Removing Hard Water Deposits

How To Work Your Magic On Hard Water Deposits

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Have you ever wondered what that crusty white, greenish stuff is around your faucets ad shut-off valves? How about those water spots on your counters, dishes, and shower doors? Most homeowners lived with them for years and never gave it a second thought. Some of us thought the city water was fine, as long as you don’t drink it. We go about our daily tasks without ever noticing anything about our water until something goes wrong. Your plumber tells us your hard water is the culprit. You start to understand what the disgusting crusty build-up is around your faucets and shut-off valves. 

For most homeowners and renters, we want our bathrooms to look “spotless,” especially for our guest bathrooms. But bathrooms fixtures and toilets aren’t the only places you’ll see the crusty build-up. You think to yourself, “What can I do to get rid of the problem permanently?”

Hard Water Deposits

We Want Our Bathrooms Spotless

You can directly blame the problem on hard water minerals in our water supply, commonly known as “hard water deposits.” Unfortunately, like so many other things in our home, we don’t take notice, and it creeps upon us. Once the light goes on, we can see the results of hard water deposits all over our bathroom and kitchen faucets and countertops. For example, you can look at the deposits on the shower doors and the sliders in our bathrooms. You can also see hard water deposits on your faucet aerator. The aerator is the small screen that screws on the end of your faucets. Aerators were designed to regulate the amount of water that comes out of your faucet. Hard water deposits will build upon them and slow down the flow of water.

Har Water Deposits

The Easy, Cost-Effective Solution To Hard Water Deposits

What’s the solution for hard water deposits? You can go to the local hardware supermart and pay $10 to $20 bucks for a gallon of calcium and lime remover. But, before we spend any money, let’s take a simpler, more cost-effective approach. It’s time to whip out the vinegar, baking soda, and possibly salt. From what I’ve learned, not all kinds of vinegar are created equal. According to This Grandma Is Fun website, there is a type of vinegar specifically designed for cleaning. Cleaning vinegar has 6% acidity instead of 5%, which gives it a 20% boost. Unfortunately, cleaning vinegar is not suitable for consumption. 

Vinegar, Baking Soda, And Salt Works Wonders

There are two schools of thought: one uses baking soda, and one uses salt. Both come back with raving reviews. You want to use enough salt or baking soda to make a paste; wipe it onto the exposed hard water stains when adding vinegar. Let it sit for 20-30 minutes, then wipe it clean. Another useful tip is to take a plastic bag and fill it with vinegar. Put your faucet aerator or showerhead in the bag. Let it soak for 30 minutes. Then, using your “wife’s toothbrush :-),” brush away the mineral deposits. With the same bag of vinegar, you can tie it around your faucets, bathtub spout, and shut-off valves to get the same results.  

NOTE: Vinegar is very acidic, which makes it a good cleaner. It can counteract soap scum, hard water stains, and adhesives. A paste made of vinegar and baking soda can dissolve many stains, including red wine.

The Best Way To Work Your Magic On Hard Water Is By Installing A Whole-House Reverse Osmosis System

We still have another more permanent option for removing hard water stains. Only this option prevents them from happening right from the start. The solution is a whole house water filtration system. We’ve taken a practical commitment to whole-house water filtration in San Marcos, CA.  As a result, our systems can supply fresh-tasting drinking water directly from your tap. The fundamental premise of water filtration is simple. We use reverse osmosis, a simple and cost-effective method of cleaning water. 

A Whole-House Reverse Osmosis System Will Remove Impurities That Other Conventional Filter Overlook

The process works by moving water through a semipermeable membrane that filters tap water and eliminates particles, toxins, molecules, ions, and other contaminants. Regrettably, conventional filters frequently overlook minor impurities and pollutants, but the reverse osmosis system removes them all. For instance, nitrates, heavy metals, fluorides, sulfates, and salts, just to name a few of the impurities that a reverse osmosis system will remove. 

We Have Excellent Financing!

Other benefits include softer, cleaner skin and hair. However, we also understand that a whole-house reverse osmosis system may not fit the budget, so we provide some of the best financing in the industry. That includes one-year same cash with 0% interest and rates starting at 6.99% for five years. 

Brandon and Family, Licensed plumbing contractor

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My name is Brandon Mageno. I'm the founder, President, and CEO of Big B's Plumbing Company. As the founder, I never thought about being average or good. My passion for being the best plumbing company in Southern California has always been the same. Providing plumbing services to this great county is simply in my DNA. Nothing makes me happier than to see a satisfied customer. Learn More About Us

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