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Why Do My Dishes Have White Film on Them?

Dishwasher with clean dishes

If you’ve noticed a white film on your dishes after they’ve been washed and dried, it is likely that you have hard water. Fortunately, there are a variety of ways to resolve this issue and have your dishes and glasses shiny and clean again in no time!

What is Hard Water?

Whether you are using a dishwasher or washing your dishes by hand or using a dishwasher, hard water can leave an unsightly white film on your dishes and glasses. Hard water has an excess of minerals, leaving behind minerals on your dishes after they dry.

As your hard water issue worsens, the mineral deposits will continue to build up in your dishwasher and your plumbing, continuing to add extra minerals into your water. If you are using a dishwasher, you can use white vinegar for a quick fix. Empty your dishwasher and begin a wash cycle. After the dishwasher has filled itself with water, open the door and add two cups of white vinegar into the water at the bottom of the appliance.

You should then resume the wash cycle and allow the vinegar to wash away the mineral buildup to help get rid of the white film. This is not a permanent solution, and over time mineral deposits will continue to build and leave residue on your dishes.

Solutions for Hard Water

There are a variety of water filters that Butler homeowners can use to improve their water quality, but if they are suffering from hard water issues, a water softener is highly recommended. A water softener works by taking the water from your pipes or city pipes and filtering it through a mineral tank to filter out:

  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Small traces of iron

The resonated media for a water softener can either be plastic or resin beads that have a negative electrical charge that is used to attract the positive charge of the hard particles and remove them from the water. After the hard particles have been attached to the beads, the control valve works to send a mixture of water and salt from the brine tank to the resin bed. The salt is used to remove the particles from the beads, flushing it from the system.

Professional Hard Water Treatment Services in Butler

If you are looking for hard water treatment in Butler, look no farther than Aqua Solutions. We offer the experience, knowledge, and advanced technology you need to improve your water’s taste and quality. Contact us today to learn more!

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