Hard water leaves its mark on shower walls and glass shower enclosures in the form of crusty little white lime deposits that can be really difficult to remove. If you’ve ever wondered how to clean hard water deposits, we’ve got the answer!

One solution is sodium carbonate, which is the base for many cleaners and is the primary ingredient in washing soda. For a home remedy, try using vinegar either at full strength or diluted a bit with water. This natural acid will cut through hard water stains as well as soap scum in the bathroom.

Once the water stains have been removed, you can keep them away by applying a protective coating to the surfaces. Car wax works great for the tile and fiberglass surfaces. For glass shower doors try using a car windshield treatment to bead up the water so that next time the cleaning will be a breeze.

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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio, TodaysHomeowner.com, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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