You hear the terms “hard water” and “soft water” thrown around a lot, but do you really know what that means? To break it down, hard water contains dissolved minerals like calcium and magnesium and soft water is treated and only contains sodium.
Hard water is usually the preferred drinking water not only for the health benefits but also for the flavor, whereas soft water can sometimes taste a bit salty which can be off-putting to some.
So, why does it seem that soft water is universally preferred over hard water? Plain and simple, it’s because hard water is the culprit for the dinginess and residue on your faucets and shower doors. You also won’t get the bubbly feel-goods from your bath soaps with hard water and your hair may just not cooperate after washing with hard water.
Your Glass Doctor specialists can’t do a whole lot about your bad-hair days, aside from recommending that you find a great, locally owned hat and scarf boutique. However, we can help you with the gunky leave-behinds from hard water.
Have you heard of Clear Choice™? Clear Choice is a protectant that can be applied to your bathroom surfaces like glass, granite, tile and porcelain. With just one application from your Glass Doctor specialist your bathroom surfaces will be scratch, stain and water-resistant. And the icing on the cake…it makes clean up super easy.
If Clear Choice isn’t a good option for you right now, we’ve still got you covered. Here are our top DIY ways for you to say goodbye to hard water spots. And if you have a special way to get rid of hard water spots, make sure to share it with us on our Facebook page. We would love to hear from you.
Mix and Spritz
Add 1 cup of Dawn to a spray bottle. Heat 1 cup of vinegar. Add the vinegar to the spray bottle. Cool for a few minutes. Spritz like crazy on shower doors, walls, floor and faucet. Leave it alone for a bit (the longer the better) before rinsing.
Make it Zesty
Rub a lemon on the surfaces that have the gunky residue. Not only with the zesty citrus break down the scum but you’re bathroom will smell lemony-fresh-clean too!
Create a paste of cleaning vinegar and salt. Rub the paste on the bad spots and leave alone for 10-15 minutes. Voilà! You have yourself a shiny, gunk-free surface.
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