How does water effect your laundry? Soft water aids the cleaning process where as hard water can hinder it. Hard water contains minerals which react with soap to form a curd. This soap curd can show up on clothes as white powder, make fabrics feel stiff, and attach to the insides of washing machines. Detergents are less sensitive to the minerals in hard water, therefore make better cleaning agents for laundry products. Even when clothes are washed in soft water, some hardness minerals are introduced to the water from the soil on the clothes that is why it is best to use a detergent when doing laundry.
Hard and soft water can also effect how your other cleaning agents perform. Hard water spots also called lime scale occurs when droplets of hard water dry on a surface. When combined with soap, soap scum occurs. This soap-scum-plus-lime-scale combination presents a problem for traditional household cleaners. Most general household cleaners are alkaline (or have a pH level greater than 7). The foundation of many cleaners is bleach, and bleach has a pH level of 13. Soap scum needs an acidic cleaner to break up its minerals, however. To avoid all of these issues from cleaning with hard water, Good Water Company can provide your home or business with a commercial water softener.
Good Water Company has been a leader in commercial water softener technology for over 20 years. We have a variety of water softeners for you to choose from so you can find the one that works best for your home or business needs and to ensure that all of your clothes and surfaces are as clean as possible.