Do your clothes, towels and linens feel rough on your skin? Is there a powdery residue left on them? You may be blaming your appliances or laundry detergent, but these problems can be caused by the hard water in your household. Water is considered hard when it contains minerals like calcium, magnesium, and iron.
When water has a high concentration of these minerals, they can attach to the fabrics in your laundry load, thus leaving your clothing and linens feeling stiff and covered with a residue that can even dull colors. In some cases, the fabric fibers can actually break and create holes.
If you have hard water, you can use any detergent, but it is important to use a heavy-duty one that offers the most cleaning ingredients. This is because laundry detergent can become attached to minerals in hard water rather than actually cleaning the clothes.
Over time, the residue that collects on your towels not only gives a duller appearance, but can make them less absorbent over time. Additionally, a residue of detergent on clothes and linens that contact your skin can lead to an increase in redness, chafing and dryness.
Our whole house systems at Ecosmarte soften water without using salt. Laundry, your appliances, and your skin all get cleaner when you have a whole house water filter in MI!