How to Get Rid of Hard Water Deposits in Your Kitchen or Bathroom

Get rid of hard water deposits by using organic, safe household cleaners instead of using harsh chemicals.


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Keeping the bathroom and kitchen clean is an ongoing battle. Make it easier with the cleaning tips and tricks in these videos. You'll learn fast, easy ways to get rid of bathroom mold, hard water marks, rust stains, bathtub rings, lime scale, mildew stains, soap scum, and more. Plus, tips on how to clean a granite countertop, a toaster oven, the garbage disposal, a sink drain, chrome, grout, your microwave, shower curtains, and many other hard-to-clean household appliances and surfaces.

You Will Need

  • Lemon rind
  • Paper towel
  • White vinegar
  • Water
  • Spray bottle
  • Toothbrush (optional)


  1. Step 1

    Rub lemon rind

    Rub a lemon rind over your chrome faucets to polish them and to remove water deposits.

  2. Use a toothbrush to scrub around the corners.

  3. Step 2

    Remove water deposits from faucets

    Get rid of water deposits on your faucets by soaking paper towels with white vinegar and then covering the faucets with paper towels. Let them sit for an hour before removing.

  4. Step 3

    Clean dishwasher

    Add 1 cup white vinegar to your empty dishwasher. Run it through a full cycle to remove water deposits.

  5. Do this on a monthly basis to prevent buildup.

  6. Step 4

    Spray shower doors

    Spray glass shower doors with full strength white vinegar to release the water deposits. Rinse thoroughly.

  7. Step 5

    Clean the toilet

    Get rid of water stains in your toilet. Pour 3 cups of white vinegar in the toilet and let it sit overnight before flushing.

  8. Step 6

    Clean glassware

    Get your glassware sparkling again by soaking them in a solution of half vinegar and half water for 15 minutes.

  9. Step 7

    Clean coffeemaker

    Get rid of water deposits in your coffeemaker by filling the water reservoir with one cup white vinegar. Run it through a full cycle and then run it again with plain water to rinse.

  10. Over 85 percent of households in the United States have hard water.