hard water

If you’re a Texas native, chances are that you are no stranger to hard water and its effects on us and our homes. However, for those who don’t know, hard water, as it is commonly referred to, is actually water saturated with natural minerals. These minerals are generally harmless to us, aside from the occasional dry skin, but not so much to our pipes and homes. Hard water can leave sediment and residue behind in pipes, on fixtures, on clothes, and more! There are several ways to address this problem, including prevention and cleaning.

Prevention

In order to prevent hard water build up in your pipes, you will need to install a water softener for your home. Water softeners will remove the minerals from your home’s water supply before pumping it through the home. If you are unable to get a water softener, you can still protect your fixtures and showers from showing signs of buildup by promptly drying them when wet, rather than letting them air dry.

Removal

If your glass shower doors or bathroom fixtures are showing a white residue from hard water, cleaning it can be a bit difficult. One of the best cleaners for hard water residue is old fashioned vinegar! spray the vinegar on generously, then scrub the residue away!