Natural Remedies for Mineral Deposits

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( — December 9, 2017) Cheyenne, Wyoming — The chalky stubborn residue on glassware is a nuance for everyone everywhere. Hotels, restaurants and residential homes all struggle with the mineral deposit left on faucets, showerheads and appliances alike. Detecting the components of one’s water supply is the first half of the battle. Identifying water hardness is easy with test kits such as the AquaTest™ 7 Way Water-Analysis by HealthyWiser™. The next challenge becomes getting rid of limescale/mineral deposits which can be achieved organically. 

But what exactly is hard water and what does that have to do with the white marks on all over things? Hard water is mineral rich water, meaning it’s laden with calcium, magnesium and other trace elements acquired as rain water passes through soil and enters supply systems.  

When hard water dries on the surface of an object, these attached minerals are left behind during evaporation and this is called limescale. It is what accumulates, erodes or stains various types of material. “It’s best to clean hard water stains regularly, before they have a chance to penetrate the surface,” advises Reddi Plumbing Company. “Lemon juice, vinegar, baking soda, and even white wine are effective nontoxic, natural cleaners that can remove stains and lime scale in your home.” 

Wrapping chrome faucets with paper towels or a rag soaked in white vinegar for about an hour easily removes limescale build-up, just be sure to wipe the faucet dry after rinsing it. Similarly, unscrewing mineral clogged showerheads and soaking them in white vinegar overnight looses the limescale so they may be finagled off using an old toothbrush before rinsing and reattaching it.  

While originally made for drinking, if needs be, white wine can be sprayed on glass shower doors to the same effects as white vinegar with regards to removing limescale and hard water stains. As for the sink and tub, lemon juice or vinegar should be sprayed on the surface and allowed to sit for half an hour before wiping it clean. Repeat as necessary.  

Relieving the inside of toilet tanks of hard water stains is as simple as adding three cups of white vinegar directly in the tank. The same amount of vinegar in the toilet bowl cleans it well with a bit of elbow grease. Rubber bath mats can also benefit from a one hour vinegar soak before a scrub and warm water rinse. 

Running the dishwasher empty once per month on a cleaning cycle with just a cup of white vinegar will circumvent limescale build-ups. Meanwhile, adding a gallon of white vinegar to an empty washer on a hot water cycle scours mineral deposits away. To remove mineral deposits and maintain the quality of each morning’s “cup of joe”, run a brewing cycle with white vinegar filled in the water reservoir of the coffee maker then run twice more with plain water. 

“Electronic hard water softeners are significantly less expensive to start with and they have negligible running costs,” says Aqua Genesis Company. “Water softeners cost a lot more and have the added downside that they require large amounts of salt to be purchased and added, they use additional water for regenerating and then they discharge salt into the environment causing environmental problems which have caused many communities to make the use of salt based softeners illegal.” 

So get started with discovering the exact composition of your water courtesy of the HealthyWiser™ AquaTest™ 7 Way Water-Analysis Kit, discounted by 30% throughout December. Then proceed with the most suitable natural remedy according to your appliance and surface needs.

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Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001
United States