How does a dehumidifier make clothes last for years?
Hard water is not an isolated problem for people living near coastal areas. The domestic water supply system is also vulnerable to hardness. In Pakistan, much of the population is exposed to hard water used for drinking, cooking, cleaning, and washing clothes. Hard water has no health effects, but washing clothes in hard water can lead to increased detergent consumption, dull and stiff clothes.
How can water softeners make your clothes last for years?
The effect of hard water on clothes
Here are some reasons why washing with hard water is boring.
- Clothes don’t look clean.
The excess calcium and magnesium in hard water makes soaps and detergents ineffective. This is because the excess calcium and magnesium prevents the water from forming a solution with the detergent. This results in the formation of a thin white layer called soap scum. The foam, or mass of detergent, settles on clothes and impairs their shine and luster. When water softener is used, the detergent forms a solution with the water that binds and loosens dirt from fabrics and makes clothes cleaner.
- Clothes become dull and discolored.
Detergent does not dissolve well in hard water, so dirt on dirty clothes does not come off the fabric. In addition, foam deposits on the clothes dirty them and affect their appearance. Hard water bleaches dark clothes. Lighter colored clothes become stained yellow or reddish brown.
- Bedding and towels become rough.
Hard water not only ruins the appearance of clothes, but also changes the feel of the fabric on the skin. Because hard water does not effectively remove detergent, towels and bedding appear scratchy and rough. By using soft water, towels and bedding can be properly cleaned and cared for.
- Skin problems
Pay special attention to clothing that comes into direct contact with the skin. Hard water makes clothes hard and itchy, as it leaves foam and mineral residue on clothes. When deteriorated fabric comes into contact with the skin, it causes redness, rashes and discomfort. People with sensitive skin or pre-existing skin problems should take special care.
- Increased use of detergents
Because hard water reduces the effectiveness of detergents, people tend to use more of them to achieve satisfactory, suds-free washing. Excessive use of detergents damages the skin and does not add luster to clothes. Most detergents added to water serve to soften it to some extent. Thus detergent is wasted without any visible effect on the clothes.
How can the life of clothes be extended?
Using soft water can make a big difference in the maintenance of your garments. Traditional water softening methods do not give the desired results and take a long time. An easy way to solve this problem is to install a water dehumidifier for washing machines in your home. These softeners are designed specifically to meet the needs of your laundry.
By installing a dehumidifier, you ensure that you are using soft water for all uses. Since soft water easily forms foam, you do not need to use unnecessary detergents and your clothes will be soft. Using less detergent will not affect the fabric of clothes and prevent damage. Soft water leaves no foam and is easy to wash, so your clothes will not lose their luster and shine.
Lack of water softeners, especially in places where tap water is hard, leads to white deposits on your washing machine and clothes. To prevent your clothes from being at risk, it is a good idea to install a water softener for your washing machine. Before installing a dehumidifier, you can check the quality of the water in your home. To schedule a free home visit, click here.