Did You Wash That?

Why is my laundry dirtier after I wash it?

Laundry day is always a hassle; left with nothing to wear and tied to the house for the day. There’s nothing worse than waiting around for that favorite pair of jeans, or the super-soft t-shirt that you love so much, only to open the washer and discover that your clothes are not actually clean.

What now? 

Nobody wants to do twice the amount of work, especially for sub-par results. If you’re experiencing issues with your laundry, it may be the quality of water in your home that is to blame. Skip the stress and the stains. Call Coastal Carolina Water for your free water test today in Hampton Roads, Virginia as well as Camden, Currituck, Dare, Hyde, Tyrrell & all the counties of OBX, North Carolina.

Lots of household issues can be chalked up to poor water quality. If you’re experiencing any of the following laundry problems, then call Coastal Carolina Water. Our knowledgeable technicians can test the quality of your water (for free!) and make recommendations on how to improve it.

Check out our list of common laundry complaints and, even better, our suggestions to resolve them.

1. The Laundry is…

  • Graying, yellowing, general dinginess of clothing
  • Stiff, harsh texture of fabric after washing
  • White or gray streaks on clothes

–>The Problem is…You have hard water, which contains calcium and magnesium. These prevent proper sudsing when using soap or detergent, and therefore your clothes don’t get as clean. The softening powers of your laundry detergent are being snagged by the hard water, and treating it instead of the fibers of your clothing. There are a couple of possible solutions to this problem.

  1. Use more detergent. This could get expensive, and only a heavy duty liquid detergent with no phosphates will really make a difference.
  2. Use really, really hot water in an effort to supplement the detergent.
  3. Utilize a water softening system from Coastal Carolina Water to save the day (and the load).

2. The Laundry is…

  • Stained with reddish-brown
  • Turning yellow

–>The Problem is…Rust in your water, caused by dissolved iron. If you’re also seeing black stains on your clothing then you could have manganese, which often appears alongside iron in water.

  1. Replacing an old, rusty water heater may help alleviate some of the symptoms, but
  2. You’ll need an Ozone Generator to remove the rust from your water, and
  3. A filtration system to keep your water from acquiring the characteristic sulfuric scent of iron bacteria.

3. The Laundry is…

  • Dingy
  • Turning yellow

–>The Problem is…turbidity, a result of silt, sediment, organic matter or small organisms present in your water supply.

  1. Call Coastal Carolina Water today for your free water treatment test!

Transform your clothing with one simple change. Call Coastal Carolina Water for your free water test today in Hampton Roads, Virginia as well as Camden, Currituck, Dare, Hyde, Tyrrell & all the counties of OBX, North Carolina.