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How Water Softeners Make Your Dishes Sparkle

Picture this scenario. You’re looking for a plumber. You find two companies online.

Company 1 – Their website has everything about their business, what their rates are, all their accolades, and more. But they don’t give you any information about what you can do to avoid problems.

Company 2 – Their website has all of the information that company one has, but they also have a blog that gives you lots of useful tips on how you can save money and more.

Which company would you contact? It’s obvious that company one is just about making money. They don’t want to help you if they know that they can’t get any money out of you.

Company two is willing to help you even if you never contact them. We are Daniels Heating and Air, LLC, and we believe that it’s important to help our customers and readers. That’s why we’re going to teach you about hard water.

What is Hard Water?

hardwaterHard water is basically water that has collected minerals when it went into the ground.

When you use the water for washing, it leaves deposits on the surfaces and this causes stains.

It’s not dangerous to your health, but it doesn’t look good, either.

Hard Water Problems – Cleaning Stains

Now that you know what hard water is, how do you clean it? below are some solutions for cleaning hard water stains from common surfaces.

Glass – For cleaning glass surfaces, especially glass that is used for eating or drinking, use vinegar or salt water.


  • Tile – Saturate some paper towels with white vinegar and soak the affected area with it for at least eight hours. Then rinse it with distilled water and gently scrub it. for shower tiles, just shower.
  • Marble – Stains from hard water can be used with a marble cleaning solution and a nice soft towel.
  • Tub – You can use some vinegar or some lemon juice to clean this surface. Leave it to sit 30 minutes. Then use your sponge or microfiber cloth for scrubbing.

A Water Softener – The Long-Term Answer to Hard Water Stains

It can be quite annoying to keep scrubbing the hard water stains off of your surfaces. So the good news is that there’s a long term solution that you can use – a water softener. Below are some of the benefits of buying a water softener.

  • watersoftenerAppliances have longer lives
  • Dishes and glasses look cleaner
  • Clothing looks less dingy
  • Showers feel better
  • You can use less soap, detergent, and shampoo

Remember how we talked about in the beginning about the stains that hard water leaves on surfaces? If you are tired of your surfaces having those stains and you want your dishes to sparkle, buying yourself a home water softener, or a water filtering system is the best idea.

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