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How to Avoid Hard Water Stains on Glassware

 

Do you notice annoying, hard-to-clean water stains on your dishes after you clean them, regardless of the method you used to do so? Maybe you’ve invested in the best dish detergent on the market, yet you still get graced by those pesky dry spots that litter your glassware. The good news is that these stains are not dirt. The bad news is that they can be a hassle to get rid of.

These water stains may be caused by hard water, something that most Floridians are all-too familiar with. Hard water is water with a high concentration of minerals, such as magnesium and calcium. While it is usually not dangerous, hard water can be a nuisance that wreaks havoc on your home, and it likely that it is the culprit for those white, splotchy spots on your glassware.

So, what can you do to get rid of those unwelcome and unsightly hard water stains? Here are a few things to consider:

1. Try a DIY Solution

While you may be spending top-dollar on dishwashing liquids that are touted as being the best, these soaps were made to remove food and germs—not hard water spots—from dishes and tableware, which is why you aren’t seeing results. Instead, you need to use products that will get rid of mineral deposits on your glassware, such as:

  • Vinegar
  • Lemon juice
  • Baking soda

Vinegar and lemon juice are both acidic solutions, which will help cut through dried mineral spots. Baking soda has been used around the home for decades to clean stubborn stains. Keep in mind that these DIY solutions are great if you are looking to temporarily fix hard water stains. Unfortunately, the next time you wash your dishes, you will have to repeat the process to keep water spots at bay.

2. Invest in a Water Softener

If you find yourself wanting to eliminate the hard water in your home entirely, then there’s no better option than investing in a water softener system. These systems eliminate hard minerals from residential water supplies and will get to the root cause of your water-spot woes: the hard water running through your home’s pipes.

At Florida Energy Water & Air, we install RainSoft water softeners that are reliable and long lasting. We carry several different options, so you’ll be sure to find a water softener that suits your wants, needs, and budget. Our systems feature programming options for you to tailor your system’s performance to meet your household’s unique water-related needs, and high flow rates, to maintain your water pressure.

What’s more, all our water softeners are backed by a lifetime manufacturer’s warranty for your peace of mind.

Reach Out to Florida Energy Water & Air Today

There’s no need for you to continuously notice hard water stains on your clean dishes. Instead, opt for a water softener from the pros at Florida Energy Water & Air. Give us a call today to learn more and get started.

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