Water Softener Systems for Cleaner Dishes

Water SoftenerAre your freshly cleaned dishes cloudy in appearance? Without a water softener, plates and glassware can emerge from your dishwasher with a milky coating from minerals found in “hard” water. If you prefer your dishware to be sparkling rather than cloudy, installing a whole house water softener is the best way to ensure those wine glasses won’t embarrass at your next party or family gathering.

The cloudiness you may see on a dish after a rinse in the dishwasher is actually deposits from the high levels of calcium and magnesium found in hard water. These stubborn mineral deposits dry in the form of murky stains. In addition to a less-than-dazzling appearance, your dishware may also receive a poor clean if you don’t own a water softener, since hard water minerals inhibit detergent from successfully interacting with many types of food residue. If you’re fed up with the effects of hard water on your plates and glassware, there are a few solutions: you can soak the affected dishes in vinegar after washing, use twice as much detergent (which still may not prove effective), or you can install a water softener in your home for effortlessly clear dishes after every cycle.

Through a process known as ion exchange, a water softener swaps calcium and magnesium minerals with sodium or potassium, effectively softening your water and eliminating the persistent residues associated with hard water. This means your dishes will receive a better wash and display a pristine shine, since soap can more easily lather and clean when used with softened water. In fact, softened water can extend the life of your dishwasher and other water-using appliances, since there’s no hard minerals to cause limescale buildup.

If you’d like to learn more about the benefits of owning a water softener and how softened water can positively impact many aspects of everyday life in your home, contact your local authorized RainSoft dealer. Since 1953, RainSoft has stood at the forefront of the residential water treatment industry. Each RainSoft water softener system is assembled in the USA, backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty, and Certified by the Water Quality Association, so you can trust you’ll receive a quality product capable of providing an unlimited supply of softened water for years to come.