Hard Water and Mineral Stain Removal

We can remove those stains left by sprinklers or ground water!

Hard water stains are the spots left from water after it has evaporated. People call these spots different names like mineral buildup, mineral deposits, or even hard water deposits. Think of the spots on your shower door a few hours after you have used it – the glass probably looks streaked and spotty. These stains are caused by the calcium and other minerals that are typically found in water. Instead of evaporating with the water, these minerals are left behind and tend to look like dirty white spots on your glass.

When these spots are left to build up, the glass becomes hazy and dirty with a layer of hard water stains. While these spots can be removed with some cleaners, without the proper tools or cleaning solutions that a professional like Dean’s Window Cleaning has, you can actually damage the surface of the glass itself. Shower doors are not the only place that you might develop hard water stains: You can also typically find hard water spots on glass your sprinklers hit, faucets in your bathrooms, your kitchen sink, or even the water dispenser on your refrigerator. Glass, chrome, stainless steel, and tile all tend to show these spots. Mineral deposits can actually clog faucets and shower heads as well when left without cleaning for long enough. Cleaning is not only hard to do once this sets in, but any wrong chemical solution can be harmful to the fixture itself.

How Hard Water Stains are Removed

For the DIYer, cleaning off newer hard water stains is simple with vinegar, ammonia, rubbing alcohol, and water mixtures. They are able to scrub on a home remedy with a cloth or even a chemical solution they picked up from the store. If you do decide to take care of newer hard water stains on your own, make sure you use gloves to protect your hands from any chemicals! However, for most older stains, it is not this easy to remove on your own. As a professional, we use a specific polishing paste that is specially created for the removal of the minerals left behind. With a non-abrasive pad, the Dean’s Window Cleaning crew will scrub off the stains without harming the surface underneath.

Our cleaning solutions are non-acidic, and we use the best techniques in the industry to remove any hard water stains. This means that our method is safe to use on any surface and will penetrate even the thickest layers of mineral deposits! Having hard water stains is a completely normal thing in when water does not have a way of running through a softening process before flowing out of a faucet. In fact, up to about 85% of homes deal with hard water! Even with water softeners, it typically is not enough to keep hard water stains from happening (although it may cut back on some).

Preventative Measures

As with many things in a household, prevention is key to stopping issues down the road. One of the easiest ways to prevent hard water stains in the shower is to keep a squeegee inside. Every time someone takes a shower, quickly run the squeegee along the glass to eliminate the opportunity for the minerals to stain.  If you do not want to do the squeegee trick, simply cleaning the shower glass thoroughly at least one day a week should get rid of the problem. On surfaces other than the shower, we recommend doing your best to keep them dry as well. Wiping down your sinks and faucets can actually cut down on the minerals able to build up.

 

Don’t forget your pipes either! At least once a month, run some lemon juice and water down your drains to help break up the mineral deposits within them. While it might be tempting to use the chemical cleaning solutions offered at the store, we do not tend to recommend them. As a local business, we only promote and use cleaning agents that are safe for children and pets so that you do not have to worry about any adverse effect within your home. For DIYers, there are many simple solutions that one can find on the internet to clean with instead of resulting to harsh chemicals that are not only bad for your family’s health, but also harmful to the surfaces you are cleaning them with.

Why Hire Dean’s Window Cleaning

Instead of spending hundreds of dollars on each window you will need to replace due to hard water stains, hiring a professional is more cost effective as well as efficient! We know how important it is to you to keep your home clean, which is why we take pride in offering the best cleaning services here in Boise. In fact, our employees are all thoroughly trained with modern techniques and safest cleaning solutions available to the industry in order to provide our customers with top notch services time and time again. The Dean’s Window Cleaning mission is to not only clean the space of our customers, but provide a healthier environment to live in.

As a local business, you will get to see firsthand the focus we give to reliability and attention to detail. While giving you great service, we also strive to provide the best customer service in Boise. We specialize in cleaning old hard water stains so that you do not have to worry about spending an excessive amount of money cleaning! Even if you are unable to provide preventative maintenance of your home, we are here to save the day – every single time. You and your family will love the environmentally friendly cleaning products and hand washing techniques that are the tried and true processes of Dean’s Window Cleaning. We promise that if you are unsatisfied with the results of our hard water removal, we would be more than happy to come back and correct the issue! When you need help removing mineral deposits in your home, give Dean’s Window Cleaning a call to schedule your cleaning appointment!

You can see a hard water job we recently did here: https://deanswindowcleaning.com/portfolio-item/hard-water-stain-removal/