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What Do Hard Water Stains Look Like


Hard water stains are known by many names – limescale, mineral deposits, mineral buildup, hard water deposits – but the meaning is the same. Hard water stains appear as chalky white residue that results from buildup of excess minerals present in hard water.

You might have noticed these unsightly hard water stains building up on your shower doors, faucets, showerheads, and other places where water is used throughout your home.

How Do Hard Water Stains Form?

These hard water stains are left behind after the water evaporates, leaving only minerals like magnesium and calcium that are the culprit of hard water. Not only is it unpleasant to look at, it’s even tougher to remove – it often takes harsh cleaners with bleach and other chemicals, as well as some serious elbow grease.

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This is especially troublesome in the bathroom, because when mineral scales combine with soap scum, you’re left with increased buildup that forms faster with continued use.

Get Rid of Hard Water Stains

If you already have limescale and soap scum building up around your house, it’s not too late to fix the problem. Sure, you might spend a day over the weekend rigorously cleaning the gunk off your bathroom fixtures and kitchen sink, but a solution from Culligan can keep your entire home stain-free.

Our water softening systems are designed to help reduce the contaminants that lead to scale buildup, extend the life of your appliances, and use less electricity. Contact your local Culligan Expert today to schedule an appointment and find out what solution will work best in your home.



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