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Got Hard Water? Here's How To Beat It

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At some point in your life, you will have to deal with the unsightly buildup of hard water stains in your kitchen sink and faucet, your shower, and other areas of your home that use water. These stains can often be difficult to remove, and when you have guests over, they're rather embarrassing to have out on display for all to see. If you're tired of scrubbing away at these stains and you just want a way to get rid of hard water forever, then keep reading – there are many tried-and-true methods to beat it once and for all. Here are some of the best ways:

Get a Water Purification System

One of the best ways to get rid of hard water is to simply invest in a water purification system. Such a system will work to filter out all of the nasty elements within your water, like mineral deposits and chemicals that can cause these stains in the first place. By removing these things from your water, the system will also make you healthier – no one in your home will have to drink or bathe in water with anything nasty or detrimental to your health in it. While many water purification systems are meant to be installed directly on your faucet tap, you can get more sophisticated, house-wide home water filtration equipment installed by a plumber if you so choose, and it will last a lot longer than a DIY model.

Boil Your Water Before Use

One of the best things you can do is simply boil your water before you use it. This will soften up the water considerably and will filter out any impurities that may be present in it. You should be able to use it to clean your home without creating any additional messes.

Perform Routine Maintenance

Of course, like anything else in your home, all of the water systems will need routine maintenance. The first thing you need to do is check your water heater to make sure it is functioning properly. If you haven't received any special certifications for this, then you may be better off calling in a plumber or HVAC technician to do the job for you so that you don't create a mess or a safety hazard. After the heater has been inspected and cleaned (if necessary), you should examine all of your faucets for buildup. If they can be taken apart and inspected, they should be. Drains should be thoroughly inspected, too. If you keep the inside of all your water systems clean and regularly treat them for clogs and blockages, then the risk of you having hard water will be significantly less.

Softening the hard water in your home doesn't have to be challenging. If you want to get one up on this annoying beast, then follow the tips outlined above, and you should be able to eliminate or manage it for a very long time.