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Hard Water Stains

Depending on the region where you live, you may be in contact with more or less calcareous water. In many states, tap water is very calcareous and has dramatic consequences on your pipes, plumbing system, and household appliances. Limescale is a generally hard and adherent deposit, sometimes porous, formed mainly by the calcium carbonates present in the water.

Causes of the hard water stains and how to fix it

Limescale deposits cause significant costs for the rehabilitation of water pipes and heating installations and are also responsible for significant energy losses. There are many ways you can clean those hard water stains but it’s always coming back. Today, we will present to you the best and most effective way to reduce those hard water stains directly at source.

What causes the hard water stains?

Hard water stains are directly caused by limescale in the water. When the water is heated in the hot water tank, the limescale becomes solid and settles on your shower walls, faucets and wherever you use hot water.

When heated, limescale in the water will also accumulate at the bottom of the water heater tank. Build-ups reduce the efficiency of the gas or electric heating making it more expensive to have hot water.

How to prevent hard water stains?

Hard water stains can be prevented by using a powered anode rod for your water heater and/or a water softener. A water softener will remove the minerals that cause hard water, including calcium and magnesium.

Adding a powered anode rod in your water heater will bring just enough energy to destabilize the calcium molecule found within the water. Destabilizing the calcium molecule will prevent the chemical reaction that normally creates calcite, the hard water stains. This will help to prevent the build-up of limescale in your hot water tank, pipes and appliances.

Hard water stains are a nuisance, but they can be prevented. By taking these measures, you can keep your pipes and appliances free from limescale and hard water stains.

 

How a powered anode rod helps with limescale and hard water stains?

Adding a powered anode rod in your water heater will bring just enough energy to destabilize the calcium molecule found within the water.

Destabilizing the calcium molecule will prevent the chemical reaction that normally creates calcite, the hard water stains. This will help to prevent the build-up of limescale in your hot water tank, pipes and appliances.

 

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How to wash and remove hard water stains?

Descaling solutions

If you have hard water stains, the best way to remove them is to use a descaling solution also known as stain remover or hard water stain removal. A descaling solution will break down the limescale so that it can be easily removed. You can find descaling solutions at most hardware stores.

To use a descaling solution, simply follow the instructions on the bottle. Most descaling solutions need to be left on the surface for a certain amount of time in order to work effectively. Once the time has elapsed, usually 15 to 30 minutes, you can scrub the area with a sponge or brush to remove any remaining mineral deposits. Finally, rinse the area and the cleaning solution with clean water.

White vinegar

White vinegar can also help to break down the mineral deposits and it is a natural solution. Simply mix equal parts white vinegar and water in a spray bottle, and mist the area. Allow the vinegar to sit for about 15 minutes, then scrub with a brush or cloth.

For tougher stains, you may need to repeat the process. White vinegar is safe to use on most surfaces, and it’s a gentle yet effective way to clean hard water stains. Plus, it’s much cheaper than store-bought cleaners.

How Corro-Protec helps with hard water stains and limescale?

The energy supplied by the Corro-Protec is used to destabilize the calcium molecule found within the water, which has the effect of preventing the chemical reaction that normally creates calcite.

In other words, the current prevents the calcium from becoming solid (calcite) and at the same time, reduces hard water stains. Corro-Protec is the most affordable solution to handle calcite.

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