If you have a dishwasher, then you know that one of the most important things to keep in mind is the water quality. Hard water can shorten the lifespan of your dishwasher and lead to all sorts of problems, from decreased performance to mineral buildup. That's why a water softener is a must-have for anyone with a dishwasher. In today's blog, NuvoH2O will talk about how to prolong your dishwasher's life and talk about our water softener products!
Use Your Dishwasher According to Its Instructions
Just like any other appliance in your home, your dishwasher has specific instructions on how to use it. Make sure that you read the user manual before using your dishwasher for the first time. Once you've familiarized yourself with the basics, be sure to follow the manufacturer's recommended water temperature and cycle settings. In some situations, people might use their dishwasher in a way that can put extra stress on the appliance and, ultimately, damage the unit.
Use Detergent That's Meant for the Dishwasher
The type of detergent you use in your dishwasher is important. You should only ever use a detergent that's meant for dishwashers — never regular laundry detergent or soap. These products can cause all sorts of problems, from suds and foam that overflow from the dishwasher to a film that's left on dishes. Not only is this film unsightly, but it can also be difficult to remove and might require special cleaners.
Descaling Your Dishwasher on a Regular Basis
Hard water can lead to mineral buildup in your dishwasher. Over time, this mineral buildup can clog your dishwasher's spray arm holes and prevent the appliance from draining properly. In severe cases, mineral buildup can even cause your dishwasher to overheat. To prevent this from happening, it's important to descale your dishwasher on a regular basis.
Invest in a Water Softener System for Your Home
One of the best things you can do to prolong the life of your dishwasher is to invest in a water softener system for your home. A water softener system will remove the minerals that cause hard water, preventing them from building up in your dishwasher and causing problems.
Install NuvoH2O’s Water Softener Systems at Home
NuvoH2O offers a variety of salt-free water softener systems that are perfect for homes with dishwashers. Our citrus-based water softeners provide all the benefits of traditional salt-based water softeners without any of the drawbacks. If you are interested in one of NuvoH2O's water softener systems, check out our products and find an installer near you today!