How Hard Water Hurts Your Clothes

Hard water damage to clothes

When you wash your clothes, you likely put a lot of thought into the type of detergent or fabric softener that you use. While these are important, it is just as important to focus on the type of water that you are using as well. Most people wash their clothes with hard water, which has a number of impurities that strip clothes of their natural colour vibrancy and quality. A simple fix to this problem is by installing a water softener to filter out these impurities. This, along with assuring that you are using high-quality detergent and fabric softener, will leave your clothes looking their best and lasting longer, which ultimately saves you money.

These are the most common concerns associated with washing clothes in hard water:

  • Laundry has a grey or yellow tint
  • Fabric is stiff and not fluffy
  • Clothes are weakened or tear easily
  • White or grey streaks appear on coloured clothes

Another downside to using hard water for clothes is the buildup of hard water stains, which are minerals in the water that stain the clothes over time. Although there are different ways to fix this problem, it is better to proactively fix the issue before it begins. There are several ways that you can do this. The best way is to install a water softener system for your home, which caters to all the water in the house. If you do laundry in an environment where this is not an option, such as an apartment building or college dorm room, then using a water softening detergent is the next best thing. 

Whether you're at home, work, or school, you likely want to look your best for any occasion. This is difficult to do with faded, stained, or otherwise damaged clothing. Fortunately, these issues are easily alleviated with a bit of education and proactivity. Whether you choose to use a water softener or a water softening laundry detergent, it is important that you take care of your clothes, so that they will last you for as long as possible. Contact us today for a Quote on a water softener: 01932 245 200.