A build-up of calcium and magnesium deposits are caused by hard water. From your appliances and pipes to your bathroom shower tile and grout, the hard water can have an effect on everything. It is common for a coating of iron and calcium on your shower tiles is left behind the hard water. When unaddressed over time these deposits will become layered, leaving behind unsightly brown stains on your tile and/or grout, though initially, it is not visible to the naked eye. Today, we at Silver State Floor Restoration would like to share how to remove the hard water stains from your tile and grout.
What’s the Best Hard Water Stain Remover?
Regularly cleaning away the residue left behind by hard water on your tiles and grout can make a big difference, just like most other stains. It will even become more challenging to remove stains as the calcium and magnesium deposits from the hard water will accumulate into layers over time. White vinegar is one of the gentlest, yet most effective way to remove hard water stains. Storing the solution in a spray bottle for easy use, simply combine equal parts vinegar and water. If possible, spray the concoction on your tiles and surrounding grout often and allow it to sit overnight. Remove any stains using a sponge or brush to scrub the area. Additionally, the vinegar can also prevent mold and mildew growth on the tiles and grout. Be careful not to use a brush with stiff bristles or an abrasive cleaning solution when scrubbing tiles and the surrounding grout. These tools can damage the tile by scratching and scraping it. There are specifically formulated commercial products for removing hard water stains from tile and grout. However, you need to be cautious as some of these products can cause permanent damage to some types of tile.
How to Prevent Hard Water Deposits on Tile Grout
Hard water is simply a fact of life for some parts of the country. Also, to reduce the leftover minerals in the water, there are water softener options available that can help. The most commonly used water softener comes in the form of salt pellets. This works by removing the calcium and magnesium ions and replacing them with sodium ions when it is added to your water supply. Removing the majority of the calcium and magnesium are also water filters that can purify your home’s water. Homes do not implement these types of efforts unless the hardness level of the water is significant, generally. A reality for many households and the effects can certainly be managed is dealing with hard water. It is easiest to clean tile and grout before stains are showing. You will be able to prevent any permanent staining that can result from the build-up of film on the tiles and surrounding grout by regularly cleaning the tiles. You can make a significant difference by getting into a routine where you spray the tiles and grout with a vinegar and water solution or a commercial product after each shower, or at the very least squeegeeing the water from the surface at the end of every shower.
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When it comes to the tile and grout in your Las Vegas Valley home or business, the professionals of Silver State Floor Restoration are readily available to provide deep cleaning, sealing, and polishing services for the proper care and maintenance of the tile and grout.