Do your dishes never get clean no matter what dishwasher soap for hard water you use?
Sometimes it seems that no matter what dishwasher soap for hard water I try, my dishes still don’t get clean. The glasses have spots. The plates have that white filmy stuff all over them. The pots and pans? Don’t even get me started. I often have to rewash them before I use them just so I feel like they are clean! It’s all so unappetizing.
When you have hard water the minerals it contains are released faster when the water is heated and so an increased amount of spots and film occurs. Hard water can cause a lot of problems.
People with hard water spend more money than people who don’t. Almost everyone who has hard water tends to add more soap than normal in an attempt to get their dishes cleaner. Can anything be done about it?
Is there Dishwasher Soap for Hard Water?
Some folks I know have tried making their own dishwasher soap for hard water in an attempt to get rid of soap scum and spots. They use ingredients such as:
- Washing soda
- Citric Acid
- Kosher salt
Their formula is definitely inexpensive to make but does it help with the long term effects of hard water on dishes? Not at all.
Why Hard Water Leaves Spots and Film
Ever wonder why hard water actually causes all those spots and film on your dishes? Water that is considered hard has too many minerals in it. Mostly calcium and magnesium but other minerals can be present as well. These minerals might originate from the water at its source or they might be added at a water treatment facility. Either way, they cause water to be hard.
One of the biggest problems with hard water is that it keeps soap from forming lather. Instead you get what it called “curd” and is the same thing as soap scum.
Soap scum is the white stuff that is left on your dishes and inside your dishwasher. You can bet that if soap scum is left on your dishes it is also on your laundry, your skin, and in your hair. That’s not too appealing is it?
Is there a Permanent Hard Water Solution?
The good news is that there really is a permanent solution to the problem of what dishwasher soap for hard water is best. And the funny thing is that it’s not even soap … you simply condition your water so it doesn’t need special soap.
Aqua Magnets water conditioning system will make any dishwasher soap work the best for you.
With Aqua Magnets, an easy to install system, all those minerals that are causing your water to be hard will be changed to a state that will not bind to your dishes but will become available to your family through your water supply.
If you were looking for dishwasher soap for hard water, try Aqua Magnets instead. The 3/4-inch unit fits most dishwasher lines, or try a 2-inch unit to treat your whole house.
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