You may wonder what is the difference between hard water and soft water when doing your laundry. After all, you’ve been doing laundry for quite some time and it always comes out clean, right? Although you’re washing them to get them smelling fresh, there are studies that soft water is safer, better, and more beneficial than using hard water.
Hard water is everywhere, despite commonly associated with rural areas. The municipal water can even have hardness in it as well, and unfortunately, 85% of the water in the United States is considered hard. Hard water contains dissolved minerals like calcium, iron, magnesium, and manganese, and these can hinder the laundry process by preventing water from mixing with detergent.
Instead of adding more detergent and running more hot water to wash your laundry in hard water, you can effectively wash with soft water and use less detergent for a much cleaner outcome. So…how do you do this?
Bring your laundry to a Clean Laundry near you where we have a standard of soft water system running for all of our state-of-the-art machines. Read 6 advantages of soft water and why your laundry would love to take a swim in soft water:
Soft Water is a Purer Form of H2O
As we mentioned previously, hard water contains harsh minerals like calcium, iron, magnesium, and manganese. Soft water is treated water that only contains sodium. This is a purer form of H2O, and much nicer for your laundry! Your clothes will definitely thank you when they’re swimming in soft water.
Your Laundry Stays Brighter and Lasts Longer with Soft Water
Unfortunately, hard water leaves their harsh minerals in most fabrics over time, which you may notice in time that your laundry will look duller and worn out (and it’s tough to see your favorite clothing item get washed out).
Luckily at Clean Laundry, our Culligan water softening system gets you the highest-quality water to clean your clothes. Soft water will get your whites whiter, your clothes brighter, and is gentler on your fabrics. Because it is gentler, your laundry will even last longer!
This might help you buy fewer clothes, which is a win in our books.
Can Avoid Skin Irritation
Washing clothes in hard water could lead to irritating your skin. You may experience skin irritation if you already have sensitive skin or a skin condition like eczema. When detergent is left on clothes, bedding items, and towels – this can contact your skin, resulting in redness, chafing, and dryness. Try washing your laundry with soft water for happier skin!
Speaking of bedding items, did you know you can wash and dry your pillows, sheets, blankets, and comforters in less than an hour in our high-volume, super-sized machines? Seriously, you can bring ALL bedding items and get it done in a flash. Learn more about our equipment to get an idea of what you can wash in our different-sized washers.
Soft Water Has More Washing Power
Soft water has more washing power than hard water. You would think that hard water will get all the dirt and sweat out, but it’s actually the opposite. When using hard water, you’d need to add more warm or hot water to get your laundry clean and make sure the detergent is gone. Soft water will let you clean your clothes using the only ½ the amount of the detergent, and you can use cold, warm, or hot water to get it super clean.
Fun Fact: if you use cold, warm, or hot water at Clean Laundry, it will not cost extra for any water temperature!
Can Use Less Detergent with Soft Water
When doing laundry at Clean Laundry, you can use less detergent thanks to our soft water. You only need about 2/3 to 1/2 less detergent to get those clothes sparkling clean. Also, guess what? This is a huge cost saving because you don’t need to buy more detergent!
Get Everything Clean, Bright, and Fresh at Clean Laundry Today
You could perform a water hardness test and find ways to do laundry with hard water, but why not treat yourself by stopping by at Clean Laundry and take advantage of our soft water? You deserve to have nice things too so find a Clean Laundry near you and wash everything in just one hour! The best part is that you’re saving money here and there.
What is Clean Laundry?
Clean Laundry is a premier laundry brand that offers a customer-first experience, differentiating itself from traditional laundromats. The state-of-the-art machines are capable of washing and drying loads in less than one hour, and machines are synced with a MOBILE APP for you to conveniently operate, pay, and track the progress of your laundry. Each store is equipped with free high-speed Wi-Fi, large screen HDTVs, USB charging stations, comfortable seating, and vending machines. The modern build-out includes bright LED lighting, stainless-steel machines, and state-of-the-art 24/7 security surveillance.