Cleaner, Brighter Clothing with Reverse Osmosis Water
Bummed that hard water ruined your favorite new shirt? One of the most common problems with hard water is how it reacts with soaps and detergents—in the washing machine, shower, and dishwasher. When it comes to doing laundry, this problem can lead to dingy, stiff clothes that are hard to clean.
Let’s define what ‘hard water’ is. It usually comes from an underground water source—either a well or water that has traveled through rock or soil. Minerals are deposited into the water at high concentrations, usually calcium, and magnesium. The presence of these minerals does not make the water dangerous. What it DOES do is combine with laundry soap to form a frustrating substance known as ‘curd.’
The presence of curd in the clothes washing process makes getting them truly clean much harder. In the laundry, hard water causes soap curd and detergent deposits to end up clinging to clothing fibers. This can affect the texture of your clothes, making the fabric feel rougher, while also, dull colors, and even giving the white fabric a grey or yellow tinge. The stress this puts on the garment can dramatically shorten its lifespan.
At Vivaglo, we do not only clean your clothes, but we care for its lifespan. The water that we use is filtered and treated with Reverse Osmosis System.
Reverse osmosis, commonly referred to as RO, is a water filtration process that removes contaminants found in water to make it drinkable.
Our RO units incorporate a 4 stage process for optimal water quality.
Some of the impurities that is removed by RO filtration technology include:
- Chlorine & Chlormamine
- Nitrates & Sulfates
Benefits of washing with filtered RO water
- Cleaner and softer clothes
The minerals in hard water (untreated water) interfere with the ability of soap to clean. Once the minerals are no longer able to interfere, detergents clean more effectively.
- No more yellowing in clothes
Iron and Manganese in water is one of the reasons for our white clothes to begin yellowing over time. In RO water, these minerals are filtered, resulting in brighter color in clothes.