View Full Version : Is A Water Softener tank The Way To Go?
11-16-2003, 09:03 AM
11-16-2003, 12:15 PM
Most laundry customers use too much soap as it is. If you have a water softener you should only use a fraction of what you normally use. Customers think the more soap the better, you will constantly have over sudsing.
And if you have HE machines it will only be worse.
11-16-2003, 07:15 PM
We had a water softner for many years. We decided to eliminate it because the customers used too much detergent.
I like the idea of having soft water but it didn't work for us.
11-17-2003, 08:40 AM
Is there a laundromat in existence where customers don't think "a lot of soap will clean my clothes better"!?!
We get at least one oversuds spill each day. Ironicaly the same customers. They will argue the machine is
broken because they don't see a lot of suds and add more. Tide seems to form a lot of suds where many of
the bargin detergents (200 loads for .99cents) are less prone to suds. Anyway, thanks so far for the advice
10-11-2005, 05:44 PM
One thing good about a water softener, to my knowledge, is it eliminates lime and calcium build up in the pipes and your boiler. When these minerals build up and breaking loose they can cause water flow problems and valves to fail. So in my opinion, a water softener does have some advantages.
Is a water softener, with the added cost of adding salt regularly and machines being over suds, worth have cleaner plumbing?
10-12-2005, 03:07 AM
I had large water softner system 10 years ago when city water had a lot rust ,when the city update the water system,no rust anymore,I removed the large sofner system.
If your water not yellow,no rust,you don't need water sofner.