Hard water spots have been a cause of stress for many housekeepers. Apparently, those pesky white residues which dull your bathroom door or kitchen countertops are caused by hard water. So, it is best to look for solutions regarding hard water removal.
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Hard Water Removal
What is it?
The term “hard water” means that the water has high contents of minerals such as magnesium and calcium. Water absorbs these minerals from the rocks and the soil before they flow through the pipes into your homes or offices. The more minerals the water absorbs, the harder it becomes.
Hard water is not a health hazard, in fact, most people prefer it for its taste. But it can cause some nuisance at home because hard water reacts with soap. It does not produce lather freely, thus, affecting the cleansing quality of the soap.
You might have noticed that soap lathers easily with some tap water while in others the same soap gives a scum or a white substance, and does not lather. It is the effect of hard water. But hard water is not at all that bad because it has the following advantages:
When used as a drinking water, it can become an additional source of calcium and magnesium which are important in a person’s diet.
There are ongoing studies which link the hardness of water to the decrease of mortality caused by cardiovascular disease
Hard water has a pleasant taste that many people prefer.
It contains less sodium which may be beneficial for those who need to restrict their sodium intake.
On the other hand, hard water has its disadvantages as well:
Hard water causes scaling, the left-over mineral deposits formed after the hard water has evaporated. This is also known as lime scale which can clog the pipes and ruin the water heaters.
Lime scale can coat the insides of coffee and tea pots or kettles which are hard to clean.
Hard water makes soap less effective because the minerals in the water which react with soap prevent it from lathering.
Hard water can cause the build up of brown or white residue in toilets, bath tubs, shower heads, faucets, kitchen tiles, or sinks which do not come off easily.
It also renders laundry or dishwashing detergents less effective, causing them to leave unwanted spots on dishes or making clothes stiff and rough.
When hard water dries up and leaves unsightly spots on ceramic or glass surfaces, it can cause some annoyance especially when the spots and stains don’t easily come off. Fortunately, there are ways to clean and remove hard water deposits and keep your bathroom and kitchen surfaces bright and shiny.
If hard water is flowing into your homes, you can minimize its disadvantages without compromising its benefits. With the right hard water removal approach, you have a choice between natural or chemical cleaners. Or perhaps you may just want to install a water softener for your home. If nothing seems to work, look for a professional cleaner.
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