Hard water stains are not something you want to see on your plastic kitchenware, but unfortunately they can occur. Fortunately, you can remove these stains without damaging your surfaces by using the right cleaning products and techniques.
First, try a vinegar solution to clean your plastic containers. Mix a solution of equal parts vinegar and water and spray it on the stain areas. Let it sit for a few minutes and then scrub with a soft cloth or brush. Repeat the process until the stains are removed.
If you are dealing with large or stubborn stains, a professional cleaning service may be necessary to get the job done. A steam cleaning company or spot treatment specialist can use a power washer or a pressure cleaner to remove the offending spots.
Another option is to wipe down your plastic utensils after each use. This will help prevent mineral deposits from forming and causing stains.
To remove a light stain, make a mixture of equal parts white vinegar and water. Spray the solution onto the stained area and allow it to sit for about 30 minutes.
To remove a heavy-duty hard water stain, you will need to apply a commercial hard water stain remover to the affected area. These are specifically designed to remove mineral deposits and hard water stains, so you should follow the instructions on the product label carefully. You should also test the product on an inconspicuous area before applying it to your surface.