How to Remove Mineral Deposits in Your Water

No matter how advanced your water system is in your home, the water will still have mineral deposits in it. This can lead to clogged aerators and sediment filled water heaters. To fix this problem:

  • Turn off the main water supply.
  • Find the faucet in your home that is furthest away from the main cut off valve.
  • Remove the aerator on the faucet.
  • Turn open both the hot and cold lines on the faucet all the way.
  • Turn the water supply back on, and let it blast the mineral deposits right out of your plumbing lines.
  • Close the faucet and reattach the aerator.

Watch this video to find out more.


  1. I found an excellent product that dissolves hardwater deposits. I originally found it at a pool store to clean acrylic spas which I had and did an excellent job. But then I tried it on faucets in the kitchen and the bath, tile shower doors, shower heads, soak faucet aerators in it, coffee pot, water/ice area of refrigerator basically any “hard” surface. You just spray it on and let it sit for a few minutes or let it soak in a dish, it just melts off or to a soft white milky substance you can wipe, rinse off. It’s called very simply “Descale It”. You can find at pool stores or hardware stores. If you have real hard water you will want to have this product on hand believe me. I buy a few bottles at a time.

  2. I have well water with a water softner & water filter with a single cartridge. The water is good for normal house hold usage but I need a source for use in a humidifier. I am presently buying drinking water from a drinking water machine in a super market. I want to possibilty get a faucet type sediment filter to use for huminifier only. The filters for the humidifier are over $20 & do not last more than 2 weeks with the normal household water!
    Do you have any suggestions?
    Thank you, Mike


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