In Nevada, hard water is an issue every home and business owner deals with. Without obsessive cleaning, it can be difficult to rid your windows of hard water stains. Here are 5 tips you can use to get your windows looking bright again.
1. Vinegar and Water Spray
If you’ve asked your mom or any old timer how to wash a window, the first suggestion they probably made to you was to use a vinegar and water spray. Vinegar and water solutions have been used for centuries to clean windows, glasses and mirrors. The active agents in vinegar are great for attacking hard water stains and build up. The water helps dilute and ration the solution and keeps your house from smelling sour. To make your own, fill a spray bottle halfway with vinegar and the other half with water. Spray and wipe down windows with either a soft towel or squeegee.
2. Bath Tub Cleaner
Bath tub cleaners, such as Scrubbing Bubble, are fit with deep cleaning agents that can take on all types of grime. We suggest trying out a bath tub cleaner on your hard water stains. Follow the instructions on your bath tub cleaner and apply it to your windows. Typically this requires spraying the cleaner and leaving it to rest for a few minutes. Next, wipe your windows clean and if necessary, use a squeegee.
3. Dish soap and Lemon Juice
Your exterior windows will be sure to have much more dirt and hard water stains than the interior of your house. To get your exterior glowing, rev up the old school vinegar and water spray with dish soap and lemon juice. The added disinfectant and acidity tackles hard water and gunk, leaving your windows sparkly with shine.
4. Alcohol and Baking Soda
For windows that receive constant hard water spots, you might have to hit them with a combo punch of alcohol and baking soda. First, rub the stains with alcohol with a cloth to dissolve dirt. For an extra boost, add some baking soda to the mix. The light abrasive works well as a polish to your windows.
5. Call Window Sparkle
So you’re impressed by all the DIY window cleaning strategies but the job is too big for that kind of approach? That’s what Window Sparkle is for. We’ll come out to your home or business and take care of the job. Our efficient power window wash will blast away those stubborn hard water stains once and for all. Give us a call and set up an appointment today.
What DIY remedies do you use to remove hard water stains?
Originally posted 2014-10-27 13:05:55.