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Water
Water
Hardness
Soft Water
0 to 3.5 grains
per gallon
_
oderately
Hard
Water
3.6
to 7 grains
per gallon
__
ard Water
7.1 to 10.5 grains
per gallon
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Very Hard Water
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%_
More than 10.6
grains per gallon
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Water hardness
is measured
in
grains
per gallon (G.P.G.)
or parts
per million
(P,P:M.).
To learn your
water hardness,
call your Water
Department
or State Extension
Service. Hard water will not
remove soil as well as soft water
and can result in gray, dingy
laundry. To get clothes clean in
hard water,
use a phosphate
detergent
or use more detergent
if
using a non-phosphate
detergent.
Do not use soap.
Hard Water May Be Softened
By:
1. A mechanical
water softener
installed
in your home.
2. The use of a packaged
water
conditioner.
Soft Water
Water should be soft
enough
to
allow soaps and detergents
to
remove
soil effectively.
Clothes
will be whiter and brighter when
washed
and rinsed in soft water.
Iron
If iron
is
present
in the water, the
clothes may become
an all-over
yellow or they may be
stained
with brown or orange
spots
or
streaks. Iron is not always visible
in the water.
Solutions
to Iron Problems
The installation
of a water
softener will remove
small
amounts of iron
from
the water
supply.
The installation of an iron
filter may
be necessary
for
more
severe
cases, If
the
iron comes
from
the pipes, it may be sufficient
just to let the water run into the
empty
washer
for
about one
minute. This
may
help to clear the
pipes. Spin this water out of the
washtub
before
starting the wash.
If iron comes
from
the water
heater, drain the heater
occasionally
to remove the rust.
If the Iron Condition
Cannot
Be
Corrected
Prepare
the
wash
water
first by
adding
detergent
(not
soap),
then
add the clothes to
the
washtub.
Use a phosphate detergent. The
phosphate content of
a
detergent
is listed on the
package
side
panel.
Add a nonprecipitating
water
conditioner
to the washtub just
before the rinse water
enters. Do
not use fabric softener
in the rinse
water if a packaged
water
conditioner
is used.
Iron With Chlorine
Bleach
The
use of chlorine bleach with
water that contains iron will make
the rust discoloration worse. Use
an "all fabric"
bleach.
Wash
Temperature
Hot Water
Hot
water will
give
the
best results
of cleaning and sanitizing, but it is
not suitable
for
all items. It is best
for
sturdy whites and colorfast
items, heavily soiled items and
diapers.
Warm Water
By using warm water, there is
less
chance of color
loss
in items.
Warm water
also
reduces
wrinkling in permanent press
items. Use with light
and
moderate
soils,
non-colorfast
or
dark colors, permanent press,
silks, woolens, nylon,
and acrylic.
Cold Water
Cold water is less effective in
cleaning than
hot
or warm
water,
but it does minimize wrinkling
and
color
fading.
Use it
for
washing
extra-sensitive
clothes and
for
the
rinsing of
all fabrics.
Energy
You can save energy when
washing
by following
a few
guidelines:
1. Heating
water
accounts for the
greatest energy
expense when
washing.
Save on heating
water by using cold rinses.
2.
Wash
full loads, but do not
overload.
3. Use soak cycles
for heavily
soiled items to reduce wash
times.
4. Select a shorter wash time for
lightly soiled items.
HOT
WARM
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