How to clean those weird orange water stains without chemicals

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Does your bathtub or bathroom sink ever get orangey stains on it? You may have tried and tried to scrub them away, and to no avail, they're still there. If you have ever had these reddish or orange stains in your bathroom, you may have wondered where they come from. They come from the water, and usually, the red stains will mean that there is a high iron content in the water. Sometimes the stains can also be caused by rust in your pipes too. If you live out in the country like Courtenay from Creek Line House, you might be on well water. In which case you would be getting some orange stains from the iron in the water. You can install a water filtration system or a water softener, but if you want to keep it simple, there are cleaning tips to help you get rid of these horribles stains. Of course, there are many different chemical cleaners that would solve the rusty stain problem, but if you are like most people, you probably want to keep things pretty natural.

Courtenay's cleaning tips thankfully don't use chemical cleaning supplies, and she uses natural cleaners whenever possible and keeps things as simple as possible. After trying many different products and methods she began to become a bit disheartened, thinking that these stains were there for good. But then, she found these green scrubbing pads at the dollar store and tested them out. It turns out with just some warm water and the green scrubbing pad, she was able to scrub off the orange stain, and any time she sees a new one forming, she just scrubs it away with the green scrubby before it has a chance to set in. So all you need are some green scrubbing pads and warm water. Scrub the spot with the wet green scrubby until the stain comes off. It may take you some time to get the stain off entirely, but it will be worth all of your effort. Plus, no chemical cleaning supplies need to be used. You can also try using some baking soda, white vinegar or lemon juice with the green scrubby and see if that helps to make the process go faster. It may just help to lift some of the colour out of the sink or bathtub.

You can also make sure that you don't have any drips or leaks in your faucets, which is also good for saving water. Get any leaks fixed right away and then you won't have the water constantly dripping down your drain. You can also dry out your sink to prevent the water from sitting on the surface for too long as well. This way the iron doesn't have a chance to oxidise and won't turn into the rust stains. You should also probably have your water tested. Sometimes though, even though you have a water treatment tank, you'll still have the high iron content even though the water is perfectly safe to use for doing dishes, taking baths and showers or washing clothes. If you do have well water, it's usually advised to either filter it with a top of the line water filtration system to remove any impurities or, buy water that has been filtered well. You can even have fresh water delivered to your house weekly, so you don't have to do all of the heavy lifting yourself. So if you have rust stains in your sink or in your bathtub, try out some of these great cleaning tips and ideas and see how they work in your household.***

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