How Installing a Water Softener at Your Melbourne Home Will Affect Your Clothing
One of the lesser-known benefits of having a water softener installed at home is that it can greatly improve clothes washing. If you’re thinking about adding a water softener at your home in Melbourne, take a moment to learn more about some changes you can expect to see in the laundry room.
What Hard Water Does to Your Clothes
First off, let’s take a look at exactly what hard water is doing to your clothing. Hard water is rich in minerals like calcium and magnesium that can cause a host of issues. Hard water minerals don’t allow cleaning products like detergent to mix with water as effectively as they should. This leaves soap curd behind – what you might know as “soap scum.” Just like soap curd can be left behind on your skin, shower walls, and plumbing fixtures, it can also be left behind in fabrics. This can leave clothing feeling stiff and looking dull.
What You’ll Notice After Having a Water Softener Installed
Once you make the switch to soft water, you can expect your clothes to:
- Have brighter whites
- Have bolder colors
- Feel softer
- Last longer
Additional Clothes-Washing Benefits
In addition to the direct improvements you’ll see in your clothing, there are other ways in which a water softener will benefit your clothes washing.
Use Less Detergent and Fabric Softener
Because soft water allows soaps and detergents to mix and “suds up” more effectively, you’ll find that you can get away with using less product. Try using less than the recommended amount and adjust further until you find the best amount (this will vary based on your washing machine, detergent, and personal preference).
Washing Machine Performance and Longevity
A water softener
will prevent scale build-up in your pipes and water-using appliances. This means your washing machine will be able to perform more efficiently, thus saving you money on energy use and repairs. It’s also likely to last longer than a machine that uses hard water.
Installing a Water Softener at Your Home
If you’d like to have your home tested for hard water and get help with choosing the right water softener system for your family, contact Florida Energy Water & Air. We’ll be happy to visit your Melbourne home for a complimentary consultation and water test.