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How To Remove Hard Water Stains From Tiles

Hard water can destroy the beauty of walls and floors. It causes limescale buildup on floors, taps, and tiles in the bathroom, leaving stubborn stains and damaging fixtures as well.

There can be many reasons for the hardness of the water in your area that can spoil tiles over time. Here is how to get rid of hard water stains from tiles: 

#1 Saline solution

To clean wall and floor tiles, use saline solution. For this, sprinkle some salt on the tiles and let them stay for an hour. Now, scrub off the salt with a brush or cordless power scrubber pro. This cordless power electrical brush will help clean hard water stain easily and quickly.

The longer the salt stays on the stains, the more effective it will be to remove them from your tiles. To clean the stains from glass and mirrors, spray the salt solution on the glass surface. And, after some time, rinse it with water.

#2 Baking soda

Baking soda is something that is available in every kitchen. So, try to use it to remove stains from tiles in your home. First, you need to make a paste of baking soda and water. After this, apply it to the affected tile area using an old toothbrush.

Let it dry for more than 5 hours and scrub it with a quality cleaning brush. Now, rinse the paste with water. It is the best way to remove sturdy stains from tiles in the bathroom or kitchen.

#3 Use lemon juice

Acid in lemon juice is very effective at cutting through limescale and buildup of hard water on tiles. Also, the lemon juice is an excellent alternative to vinegar or hydrochloric acid. You need to pour a some amount of juice into the affected tile area and leave it for an hour before rinsing with water.

#4 Go for white vinegar

White vinegar is a famous cleaning ingredient that you can use to clean stains from tiles. Spray it on the tiles and leave it for hours to act on stains. The mildly acidic nature of white vinegar is also best to prevent mold and mildew in the bathroom.

Now, after some time, scrub it off using a cordless power scrubber pro or a sponge. However, if hard water stains are rigid and years back, then mix baking soda to remove hard water stains.

#5 Hydrogen peroxide

Ordinary hydrogen peroxide works great on stubborn hard water stains that accumulate on wall and floor tiles. For added cleaning power, make a paste using baking powder and apply on to the stained tiles. Let it sit for an hour, then scrub with a damp sponge.

Other Tips To Remove Hard Water Stains From Tiles

Clean the tiles every day

To prevent the buildup, wipe down the surface with cleaner, brush, and microfiber cleaning cloth after a shower.  Not only does this helps remove hard water stains but also prevents the mild spots and soap scum buildup.

Further, cleaning the surface every day doesn’t take much time. There is a variety of easy-to-use brushes that you can use to clean the tiles regularly.

A Brush for every tile

Use your favorite tile cleaner and wiper to clean the bathroom tiles every three to four days. Squirt the cleaner and swish it around with the brush. This helps remove the hard water stains and prevents buildup also. Further, it can keep your bathroom clean and keep bacteria at bay.

Mop regularly

On a weekly basis, mop your tiles using warm water and smart floor mop. This is a great way to clean your home and to protect the floor from harsh stains of hard water in your area.