If I have well water, how do I get my laundry white?

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1dreyer

Asked by 1dreyer at 4:44 PM on Dec. 28, 2008 in Home & Garden

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  • When I lived on well water (when I was a teen) we took our laundry to the laundry mat, because it would tint everything and make it dingy. No amount of bleach worked for us.
    CarolynBarnett

    Answer by CarolynBarnett at 4:51 PM on Dec. 28, 2008

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  • I find that it is very difficult to get laundry white with well water. About once a month I run a white laundry with a cup or two of bleach in the hottest water setting. I let the tub fill, then let it agitate with the detergent for about a minute. Then let it sit for a couple hours, then finish the wash. Then wash again. It is important that the second wash be the highest level of water. I used the medium level once and when I did my next load of colors they got bleached from bleach left on the drum above the medium level line, as odd as that seems. Now I am more careful.
    Bmat

    Answer by Bmat at 4:52 PM on Dec. 28, 2008

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  • When we had well water, we took the whites to the laundry mat. Nothing we did would keep our whites white. I don't know if yours does the same, but ours turned orangey.
    slw123

    Answer by slw123 at 8:51 PM on Dec. 28, 2008

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  • There is something called Iron Out that may help.  You can try Walmart or Home Dept for it

    virginiamama71

    Answer by virginiamama71 at 10:28 PM on Dec. 28, 2008

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  • Borax.
    PrydferthMenyw

    Answer by PrydferthMenyw at 10:53 AM on Dec. 29, 2008

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