Stains on Tile and How to Remove Them
Why Are There Water Stains on my Tub and Tile? How Can I Remove These Stains?
Water stains in the bathroom are a common problem among homeowners across the country. They often buildup over the course of several months or years if proper cleaning techniques aren't used on a regular basis. In many cases, these types of stains are extremely difficult to remove.
What is The Main Cause of Water Stains?
If you have hard water, you'll likely notice water stains begin to appear in your bathtub and on your tiles. Hard water stains often come in many forms, including small white spots and small brown spots. Hard water can also cause the formation of soap scum, so it's very important that you clean your bathroom on a consistent basis.
Hard water is defined as water that contains a high mineral level. When water comes into contact with minerals such as calcium, limestone or magnesium, these minerals are left in the water and create annoying spots on surfaces that it comes into contact with. Hard water is not harmful, and is very common across the United States.
How Can I Remove These Stains
Hard water stains can be removed by using a variety of chemicals. In many cases, hard water buildup is so bad that it takes several cleaning sessions before you'll be able to see a difference, or the stains won't come out at all.
Using an abrasive cleaner such as steel wool or baking soda might do the trick. These tend to work on stains that are small in scale and aren't really noticeable. For the tougher, larger stains, you'll likely want to use lemon juice or white vinegar.
While it might take a bit longer to remove the stains, these household items are safe and effective.
Make sure to mix these items with a little bit of water, scrub the stain for a few minutes, and let the mixture set for another 15 minutes. Rinse and repeat several times until the stain is gone.
When Household Items Aren't Good Enough
For large water stains that just won't disappear, you'll likely need to call a professional plumbing company to clean your bathroom for you. Professional plumbers and cleaners will use strong chemicals that can remove just about any type of stain and will finish the job safely and efficiently.
Trying to get rid of those awful stains in your Sherman Oaks home? Call Plumbing Brothers & Rooter at (855) 375-5700 today and see how we can help!