Remove Hard Water with Vinegar

Even if you clean your sink everyday, it doesn't prevent the build up caused from hard water. If you want to learn how to "Remove Hard Water with Vinegar" you'll want to read further, so you can get rid of the nasty build up that can form.

You may have tried all of the hard water products out there, saturating your faucets and soaking the fridge tray. But despite all the effort you may still be using toxic cleaners, with deadly fumes. If you want to try something a whole lot safer and healthier for you, and with something that you already have in your pantry, you'll want to get out the vinegar. Yep, this may surprise you, simple vinegar does the trick. The nice thing is that vinegar is cheap and non toxic.

Here is how to use plain white vinegar to get rid of hard water; to start here is some help for the refrigerator in-door dish, just pop the dish out, pour a little vinegar in it and let it sit for about 20 minutes. You can use an old toothbrush and the hard water just wipes off without any scrubbing; to clean faucets, soak some paper towels in vinegar and place them on the areas with hard water. Then fill a spray bottle filled with vinegar and spray the towels every time you walk by. After about 20 minutes take the towels off and scrub off the hard water with an old toothbrush. For areas with thick hard water, put the towels back on, spray with more vinegar and wait another hour while keeping the towels soaked with vinegar. The hard water should scrub off easily after soaking in vinegar; make sure not to use vinegar on marble countertops or other stoneware, it can cause the stone to pit and corrode.

You can also use vinegar on shower heads to unclog all of the spray holes. If your shower heads detach from the base, you can easily soak them in a bucket. Or if they don't detach you can fill a bag with vinegar and tie it on and soak. It may seem surprising that something as simple as vinegar works so good, but it really does, you will have shiny faucets, shower heads and fridges if you use this simple trick. And of course the best part is that it's inexpensive and non toxic.

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