At one time or another, most of us have dealt with issues that involve removal of stubborn hard water spots on our windows caused by hard water. Hard water is a type of water full of minerals such as calcium, magnesium, metal cat-ions, and compounds such as sulfates and bicarbonates. When this type of water gets in contact with glass, it can form water spots that are unsightly and hard to get rid of. If left on the surface these spots will eventually puncture the surface of the glass causing irreparable damage to your windows. Once hard water spots have developed on the exterior of your windows you have 3 options: Chemical treatment, polishing, grinding of the glass or total replacement which may cost thousands of dollars.
Household windows are the most common sites for water spots. Ordinary cleaning techniques usually don’t completely erase water spots caused by hard water, unless of course it is cleaned right away. But who has the time to clean after every time we use our water to wash dishes, take a shower or water the lawn?
Most techniques in getting rid of hard water spots involve acidic substance that break down mineral deposits. White vinegar or lemon juice are the common DIY solutions often used in any household. 0000 grade steel wool can be effective in polishing the glass and removing the particulate build up without damaging the glass surface.
Getting rid of hard water spots is a difficult job, some of our tips in preventing hard water spots are:
– Avoid overspray on your windows with hard water.
– Position water sprinklers away from glass windows.
We at Squeeky Clean are a team of professionals who can take care of this for you. Call us now for a free, no-commitment quote.