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The Secret to Getting Rid of Hard Water Stains

Most of us have problems with hard water. It’s almost impossible to get off! You’ve probably tried abrasive cleaning products that promise to remove it, but even those don’t always work. There’s a surprising ingredient that will eat it away and you probably already have it in your kitchen - vinegar! Here are some tricks for using vinegar to get rid of hard water stains: Faucets: Soak paper towels in vinegar and place them on the areas that are caked with hard water stains. Fill a spray bottle with vinegar and spray the towels every couple of minutes. After 20-30 minutes, take the towels off and scrub off the hard water with an old toothbrush. For areas with thick hard water, repeat the process, waiting one hour and keeping the towels soaked with vinegar. You shouldn't have to scrub too hard - the hard water will come off easily after soaking in vinegar. Showerheads: You can also use vinegar to unclog the holes in your shower heads. Most shower heads detach from the base and can easily be soaked in a bucket. If it’s attached to the faucet or shower wall, simply fill a plastic bag with vinegar and tie it around the showerhead. Warning: Do not use vinegar on marble countertops or other stoneware, as it can cause the stone to pit and corrode.  


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