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How does Water Hardness affect your dosage?

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It is important to know if you live in a hard, medium or soft water area since this determines the dosage of laundry detergent you should use to ensureproperlaundry care. South Africa’s water is predominately hard, but there are a few areas where the water is medium.

Tell-tale signs of hard water are:

  • A “ring around your bath tub”.
  • Soaps and shampoos do not lather easily.
  • White deposits around taps and drains.
  • Fabrics feel stiff and not fluffy.
  • If in doubt contact your local water authority or supplier.

You need to use a higher dosage of laundry detergent in hard water areas to maintain cleaning performance and avoid the build-up of dirt and hard water deposits in your machine.  

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