How to prevent hard water marks in your bathroom
Hard water can make simple tasks such as cleaning your bathroom much more challenging. You’ll spend hours making your taps and shower gleam, only to find water marks forming as soon as they dry. It can be very frustrating! Here are three handy tips for keeping those hard water marks at bay…
Get the right product for the right job
It might sound obvious, but in order to remove water marks, you need to use the right type of cleaning product. Next time you’re shopping, look for products that have been specifically designed to tackle the build-up of hard water deposits. As with all cleaning, the more regularly you do it, the quicker and easier it will be. The first time may require some good old-fashioned elbow grease. Aim to create a cleaning schedule for your household and set reminders to keep all inhabitants on track.
If you’re using water to rinse off the cleaning products, make sure to finish up with a dry cloth. This will help to prevent residue from forming. Remember to wear protective gloves and always read a product’s instructions before using it.
Use a squeegee
Water marks appear when water settles in droplets on different surfaces within your bathroom. This might be water from the shower or bath, or it could be condensation from the steam in the room. When you live in a hard water area, these droplets can often leave a white, powdery residue behind.
An easy way to reduce the amount of marks is to use a squeegee. A squeegee is a stick with a sponge on one side and a soft rubber ridge on the other. You can buy exactly the same type as you would use to clean your windows but keep this one dedicated to the bathroom. Alternatively, you can purchase a specially made ‘bathroom squeegee’ to hang in your shower. Keeping it visible will help you to remember to use it regularly. After a shower, use your squeegee to quickly remove the excess water from any wet surfaces.
Invest in a water softener
For a longer-lasting solution, you need to address the condition of the water itself. Cut the problem off at its source by reducing its hardness with a water softener. A water softener works by using a resin to remove the hard minerals from your water. As a result, the water that’s left behind is much softer. Using soft water in your bathroom will leave fewer water marks and you’ll experience less build-up over time. The award-winning Kinetico 2020C water softener is perfect for households with 1-3 bathrooms, and we at Total Soft Water are proud to offer it to you. If you’re unsure about how a water softener can benefit your home, please don’t hesitate to get in touch for some free advice.
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