Tip: Getting Rid of Hard Water Spots and Soap Scum

Shower Doors
Ever wonder what product to use to get through the soap scum and pesky lime scale in your shower?  One recommendation is to make a paste out of vinegar and baking soda, then spread  it on the area and let it set for about a half an hour before wiping it off and scrubbing the area clean.

If your drinking glasses are cloudy when you pull them out of the dishwasher, here is a quick fix to make them crystal clear again.  First, soak the glasses in a bowl of white vinegar for about 30 mins.  Next, rub the glasses with a washcloth that is coated in baking soda.  Finally, wash as usual.  You don’t even need to rinse before you put them in the dishwasher.

Try this natural way to remove hard water stains.  Simply cut a lemon in half, and give your faucets a good rub down.  Let it sit there for a few minutes or longer, then rinse with warm water.

Water Softener
For a more permanent solution to hard water issues in your home, you may want to consider a water softener.  Your skin, clothes, pipes, and appliances will thank you.  With a water softener, you will not only use fewer cleaning products, but your appliances will last longer.  In addition to that, your pipes will be free from the buildup of calcium and various minerals that can cause blockages.