Spots appear wherever water is present. In the kitchen and bathroom they create a very unsightly effect and make these places look simply dirty. Long-term stains can even affect the functioning of equipment such as kitchen faucets or shower rails. See how to get rid of stains effectively
Where do stains come from?
Streaks are nothing more than sediment from the hard water that flows in taps across the country. The drops that splash onto countertops, kitchen sinks and shower stall glass leave behind a trail of white streaks. Delicate white residue is not a big problem, only when it comes to deposits that turn into a layer of limescale, which is already difficult to remove. Regular removal and prevention of the run-off will prevent the formation of limescale
How do I clean stains?
To get rid of stains, you’ll need several remedies. When it comes to ceramic sinks, metal sinks and kitchen mixersunless they are highly polished, a granular cleansing milk will be perfect. Such agent will perfectly deal with any stains and will leave metal and ceramic surfaces clean and shiny. Unfortunately, the cleaning granules in such milks are microplastics. If you want a more environmentally friendly option, use a paste made of salt and baking soda. It will work very similarly, will also be effective, and will be inexpensive, natural, and eco-friendly
Damp patches on glass, mirrors and polished surfaces will be easily removed with vinegar. A thick layer of scale will probably need to be removed with a vinegar-soaked paper towel or cloth. Ordinary white marks can easily be removed with a cloth and vinegar or glass cleaner. On the other hand, when it comes to enamel, for example on a bathtub, to avoid dulling, rubbing and chipping of the paint, it is a good idea to avoid granules or sharp scratches. Although enamel is durable, it can lose its resistance over time, so choose gentle products; in the most extreme cases, you can use a paste of salt on a microfiber cloth
How to prevent spots
Spotting in the shower is caused by water remaining on the glass and tile. When the drops evaporate, the minerals present in hard water remain on the surfaces and form a white deposit. To prevent streaking, make sure the water does not stand on surfaces. In the bathroom, a squeegee will be very effective in removing the remaining water droplets from the glass and tiles and leaving the bathroom clean.
The sink and the countertops around it should be wiped dry every time after washing dishes or washing vegetables. It is also a good idea to look at the cabinet under the sink and make sure it is not wet. Especially on black fronts, stains are very visible and neglecting the cabinet under the sink can ruin it. A thick layer of stone needs to be scrubbed, and this often results in the surface of the cabinet door being worn away or discolored
Keeping your home clean is a challenge for many people. Simple, inexpensive and accessible recipes for homemade cleaning products and patents for keeping things tidy are very helpful and make life easier. By using the right methods and products, it makes cleaning easy and enjoyable.
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