Stains on Tile and How to Remove Them
Why Are There Water Stains on my Tub and Tile? How Can I Remove These Stains?
No matter how clean you keep your bathroom, water stains and other unsightly stains are a fact of like.
Built up soap scum, mildew, and untreated water spots can quickly make even the cleanest bathroom look dingy and uncared for.
The good news is that these stains can be easily treated, usually with simple ingredients already found in your home.
What Causes Water Stains?
Bathroom stains can be caused by a variety of factors, but the most common and ubiquitous stain is the dreaded water spots. These are the same water spots that sometimes appear on the glasses and dishes even after you run them through the dishwasher. These unsightly spots are cause by hard water that is full of mineral content. After the water dries, it leaves behind the minerals in spotty and stubborn deposits.
How To Remove Water Stains
These water stains are annoying resistant to detergents and other soaps, so how to get rid of them? The good news is that these spots can be cleared up with the simplest of ingredients that are already lurking in most home cabinets.
Baking soda and simple white household vinegar are the best way to combat water stains. Create a sort of damp paste from the baking soda and vinegar and leave it on the affected areas. After waiting a few hours, you should be able to wipe it clean with a damp cloth with no stain or residue left.
How To Fight Other Stubborn Stains
Not all stains are caused by hard water. Mildew and bacterial growth can also thrive in the moist areas in your tub and tiles. These stains often give your tile and plexiglass tubs an unsightly pinkish or orange color. These stubborn stains can be cleared up easily with a regular household cleaner that includes bleach.
When scrubbing your tub, make sure to avoid toilet cleaners that have bowl-etching power, since this could damage the finish of your tub over time.
If the stain is slow to lift from your tub or tiles, spray a generous coat of cleaner on the affected area and let it sit for twenty minutes or so.
The bleach and cleaning chemicals will help to dissolve the microbial growth, making it a simple task to just wipe it clean. For extra stubborn stains or more serious problems, consult a professional to go over your options before trying any extreme do-it-yourself tactics.
Trying to get rid of those awful stains in your San Mateo home? Call Caccia Plumbing Inc. at (650) 376-6800 today and see how we can help!