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Top Tips for Hard Water Stain Solutions

We have all faced the struggle of trying desperately to remove the hard water stains from our bathroom and kitchen fixtures, right? Unfortunately, there are many other areas that hard water is negatively impacting your home. With so many companies out there claiming to help, it’s hard to know where to begin!

At Dutch Enterprises, we want to make sure you have all of the information you need to make an informed decision. For example; did you know that water softeners and water conditioners are two separate things? A lot of companies advertise water conditioning systems as water softeners; which is misleading to the public.

Water conditioners are not solving your hard water problems, only masking them. Our goal is to help you keep the hard water stains to a minimum. Want to know how? Keep reading for more details…

What is Hard Water?

hardwaterOkay, so let's define a few things first. Hard water is water that has a high concentration of minerals such as calcium and magnesium.

The scaly white residue we generally call “hard water stain” is caused by H2O with high levels of these minerals.

The stains appear when the water evaporates leaving the minerals behind. The white scaly residue you see is actually the minerals from your H2O. Getting rid of these stains can be difficult, but we have a few tips that will help!

Cleaning Hard Water Stains

cleaningstainsHard water stains are most noticeable in your bathroom and kitchen. While metal fixtures are the most popular area for the build up, you will also notice it on glass, marble, and porcelain.

Cleaning these stains can sometimes feel like an uphill battle. The best solution for battling the stains is to use something acidic.

A combination of vinegar and water tends to do the trick for your metal fixtures.

What is a Water Softener System?

watersoftenerThe most effective way of controlling your hard water stains (and ward off other disasters) is to have a professional perform preventative measures by installing a water softener system.

In the long run, investing in a water softening system can not only spare you the grimy white stains, but can also save you a considerable amount of money.

Besides leaving stains, hard water scale can build up in your pipes and cause blockages. Left untreated, this can cause pipe leaks, or it can even cause your water heater to fail completely. Your kitchenware, such as your coffee pot, dishwasher, and washing machine can be affected in the same way.

Water softeners remove the minerals from your H20 causing it to become soft; versus water conditioners that only change the structure of your water-not actually making it soft. In a nutshell; a water softener uses salt to remove the minerals that cause the hard water stains and lime build up.

Water softeners will reduce water stains and soap scum from your bathroom and kitchen fixtures. Water that is soft allows soap to lather more fully, reducing the amount of liquid soap and detergent you need to use. Clean, smooth hair, and softer skin are also benefits of a water softening system.

Share Your Water Softening Knowledge

Hard water stains on your faucets, mirrors, showers, and even on your car does not need to be tolerated any longer! You should be able to do your household chores and see the results clearly. No more scrubbing away at your toilet only to have it still look dingy.

It’s important to get the word out there so your friends, neighbors, and family can benefit from the inside knowledge too! Share this article so we can put an end to hard water stains long stint in our lives.

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