Soft Water Makes Clothes Last Longer

Soft water can increase the life and improve the appearance
of your clothes. Soft water has less insoluble ions than does
hard water. These ions, often calcium based, are actually
deposited on the fibers of your clothes when you wash them.
When the clothes are dry, the tiny deposits act like tiny knives
that slowly destroy the fabrics each time you move. Even if the
clothes do not fall apart prematurely, the destruction of the
surface of the fibers will create that "old" look very quickly.
Also, the hard water deposits themselves can reduce the
brilliance of the colors along with the detergent residue.
Soft water also requires less detergent and shorter wash
and rinse cycles for additional savings.

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