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Soft Water and Soap – Best Friends Forever

By April 8, 2016 No Comments

What do you use soap for? Let’s start with a quick list:
• Shampoo
• Conditioner
• Facial Wash
• Body Wash
• Hand Soap
• Dish Soap
• Dishwasher Detergent
• Laundry Detergent

Add in all-purpose cleaners for floors and furniture, and that adds up to huge amounts of soap. If you don’t have soft water, that soap isn’t working very well for you.

Major Soap Problems

Washing dishes in the sink means adding more and more soap until finally getting a small lather. Nothing like the bubbles pictured in advertisements. And before long, the bubbles start to dissipate, leaving only dirty water and a need to add even more soap.

The dishwasher leaves spots of soap scum on your glasses, which are supposed to be clear. That means you either live with the spots, hand wash them again, or buy additional “spot free” soaps, which don’t always live up to their name.

Some people can’t even use certain brands of laundry detergent due to allergic reactions. So you spend money and time searching for a brand that doesn’t leave you itchy. Why do all these problems happen with soaps that should be cleaning? Instead they’re leaving more problems than they solved.

The problem isn’t you, and it’s probably not your soap.

The problem is hard water! Hard water can actually interfere with soap, lessening cleaning power, and costing you time, money on more soap, and frustration.

Soap is supposed to dissolve in water to clean and rinse off properly. Hard water minerals cling to soap, making it much harder to clean or dissolve the way they should. This leads to the soap not working as well, and then sticking to surfaces to form what is commonly known as soap scum.

Soap drying onto surfaces is the reason for spots on dishes. And soap is supposed to completely rinse off of your clothes, but hard water doesn’t allow this. The dried on soap is what makes you itchy.

Soft Water Solution

Simply put, soft water doesn’t cause problems like hard water. Calcium and other detrimental minerals are filtered out of your water, leaving nothing behind but water. That means your soap will form a lather easier, clean better, and rinse off with no problem.

Another advantage of soft water is that you can actually use less soap, often half as much, or even less than that! Your items will be truly clean, and will rinse off better, with less soap and elbow grease necessary. With soft water, your bottles of soap will last longer, which will save you money.

Soft water works much better with soap, and can save you time, money, and stress when you’re cleaning. To find out about getting soft water in your Lubbock area home, call us at 806-793-3341 today!