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Take Care of Tough Water Spots

Water is the staff of life. Your body is about 50% water and you need water every day to survive. So, if water is so important, and it is, why is it such a thorn in your side? The hard water in your area is terrible! You finally saved up enough money to purchase a water softener, but now you have all the lasting effects of hard water to deal with. You have tried many different ‘tried and true’ water spot removers to no avail. You need the big guns now, the time to mess around is over; you mean business.

Understanding Water Spots

When the alkaline and calcium that is normally found in water combine together and adhere to surfaces, water spots are created. If these spots are left untreated they begin a corrosive process and actually begin to etch into the surface causing permanent damage. It then becomes harder to take care of the water spots. Some other factors that lend to the level of difficulty to remove the spots are heat, hardness of water, and the exposure to direct sunlight. Now that you understand the factors that make spots hard to remove, read on to learn how to remove them.


Some of the water spot removers that will help you in your quest include an original remover that is non-abrasive, biodegradable, and environmentally friendly. You just spray on and wipe off. This is the best for water that has not begun etching into the surface you are cleaning. A remover ‘plus’ is available to battle the spots that have just began the etching process. It cleans and waxes to fix and protect. It will not remove any existing wax, just add to it for a smooth finish. The final strategy, the ‘big guns’ is an extreme product that will restore shine and clarity to just about any surface plagued by that spotty water. You can also get a specialized spot remover for glass. It is hard to get the sprinklers to not spray your windows yet adequately water your begonias. With the right products you can win your war on water (spots, that is).

Finding a Water Heater and a Plumber

Your home’s water heater is one of the most critical appliances in your house. Without hot water you won’t be able to effectively wash dishes or clothes, shower, or a myriad of other tasks. Although the modern water heater is designed to last many years, eventually they all begin to fill with sediment from the water supply or break down in other ways. When this happens you can either call a Midland plumbing company, or you can choose to install a new water heater and avoid all the hassle of dealing with repeated breakdowns. This article will discuss how to purchase a new water heater and how you can find a reliable plumber to install it or fix your existing unit.

Purchasing a New Water Heater

If you don’t know, the best place to look for a new water heater is any appliance store that has a good showroom. The showroom is important because it gives you the ability to visually compare heaters to one another and get valuable information on their performance and energy efficiency. When you look at heaters you will notice that they are all labeled with a yellow energy star sticker. This label gives information on how much the unit will cost to operate on an annual basis and is the easiest way to compare units. Typically if you require either more capacity or a faster replenishment rate, the overall efficiency of the unit will decrease, unless you are willing to spend a little money to get a tankless unit, although these can be difficult to install.

Finding a Qualified Plumber

Although most people aren’t aware, there are a lot of different types of midland plumbing companies. When hiring one to fix your water heater, you will want to find one who specializes in water heater repair. The reason you want a specialist is that if the problem with your heater isn’t fixed correctly, you will likely experience more problems again very soon, and then the plumbing bills can really start to mount up. To find a good plumber you should make sure that they are licensed and insured and then look into how long they have been in business, how many heaters they install a year etc. It may seem like a lot of work just to have someone install a heater, but if the heater is installed incorrectly you will have to pay again to have someone come back and do it right.

And The Heat Is On!

Here comes summer! There is no denying it anymore. Just few days ago, I was experiencing the lashing of super typhoon Falcon in the Philippines. I was greeted here in Dubai with the extreme opposite of what I had in Manila. It is so hot and very humid.

My husband said that few days before I got back here, the sandstorm was too much. He had to do the laundry twice!

So, caution to those who are in the Middle East right now. Take a lot of water. Put your sunscreen protection and wear light clothing because the summer heat is not letting up.

This unbearable heat is just the beginning…

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