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How to Remove Hard Water Stains

By April 26, 2022April 1st, 2023No Comments

How to Remove Hard Water Stains

Hard water is often a hidden culprit, going unnoticed and causing various problems throughout the home. Most homes in the U.S. depend on this type of water supply, which contains high levels of minerals. Lubbock, Texas, in particular, is categorized as “extremely hard”, meaning that the city’s water supply has 15+ grains of calcium carbonate per gallon of water.

Hard water stains occur after the water evaporates, leaving the minerals to create a grimy residue on your glass, tile, porcelain and metal surfaces. Fortunately, hard water stains are not permanent and can be resolved with simple cleaning solutions using household items you probably already have in your cupboard.  Here are a few quick fixes:

Baking Soda and Vinegar:

  1. Mix together baking soda and regular white vinegar, which will result in a pasty concoction.
  2. Smear the paste over the surface of the stain, and let it sit for 15 minutes.
  3. Immediately wipe dry.

Water and Vinegar Spray:

  1. Fill a spray bottle with a mixture of half water, half regular white vinegar.
  2. Spray the mixture on your affected surface, and let it sit for a few minutes before wiping clean.

Lemon Juice:

  1. For hard water buildups around faucets, spray fresh lemon juice on affected surface.
  2. Rinse thoroughly after 10 minutes, making sure the area is wiped clean.

For professional assistance, Lowery Plumbing Heating and Air Conditioning service the South Plains and Eastern New Mexico areas. For high-quality, dependable and affordable home solutions, contact us at (806) 741-0519 or visit for more information.

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