Green Solution for Removing Hard Water

Most of us don’t even bother trying to remove hard water since it seems almost impossible to clean, but I have found an excellent, eco-friendly solution that you probably already have right in your kitchen! Once again, it’s VINEGAR TO THE RESCUE!

Method 1: If you can remove the item you want to clean, such as a refrigerator tray or shower head, all you need to do is soak them in a bowl or bucket of vinegar. Use a toothbrush to simply brush off the hard water; it should come right up without having to scrub!

Method 2: If the hard water stained item in question is not easily removable, you will have to get a bit more creative. You can try soaking some paper towels in vinegar, then wrap them around the area in question. You will want to put some vinegar in a spray bottle so that you can spray the paper towels every now and then to keep them nice and wet. Let it sit for at least 20 minutes to an hour, then remove the paper towels and wipe off with a tooth brush or sponge. If it doesn’t come right off, you may want to try leaving it on the hard water stains longer.

Method 3: Another way you can do it, if the object permits, it to put some vinegar in a plastic baggy, and then secure it around the object with rubber bands, string or anything that works. Let it sit for 20 minutes to an hour, then remove the bag and wipe clean. This is perfect for shower heads that do not come off easily, and it unclogs all the holes!

Note: You can also use a lemon to remove hard water stains on larger, non-removable areas such as the shower/tub handle/faucet. Just cut a lemon in half and use the juicy side to scrub the hard water stains. It also works well on rust!






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