Removing hard water stains is essential to the quality and longevity of your glass. The best way to ensure your windows and storefronts are mineral-free is to hire a professional window cleaner.
At Big Apple Window Cleaners, we can take care of the harshest hard water stains before they start degrading your glass. Biannual and seasonal window cleaning can help you avoid hard water damage.
Today, we’ll share a few ways you can try to remove hard water stains on your own. Please always protect your eyes and skin when working with cleaning solutions.
Abrasive cleaners do a good job getting rid of hard water stains in their early stages. Baking soda and steel wool can be a great combination when used carefully. Being too tough with abrasives can leave scratches on the glass.
If the abrasives can’t remove hard water stains, you can take advantage of natural acids likes white vinegar and lemon juice. They do a great job loosening deposits from hard surfaces, such as glass and tile.
You can mix vinegar and lemon juice in 1:1 proportion and spray the solution on your glass. Wait 20 minutes for it to settle and start working. Use a brush to remove the mineral remains. Rinse well with water.
If abrasives and natural acids aren’t working, we suggest you use both. First, apply the vinegar or lemon juice. Leave it to work for 30 to 40 minutes. Then sprinkle the baking soda on the glass and use the brush to scrub away the minerals.
Avoid mixing acids and baking soda. You’ll get a useless solution since they neutralize each other.
If all else fails, you can use phosphoric, hydrochloric, and sulfuric acids to fight hard water stains. These are very strong corrosive acids, which must be handled with care. Don’t forget to protect your eyes and skin while using the acid.
In case everything you’ve tried has failed, we recommend hiring professional window cleaners. They have a few tricks up their sleeves to keep your glass hard water stain free. By taking advantage of professional window cleaning on a regular basis, you can forget about hard water damage on your windows and storefronts.