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Simple Hard Water Stain Cleaners for Your Dishwasher, Shower, Coffee Maker and More


Take Your Life Back from Hard Water Stains

Simple Hard Water Stain Cleaners for Your Dishwasher, Shower, Coffee Maker and More

I think most of us can relate to the ongoing frustration of spotty glassware, filmy shower doors and crusty mineral deposits. Hard water has an unusually high concentration of calcium and magnesium, which react with soap and warm water to create soap scum. You can see it on your shower tiles, glassware and dishes, and you can even feel it on your skin. According to HomeWater 101, 85 percent of homes in North America have hard water.

Not every home is a candidate for a water softener, so let’s look at some easy hacks like a dishwasher hard water cleaner that help combat common hard water issues.

Vinegar (or Lime OUT!).

Vinegar’s reputation as an all-purpose cleaner is well-earned! Try mixing vinegar with distilled water in a spray bottle, and then spray it on the mineral gunk that crusts your faucets, showerheads and other locations. Or, better and simpler (and more effective) yet: Try Lime OUT Heavy-Duty Rust, Lime and Calcium stain remover. It quickly and easily dissolves the toughest hard water and rust stains. An effective hard water stain and limescale remover, its thick, fast acting, concentrated formula is great for use on vertical surfaces as it clings longer for maximum cleaning power.

Epsom Salts.

Hard water leaves a residue that makes your bath tub, tiles, shower doors and fixtures look dingy. Instead of using harsh chemicals, mix up a simple, natural scrub with Epsom salts, as detailed on PopSugar. It’s like an exfoliant for your bathroom and leaves everything glistening!

Dishwasher cleaner and spot removers.

Your dishes may be clean, but they certainly don’t look like it if they’re covered with hard water stains. Get the shine you expect by using a dishwasher hard water cleaner like Glisten Dishwasher Booster + Freshener. Just sprinkle a little into the dishwasher and turn it on. It works with your detergent during the wash cycle to prevent hard water spots, plus it eliminates smelly dishwasher odors and keeps residue from forming inside your dishwasher.

Distilled water.

Of course, making coffee with hard tap water is just crusting up your coffee maker’s inner workings. You can run vinegar through the machine to clean it, but prevent that residue from even forming at all by using distilled water whenever you make coffee.

Keep vinegar and a dishwasher hard water cleaner on hand at all times! You can keep hard water mineral deposits in check with a little know-how and some simple solutions.

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