Hard water stains are the white or brown marks/deposits/patches due to high amount of deposits of minerals like silica, lime, and calcium. These marks are usually on your bathroom floor, sanitary, glassware and kitchen. With these 5 ways, you can easily get rid of those stains.
1. Plain vinegar
For places where you think you would need a really tough agent to take care of hard water stains, plain vinegar can help the best. The toilet bowl is one of the toughest things to clean. You can pour concentrated vinegar all inside the toilet bowl and let it sit for 2-3 minutes, to let the dirt get loose a bit, then rub the dirt off with the toilet bowl cleaning brush and flush off, Voila! Beautiful new-like toilet bowl is all yours.
2. Diluted vinegar
Take equal proportions of water and vinegar and pour it in a spray bottle. Now spray wherever you see those nasty stains. Wait until the dirt gets loose and rub off the stains with a sponge. This method is particularly helpful to be used for washroom and kitchen tiles, sinks, bathtubs, and kitchen slabs.
3. Baking Soda and Vinegar
Mix the baking soda and vinegar until it forms a paste. Now, apply this paste to any surface that has tough hard water stains on it. This paste usually works best on surfaces like taps and shower heads. You will need to leave the paste 15 for minutes at least and rub off the dirt.
Lemons are the best natural thing to help you remove stains. You will need to rub the lemon on the stained surface and leave it for 15 minutes before you can rub off the dirt.
5. Hydrochloric acid
If the stains are very old, you will need to use something that is strongest of all. Hydrochloric acid in its diluted form can help you the best. Pour it in the spray bottle and spray the solution on the stained area, let it sit for a while and rub off with damped towel or sponge.
It is really a tough job to clean hardwater stains. It surely requires some time in cleaning as well but a little help from family and friends over the weekend can make this home improvement project real fun.