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Stains on Tile and How to Remove Them

Winchester PlumberWhy Are There Water Stains on my Tub and Tile? How Can I Remove These Stains?

For anyone who has ever been a homeowner or lived on their own, keeping the dwelling clean has always been a priority.

At times, that means having to do some heavy cleaning for utilities and other items, tub and tile being one of them.

Where Did These Water Stains Come From?

Water stains, also called hard water stains, naturally, come from bath or shower water that gets splashed all over the place and left there for a certain period of time.

Normally it’s because of water evaporating and leaving behind substances like calcium, iron or magnesium that cause the stain in the first place. It can also get left behind on sink and tub faucets and it eventually hardens over time.

If left unchecked, it can start to be resistant to cleaning materials, even detergents and more than a scrub brush will be necessary to deal with it when it happens.

How Can These Stains Be Removed?

There are actually several different ways to get rid of these hard water stains, or lime stains. One method of cleaning water stains to get a spray bottle with some water and vinegar mixed in it.

Then let it sit for a couple of seconds and begin wiping everything away, and the stains should start to go away once the scrubbing part begins.

It’s a very simple method that costs no money. Another way to do this would be to just grab some extra effective bathroom spray that’s specifically designed for dealing with bath tubs and tiles and just use that. Again, it’s cost effective and can get the job done very quickly.

Winchester Tub-StainsOther Things to Consider

Hard water stains aren’t a health risk so homeowners shouldn’t have to worry about getting sick. However, it is a detriment to the overall look of the bathroom and the tiles.

A good way to prevent water stains from popping up in the future is to buy some sprays that are designed to tackle water stains and prevent more from popping up in the future.

It’s also a good idea to spray down the bath tub and tiles are they’ve been used so that the potential for stain buildup is drastically reduced.

Trying to get rid of those awful stains in your Winchester home? Call Powells Plumbing at 540-665-8196 today and see how we can help!

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