When you try to remove water spots and stains for your glass surfaces, it can be a challenge. Many homes are supplied with hard water which has elevated levels of dissolved minerals, such as calcium, magnesium, and iron. Hard water is safe to drink, but it’s hard on water using appliances; it inhibits the formation of soap lather and it can damage your plumbing fixtures. Hard water is also the cause of the water spots and stains on your glass surfaces; it’s the mineral content that’s left behind after the water has evaporated. In this article, we will look at three ways that you can clean hard water spots and stain on your glass surfaces.
- Use an Abrasive Cleaning Product
For most people, using an abrasive cleaning product would be the obvious solution to this problem. But, this can be an expensive option, and it is very rough on your hands and the surfaces in your home. Chemical cleaning products are effective, but they are harsh on your skin, and the results are often not worth the costs. Inhaling chemical fumes or getting them on your skin can lead to irritation and even chemical burns. Repeatedly using chemical cleaning products to clean your glass will weaken or damage those items over time. The glass spots and stains may be gone, but they will come back, making this a short term solution that many people would not want to use regularly.
- Using a Homemade Cleaner
Many people want to use products that are kinder for them and their environment. To avoid using harsher chemical cleaning products, some people switch to using a cleaner that they can make at home. The sharing of information online has led to many people using common household supplies, such as white vinegar, baking soda, toothpaste, and even lemon juice, to make a variety of cleaning products. These homemade cleaners are usually applied to the glass surface and then rubbed in gently in a circular motion until the hard water spots and stains have vanished. These homemade alternative cleaners can work quite well, but this approach takes a great deal of time and effort. It’s hard to imagine people having the time or patience to clean their glassware in this way every single day.
- A More Permanent Solution
Prevention is better than the cure, and this old adage can be applied to many situations. This is undoubtedly the case when it comes to a wide variety of hard water issues, including the spots and stains on your glassware. If you want to get rid of these spots and stains and you never want them to return, it’s a smart idea to get rid of the hard water. This can be achieved by installing a water softener to soften all of the water coming into your home. This will remove the water hardening minerals that cause your water too be hard and supply you with softened water that is far easier to use in your home.
By EcoWater Systems.
EcoWater Systems of Nebraska is the largest water treatment company in the state and is a member of Water Quality Association.