Today, the wash­ing machine has become an indis­pens­able tool in every­day life. A vari­ety of wash­ing modes in cold and hot water: fast, del­i­cate and inten­sive, per­fect­ly wash any laun­dry. Wash­ing in hard water sig­nif­i­cant­ly degrades the qual­i­ty, the linen becomes hard and dirt is prac­ti­cal­ly not washed off. When wash­ing with hot water, scale is formed, which spoils the machine parts. Due to scale, the heat­ing ele­ment over­heats, which can lead to its com­bus­tion. For effec­tive wash­ing, be sure to use wash­ing machine water soft­en­er. In soft water, the pow­der dis­solves bet­ter and the laun­dry is washed bet­ter, and the machine parts do not dete­ri­o­rate.

How to soften water for washing?


There are two ways to soft­en water — use chem­i­cals or water fil­ters.


  1. Use laun­dry soft­en­ers. The most com­mon rem­e­dy is Cal­gon 2in1. He will be able to pro­tect the impor­tant parts of the machine: drum, heater and plas­tic pipes. The agent must be applied in dif­fer­ent dos­es depend­ing on the hard­ness of the water. Man­u­fac­tur­ers of wash­ing machines Whirlpool, Bosch, Siemens rec­om­mend using Cal­gon 2in1 in their machines. But, it does not get rid of scale, but soft­ens the water and pre­vents the for­ma­tion of scale. That is, it does not give a 100% guar­an­tee of machine pro­tec­tion.
  2. To soft­en water, use laun­dry deter­gents that already have soft­en­ers added, such as Ariel, Per­sil, etc. There will be less “water soft­en­er” in such pow­ders, but they can pro­tect machine parts from scale. Com­pli­ance with the indi­cat­ed dosages of high-qual­i­ty pow­der will extend the life of the wash­ing machine.
  3. To soft­en water, use a folk rem­e­dy — soda ash. Adding it to laun­dry deter­gent will soft­en the wash water. But soda must be added in small quan­ti­ties. It is not suit­able for wash­ing clothes made of nat­ur­al fab­rics.
  4. Laun­dry soap will also soft­en the water in the wash­ing machine. Wash­ing will be effec­tive.

Soda and laun­dry soap at least soft­en the water, but lead to addi­tion­al scale for­ma­tion. That is, it is often not rec­om­mend­ed to use them.

Water filters

filter softener

You can soft­en and puri­fy water from impu­ri­ties using a fil­ter if you put it in the inlet hose of the wash­ing machine. For this, dif­fer­ent fil­ters are used.
  • The salt fil­ter is the cheap­est and there­fore most afford­able. Thanks to polyphos­phate crys­tals, the water at the out­let becomes soft. The qual­i­ty of wash­ing is notice­ably improved.
  • The mag­net­ic fil­ter attracts met­als. It is uni­ver­sal, it is also used to puri­fy drink­ing water. The fil­ter is more reli­able, but its cost is many times high­er than the salt one.
  • Ion­ic — retains salts of heavy met­als in the com­part­ments. After the fil­ter, very soft water is obtained.
  • An osmo­sis fil­ter is an effec­tive tool for soft­en­ing water in a wash­ing machine. Puri­fies water from salts and heavy met­als. After clean­ing, the water becomes very soft and is great for wash­ing.

The use of chem­i­cals and fil­ters will help make wash­ing clothes more effi­cient — so that soft and fluffy things remain just as beau­ti­ful and retain their orig­i­nal appear­ance for longer.

See also - How to clean a wash­ing machine from mold?

Prevention and cleaning of machine parts

To pre­vent bac­te­ria and clean scale from machine parts, it is good to use cit­ric acid. Take 60 gr. lemons, for a type­writer for 4 kg of laun­dry, pour into the pow­der com­part­ment, turn on the mode with a tem­per­a­ture of 60 degrees. The machine itself will clean the dirt and scale. It is rec­om­mend­ed to repeat this pro­ce­dure once every 3 months in order to pre­vent the for­ma­tion of hard deposits on the parts in the wash­ing machine.

If you val­ue your wash­ing machine, be sure to use a water soft­en­er for your wash­ing machine. Hard water can be soft­ened in many ways. Choose the most suit­able option for you. Wash in com­fort! An effec­tive water soft­en­er and clean­ing of machine parts will pro­long the life of your assis­tant.

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