Updated: May 7
We have all had issues with spots on our cars after it rains, and dust on our furniture when we open doors or windows. We all know that various types of air filters are available to help relieve the issue of dust particles and allergens to provide a healthier breathing environment and less dust on the furniture.
Water – like air – also leaves particles behind, as it contains naturally found minerals like calcium and magnesium that will leave a residue when left to air dry.
So how do you get rid of these unsightly water spots? Here are 3 fast solutions:
Install a Water Filter
Like purchasing an air filter to keep excess dust away, we can install a water filter with a conditioning element at our home’s main water service line to make cleanup of soap and water residue quick and easy and prevent buildup in our home’s pipes and appliances. Our homes are our biggest investment, so we must care for the plumbing and fixtures like we care for and maintain heating and air conditioning units.
There are many options for water treatment, so as a general rule, look for products that adhere to high standards, meet or exceed regulations and testing requirements, and use quality materials. Salt softening is not ideal or recommended for most situations due to the hassle, health hazards, inability to remove contaminants, and environmental issues of brine discharge. While EWS manufactures efficient salt softeners, we only recommend them on the hot side in conjunction with whole house filtration to remove contaminants.
Use a Topical Sealant
Outside windows pose a unique issue as mineral laden rain combined with the UV rays from the sun bakes rain spots onto the glass. This can also be an issue in bathrooms that get direct sunlight.
You can solve this problem by sealing glass shower enclosures and outside windows with topical products. This can be a real time saver when it comes to spring-cleaning and teenagers that often forget to squeegee down a shower.
There are many helpful products available, from using a paste car wax on glass blocks and glass doors, to one of the many spray-on products made specifically for treating and sealing glass, mirrors, and windows. Some products that we have personally used with much success are Rain-X and Magic Shower Glass & Mirror Spray.
Wipe it Up
Simply wiping things down or using a squeegee immediately after using the shower helps to keep water spots and soap scum from building up.