To alleviate many of the tasks that take up valuable time, the dishwasher is definitely a convenient appliance. But when it isn’t cleaning your dishes properly, it feels like it takes even more time than if you were to wash the dishes by hand to start with. When your dishes aren’t getting cleaned effectively, it is likely the hard water cycling through the dishwasher. The good news is your dishwasher doesn’t need any repairs. You likely have hard water if you notice the any of the red flags below that AAA Water Team have compiled for your convenience.
Dishes Smell After Dishwasher
Hard water will leave a smell on the dishes that is fairly distinct after they have gone through a cleaning cycle. Making the dishes quite unpleasant to even use it derives from a metallic smell that is left behind from the hard water.
White Film on Dishes in Dishwasher
When the water evaporates from off the dishes, glasses and silverware, the haze left behind is actually hard water salts that are left behind. Building up inside the interior surfaces of your dishwasher are the salt mineral deposits also left behind on the dishes.
Needing to Use Too Much Detergent
Using more detergent than necessary, the combination of smells and excess film on the dishes will promote the use. Because you will just contribute to the soap scum buildup it is important that you resist, though it may seem like an obvious solution, the dishes become even more of a challenge to clean. Also, the cost of using more detergent will add up.
Soap Scum Accumulation
A scaly white substance of soap scum is left behind on your dishwasher as a result when combined with cleaning products, the minerals in hard water have a hard time forming a solution. Leaving traces of bacteria this soap scum will buildup on nearly every surface of your dishwasher and prevent the dishes from getting completely cleaned and sanitized.
Needing to Replace Dishwasher Early
Depending on the quality and care, a normal dishwasher lasts between 9 and 11 years. Increasing utility bills and finally the end of your dishwasher, the lifespan is extremely cut down from the hard water detrimentally affecting your dishwasher, leading to repairs as well.
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The hard water is likely the culprit and this is just what it is doing to the dishwasher and your dishes if you are experiencing these issues with your dishwasher. Taking a toll on the appliances, clothing, plumbing, as well as skin and hair from the mineral deposits interfering with hard water. For a water softener system that you can indulge in many benefits, the optimal solution is call AAA Water Team to have our specialists fit your home.