How to Get Rid of Soap Scum from Hard Water

Soap Scum

Soap scum built up from hard water can be stubborn and difficult to get rid of. While the best solution is to get rid of the hard water in the first place, you’ll still need to clean up that soap scum. You can make your own powerful soap scum cleaner using just two common products.

You’ll need some Dawn dishwashing liquid, white vinegar, and an empty spray bottle. Combine one cup Dawn into a 32-ounce spray bottle and fill the rest of the bottle with white vinegar. Shake the bottle gently to mix after putting the sprayer top on.

Once your solution is ready you can begin removing that soap scum. Spray the mixture liberally on the area you are cleaning. Allow it to sit for at least 30 minutes and up to overnight if needed. Rinse away the grime that should have become soft and gooey. If you need to, use a brush or sponge to scrub the surface and then rinse.

After you’ve cleaned off the built-up soap scum, you can go on a weekly maintenance plan to keep things clean. Keep the spray bottle handy and spray down the shower’s walls, doors, faucets, and tracks. You can even do this while you’re in the shower and then before you step out you can rinse them off using the shower’s handheld sprayer.

You can also use this spray in the kitchen for appliances, sinks, and faucets. Getting rid of hard water is the best way to get rid of soap scum for good. Hard water can also cause dry hair and skin, spots on glasses, fixtures, and silverware, and rings on bathtubs. Schultz Soft Water would be happy to provide you with a free water analysis. Give us a call today at 800-289-2807 to learn more.