If you live in an area with hard water – water that has a high content of minerals, such as calcium and magnesium – you know how burdensome it can be to achieve stain-free windows. After the water has evaporated on a window, it will leave stains known as calcium deposits or lime scale. It is not visible at first, but as soon as the deposits build up, it creates a thick whitish glaze that is not easy to remove.
In this blog, window replacement specialists share a few tips on how to remove hard water stains from your windows.
Use a mixture of vinegar and water. A simple mixture of vinegar and water is an ideal solution for hard water stains that have not had enough time to build up. First, take equal amounts of distilled vinegar and water, and mix them in a spray bottle. Spray the solution, and let it rest on the window panes for at least two to three minutes. Finally, take a clean cloth and gently wipe away the cleaning solution.
Use baking soda and water. Another ingredient that can tackle hard water stains is baking soda. Create a cleaning paste for your casement windows or other exterior windows using baking soda and a small amount of water. And then, use a dry cloth to scrub the stains with the paste. The abrasive quality of baking soda will help get rid of stains that do not respond to vinegar.
Call for professional help. The easiest and most convenient way to remove hard water stains from your home windows is to book a professional window cleaning service. Let a team of window maintenance professionals make your windows fresh, shiny and, above all, free of streaks in a safe and timely manner.
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