How to remove those stubborn hard water stains

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There are many things that can make your home look older than it is, one of them is hard water scales around your faucets and handles. You may have heard of this scaly stuff by different names like hard water stains, mineral deposits, and even lime scales. This is what we call that white scaly stuff forms around your faucets, shower head, and on your glass shower door tracks. It seems like anywhere there's metal or a space where they can latch onto, they'll be growing. Hard water deposits are caused when the tap water evaporates on a surface, and it leaves minerals like calcium and magnesium that create the white deposits you get. They are so hard to get rid of too, and you may have tried all sorts of chemical cleaners to get rid of them. Even some of the best miracle cleaners can't seem to cut through the hard water deposits, so you're left with gross looking faucets and handles. That's why cleaning tips like this one from One Good Thing By Jillee come in so handy when we're trying to tackle such a common issue in the home.

Plus, if you're not a fan of using chemical cleaners, you're in luck because neither does Jillee who writes the blog. She tends to gravitate toward all natural cleaners which is great especially if you're making the switch over to using natural cleaners yourself. You might even be surprised that you already have some of the natural cleaners at your disposal already too. It turns out; white distilled vinegar is one of the absolute best natural cleaners out there. In fact, white vinegar has been used for centuries not only as a food ingredient but also as a cleaning solution. And it's always a good sign if you can eat something, that way you know it's safe for you and your family as well as the environment. Vinegar works so well because its highly acidic. Which makes it very good at breaking down stains and disinfecting. It's also great for deodorising too. The acidity of the vinegar works like a charm to break down hard water deposits.

One of the cleaning tips Jillee shares with us is how to remove the hard water stains off of your taps and faucets. Just get a rag and some vinegar. Then, soak one or a few rags in vinegar, depending on how many you need. Then wrap the vinegar soaked rags around the areas that have hard water deposits on them covering the area completely. Then leave the rags on there for an hour or more so the vinegar can really work at the hard water deposits. Then just remove the rags and scrub away the deposits. Rinse and wipe dry to reveal your shiny faucets. She shares her other great cleaning tips for getting rid of hard water deposits in your toilet and your jets in the bath. One of the cleaning tips Jillee doesn't mention is how to get the hard water scales off of your shower head. All you do is take a small plastic bag, and add some white vinegar to it. Then place the bag with the vinegar in it around the shower head, submerging the shower head into the vinegar and secure it in place with a rubber band and leave it to soak overnight. The next day, when you remove the bag from the shower head the hard water stains will come right off with a little bit of scrubbing. Enjoy these great cleaning tips and see how well they work in your own bathroom.***

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