Laundry| Reverse Osmosis & Water Treatment Systems

Water affects 50% of the services offered in laundromats. A water softener, or reverse osmosis system, not only provides better utilization of detergent and thus more efficient cleaning, but also helps lower maintenance costs and extends the life cycle of the equipment. Both promoting higher customer satisfaction while lowering operating costs. Iron and scale deposits accumulate in pipes and drains, causing equipment malfunctions and failures. A water softener, or an RO system, is a great return on investment for a commercial laundry suffering from hard water issues. Other important parts of your infrastructure are also affected by hard water – piping and plumbing, water valves, and water heaters, just to name a few. A water treatment system is a wonderful addition to many aspects of a commercial laundry when hard water is present.

Our water treatment technologies employed for Laundry applications include:


Benefits of Water Treatment Solutions in Laundry Applications:

  • Reduction of water consumption
  • Designed for commercial and industrial use
  • Maintenance-free operation with the self-adjusting
  • backwash control
  • Conserve energy
  • Reduce supply costs
  • Reduce linen replacement cost
  • Reduce repair and maintenance costs

What is the science behind it? The wash process soap is much less effective in hard water due to the chemical reaction
between calcium or magnesium ions in the water and the detergent, basically impeding the soap’s intended purpose. The
reaction with these ions produces a salt (calcium chloride or magnesium chloride) that precipitates from the solution. In other
words, you end up with something you do not want, a solid that doesn’t dissolve very well in water. The more common name for
this salt is soap scum, which accumulates where the cleaning solution comes in contact. The washing machine itself, the door
frame, the drain pipe, and above all, the product itself are adversely affected. Whites turns yellow-gray over time, dark colors
fade, and soft fabrics such as terry towels become brittle and scratched.


Not treating water for laundry applications can be detrimental for several reasons. Firstly, untreated water may contain impurities such as minerals, sediments, and chemicals that can negatively impact the cleanliness and appearance of laundry. These impurities can leave behind stains, discoloration, and residue on fabrics, diminishing their overall quality. Additionally, untreated water often contains high levels of hardness minerals like calcium and magnesium, which can lead to the formation of limescale deposits on washing machines and inside plumbing systems. Over time, this can reduce the efficiency of laundry equipment, causing breakdowns and increasing energy consumption. Furthermore, untreated water may harbor microorganisms and bacteria, which can transfer onto clothes during the washing process, resulting in unpleasant odors and potential health risks. Therefore, treating water before using it for laundry applications is essential to ensure optimal cleaning performance, maintain the longevity of laundry equipment, and uphold the hygiene standards of laundered items.

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Pure Aqua has manufactured hundreds of water filtration systems that purify millions of gallons of water every day. Our systems can handle any kind of contamination or fouling, and we will be happy to custom design a system to meet your specific output and purification requirements.