How to Remove Hard Water Stains from Stainless Steel Faucets

Last Updated: June, 2022 | By JULIAN GILL

We often observe hard water stains at different places in our homes. Whether it is our bathroom or kitchen, hard water always leaves stains on sinks and faucets. If you aren’t aware of hard water stains, let’s first have a brief intro about them following some methods to remove them.

So, here we go!

What are Hard Water Stains?

A type of water with a higher than average mineral content is known as Hard Water. There are calcium and magnesium ions in hard water. When hard (minerally rich) water evaporates, hard water stains occur, leaving a grim residue on your surface. Most frequently, in the bathroom, you can find hard water stains on the glass, tiles, metal surfaces, etc. Hard water stains can also be found on your dishes and clothes.

What are the Causes of Hard Water Stains?

Talking about the “hardness” of water we mean the quantities of minerals dissolved in your water. When water flows from the faucet, it is mixed with minerals present underground.  When the water is mixed with these minerals it becomes hard water.

Removing Hard Water Stains

Do you also sweep and rub steel faucets but see no results?

It doesn’t affect your health, but hard water lessens the quality of soaps and detergents. It doesn’t have to be a permanent improvement to your dingy tub; you just need to know how to extract hard stains of water. If you are looking for some ways to clean these stains, you can use some natural cleansers.

  • Start by using a spray bottle to mix half of the water and half of the vinegar.
  • In your bathtub and shower, spray the mixture and leave it for 5-10 minutes.
  • You can also use a paste of vinegar combined with baking soda to clean these stains.
  • Spray the paste over the stained surface, and wait for a few minutes.
  • Clean the scrub after mixing and rinse with water.

Other Ways to Clean Stains of Hard Water

Use Bleach

Another product that can be used to remove porcelain sink stains from hard water is bleach. Bleach is only suitable for white-colored ink. Bleach is an acidic substance that eliminates the color of the sink when some colorful sink is used.

  • The right way to use bleach on a drain-
  • Put the bleach in the sink first.
  • With a paper towel, cover the sink.
  • Leave it for a couple of hours to dry.
  • Remove the paper towel and clean the area thoroughly with a sponge if the bleach is dry.

Use Baking Soda

Baking soda is present in almost every home. It is also used to keep the sink clean. Not only does it eliminate hard water stains, but other small marks are also eliminated.

Baking soda can be used with warm water to remove stains. Grind the place with a sponge for a while by combining the two, and adding them to the sink. Clean the place with a dry cloth, then wash it with water.

Use Hydrogen Peroxide

If you have a vibrant sink and you are unable to use chlorine, then you have to wonder what to use for cleaning? Hydrogen peroxide is the solution.

It eliminates all sorts of stains from the porcelain sink, although it works slower than other cleaning agents.

The way it should be used is the same as bleach.

  • Take a paper towel and apply hydrogen peroxide to saturate it.
  • Now cover this towel with the sink, then remove it for 30 minutes.
  • With clean water, clean the sink thoroughly.
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author of julian gill pictureJulian Gill

Julian Gill is a mechanical engineer and Certified in Plumbing Design (CPD) and worked as a plumbing engineer for ten years. Besides this, he is interested in home improvement and currently works as a writer. @JulianGillPro

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