Top 5 Safe Methods for Removing Hard Water Spots

Hard water can be a huge nuisance, and not just because it doesn’t make enough suds when you’re washing your hair. This menace leaves an ugly trail of white deposits behind on your faucets, fixtures, and shower doors. 

However, you shouldn’t despair and turn in the towel just yet, as there is something you can do to remove those hard water stains from your home. Take a look at the list we’ve prepared for you and the hard water spots in your home will be a thing of the past. (Or leave it to our top-rated Fort Collins maid services to deal with them.)

How can I remove hard water spots?

If you’re struggling to remove hard water stains in your home, you’re not the only one. They can be a true nuisance, as they just keep on appearing. Well, we have a couple of tried-and-tested solutions for your troubles. Here are the top 5 secrets to getting rid of the hard (water) evidence without harsh chemicals.

Magic Eraser

I’m a huge fan of these little white enchanted scrubbing machines. I’ve been known to use them to clean everything from shoes to tile grout. That yucky white residue on the shower is no joke, but with a little water, these really do “magically erase” hard water! 

Make sure you always test in an inconspicuous place and do not use them on anything shiny, as they are essentially fine sandpaper.


You can chalk this one up to science. Essentially, vinegar contains acetic acid, which reacts with calcium carbonate and limescale ( white residue left behind in your bathroom.) As the two react, the acidity breaks up the buildup with little effort.

Citric acid

Here’s our college chemistry lesson all over again. Just like vinegar, we can thank citric acid for being acidic. Also, thankfully, we don’t have to special order industrial-strength citric acid (which can get pricey). Concentrated lemon juice or even lemon halves will do the trick.

Cleaning concoction

Fill half of a spray bottle with vinegar, add ¼ cup lemon juice, fill the bottle almost to the top with a dish soap of your choice, and then shake well. We’ve talked about the benefits of vinegar and lemon juice already, and adding the liquid soap also helps it to cling better to surfaces. 

If you spray this on the affected area and allow it to sit overnight, it will take less elbow grease to knock out those hard water spots, making it easier for you to do the cleaning. 

Bar Keeper’s Friend

I’ve been using BKF for about 2 years now. One of my favorite uses is to sprinkle some on a wet microfiber cloth to remove hard water from glass shower doors. It doesn’t take a lot of scrubbing at all, simply wipe the glass with the cloth and then rinse well. Make sure you rinse the glass thoroughly so there is no residue or streaks left behind.

Which maid service in Fort Collins will efficiently remove my hard water stains?

If you’re having a hard time getting rid of all the hard water spots around your home, it’s high time you found a house cleaning company able to deal with this and many other cleaning tasks, including thorough disinfection of your entire home and the top-to-bottom cleaning of all your appliances. There’s only one name that comes to mind – All Star Cleaning Services of Fort Collins. 

We are your go-to experienced and reliable cleaning professionals capable of tackling any cleaning demands you have for us. We service the entirety of Fort Collins and all the surrounding areas, so it doesn’t matter if you live near Horsetooth Mountain or at another location. Our cleaning experts will be there to resolve the cleaning issues you have. Reach out to us today!