Hard water, who knew?
I’ve always lived in town with mountain water. It snows every winter, in the spring the snow melts, the reservoirs fill, and great tasting, soft water has always been ready any time I needed it.
And then we moved here with our own well. Suddenly our water was free. With all the work we’ve had done on the well, the MR says this is the most expensive free water ever.
I don’t know that ours would be classified as “hard” water, but it’s something. It tastes a little funny, and it leaves behind a trail of white. The chic black soap dispenser in our bathroom was retired covered in a film if white. And after 20 years of this water, all the faucets are covered in hard crusty gunk.
I’ve scrubbed. My housekeeper has scrubbed. We’ve brainstormed ways to shine up all the sinks and tile. Nothing seemed to work, so I turned to Pinterest for a little help.
The picture showing disgusting faucets turned all shiny and new seemed right up my alley. Sometimes my life is rather sad.
DIY Confessions had great results and a simple potion to achieve it. It was worth a try.
I just mixed up half a bottle of white vinegar, 1/4 cup lime juice (the recipe called for lemon, but all I had was fresh and it seemed a little upscale for cleaner) and roughly half a bottle of dish soap. Then I sprayed it on and left it for awhile. Here’s the yucky before.
Here we are all up close and personal. I know it’s bad.
And a little waiting, a little scrubbing, a little wiping later, we ended up with this.
It’s not perfect, but it’s oh so much better. I figure it took 20 years to look this disgusting, maybe it takes more than one try to look great. You’ll have to excuse me now, I have some scrubbing to do.
Any hard water tips you’d like to share?