The modern aesthetic it brings your bathroom is something to marvel as there is something very appealing about the sleek look of brand-new glass shower doors and/or glass enclosures. Your shower doors are probably starting to build up a mineral film as you may start to notice that sleek modern look starting to fade over the following weeks. Many homeowners are unsure how this buildup develops. Unfortunately, this hard water problem is your fault, it might just be where you live. The good news is that there are methods to stop this unsightly buildup from forming. Today, we at M & M Glass would like to discuss the hard water ruining your glass shower.
Difference Between Hard & Soft Water
You might encounter some nasty problems with your water, depending on where you live. California water is considered hard to very hard with the average water hardness for California residents between 100-300 PPM. The state’s most populous city and the second-most populous city in the US, Los Angeles, has a water hardness average of 127 PPM. The high amounts of dissolved minerals in your water are how hard water is caused, which include minerals such as magnesium, calcium, and lime. Water doesn’t begin as hard when rainwater falls it is soft, meaning it contains less than 1 GPG (Grains Per Gallon). Making it very hard (containing more than 10.5 GPG), this water moves through the ground it picks up dissolved minerals.
Do You Get Water Spots with Soft Water?
Other problems with your water can be caused by water softeners since hard water can be tricky to manage. It becomes more troublesome the longer you let the problem persist as the main issues with hard water are the film it leaves behind on your shower doors. You encounter different problems with soft water. Since it cannot be removed with water softeners, soft water has a high content on sodium. There is also still a chance of stains being left behind it can lead to your water tasting salty and could be unhealthy to drink, though this may be better for your showers.
How Do You Get Stains Off Glass Shower Doors & Enclosures
Traditional soap and water could be more damaging than beneficial to the stained shower doors near me when trying to remove hard or soft water stains. Try using things such as a commercial lime or calcium removing spray instead since these sprays are specifically designed to remove these types of stains. Attempt rubbing the shower with a dryer sheet for fresh hard water spots. To help it stay clean and clear of these pesky stains, dryer sheets are able to remove the built-up calcium without scratching the surface of your glass door. First spray lemon juice on the door and after that rub a solution of vinegar and baking soda on the door with a soft cloth or sponge for extra stubborn hard water stains. You should be able to peer right through the glass as if it was brand new once you immediately rinse and dry the glass once this process is completed. Remember to wipe and dry the shower door after every use to prevent these stains. to reduce these stains, think about investing in clear choice protective coating as well. For areas with very hard water, water softener is also a good preventative method.
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Frosted glass is a great choice for showers as it doesn’t show spots nearly as easily as clear glass. Whether you are looking to install, repair, or replace glass enclosures and/or doors in your Whittier, CA home, call in the experts of M & M Glass for quality services.