How Do You Get Rid Of Hard Water Stains In The Shower?

How Do You Get Rid Of Hard Water Stains In The Shower

It has happened to all of us, there you are singing the 80s like a boss, rocking the towel after just stepping out of the shower, and then you see it. Those hard water stains with the residual white film dancing across the shower tile mocking you. Suddenly, you aren’t as clean as you thought you were, and your next job is to roll up your sleeves and get rid of the water stains.

Hard water stains are left by the minerals, such as magnesium and calcium, that your water interacts with on the way to your shower head. Signs of hard water are:

  • Spots on dishes
  • Brown/red stains in sinks, tubs, and toilets
  • Soapy film in the shower

It is possible to remove the stains with a solution of:

  • Half water
  • Half Vinegar
  • Spray on the tile, wait a few minutes
  • Wipe it down with a damp, warm cloth

But if you think about it, you are cleaning the hard water stains with the hard water, which is not a permanent solution, and the stains will return. At this point, you may want to look at softening your water, which is the root of the problem.

Get A Water Test

To properly arm yourself for battle, you need to know what you are dealing with. The way to do that is by first getting a water test done. Most water tests can be done free of charge or at a minimal cost.

There are even online quizzes to help you find out what the problem may be and a few suggested solutions. Once you know what the problem is, you can find the proper solution to getting rid of those hard water stains for good. A water test will also show if you have any of these typical villains in your water:

  • Arsenic
  • Iron
  • Lead
  • Nitrates
  • Sulfur

Among several other things. Diagnosing your water problem at the source is a matter of safety and could save you money in the long run.

Final Thoughts

Hard water stains are rough and leave you feeling unclean, but could be a warning flag for more significant issues. In order to properly remedy the situation, get a water test done, so you know what you are dealing with and are able to enjoy the extra time getting your rock on without interruption.

At Culligan of Stockton, we have a wide variety of water filtration systems that are right for your home and your needs. So don’t wait. Contact us online or call us at 209-466-2501 to get the help you need.

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