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How to Get Rid of Hard Water Deposits

Hard water is a term where the water has a couple of different components in it.  This kind of water has more calcium and magnesium than other ordinary kind of water there is. Since water is a natural solvent, it slowly attracts and collects these minerals on its way to the water plant. Now, these minerals are not harmful to us. In fact, this is a great way to intake such minerals.

However, hard water may be a nuisance when it comes to other things. You see, you practically see water everywhere in a common household. In your sink, faucet, tiles, teapots, cups and the list goes on and on. What happens is that, once the water evaporates, it usually leaves the minerals and unwanted sediments behind. This would lead to clogged sinks and faucets. Also, this would leave an unpleasant look to your cups and teapots. These are some ways on how to get rid of those sediments.

Water-softening system

This kind of device will be responsible for eradicating the excess calcium and magnesium in the water. A water-softening system will use sodium to fight over the minerals and eventually getting rid of them. For this particular device, you will have to contact your local home improvement store or shops. They will have to check for the precise measurements for a specific water area. After that, a tailor-made device will be installed and you don’t have to worry about any hard water deposits.


Vinegar is a very perfect solution to remove hard water deposits that has accumulated in several parts of the house and kitchen stuffs as well.  Just mix one part water and one part white vinegar. This mixture can be used for teapots, cups, glasses and dishes. Just soak the said items for a good 15-20 minutes. Then use an ordinary scrub to get rid of loose sediments that are still there then rinse thoroughly.  For the teapot, turn it on while the mixture it still inside for 20 minutes.

For removing hard water stains in your dish washer, add in a cup of white vinegar in then turn it on. It will help loosen up all the remaining sediments and deposits inside.

Vinegar can also be a great way to clean up hard water deposits on a shower head.  Simply grab a Ziploc bag and place it inside.  Place the Ziploc bag around the shower head and duct tape it so that it won’t fall off.  You’ll want to let this sit overnight.  The next morning you should notice a significant difference.

Cleaning solutions

Bleach can be of help to loosen up the deposits however it can make your faucets and counter tops dull. So try to use it as quickly as possible and don’t leave it on for a long period of time. An acidic cleaning solution is also another answer to this kind of problem. Phosphoric acid is the most common solution when removing hard water deposits. Also, you don’t have to worry with this because it is totally safe for most of the surfaces. Lastly, a lime scale remover also works perfectly well in removing remnants of hard water. Just make sure to read the instructions first and wear protective gloves.

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