinegar, smear it over the stain and let it sit for about 15 minutes.
Scrub the stain away, rinse, and wipe clean. Lemon juice can be used to remove mineral deposits from faucets. Just spray the deposits with the lemon juice, let sit for a few minutes and wipe clean.
The Benefits of Having a Water Softener for Your Home
Once you’ve gotten rid of those ugly hard water stains, what can you do to prevent them from coming back? The best way is to eliminate hard water altogether by installing a whole-house water softener.
There are two main types of water softeners- salt-based ion exchangers and salt-free softeners. Deciding what kind of water filtering system is best for you depends on your lifestyle and budget.
Now you know the secret to keeping your dishes, mirrors, and clothes clean after washing them! Don’t keep that valuable information to yourself! Make sure to share the link to this article with everyone you know to help them deal with hard water stains as well! Have more questions about water softeners? Call Lascko Services in Muskegon, MI today!