If your wine glasses haven’t survived the festive season well due to clouding, then it may be time to invest in some of the best water softeners Berkshire has to offer.

Glass clouding is one of the big downsides of using a dishwasher, to the point where some dishwasher owners insist on washing their glasses by hand, despite the amount of time it takes.

There are two causes of clouding: one is due to corrosion of the glass and the other is due to hard water deposits.

Hard water

When you use a dishwasher in a hard water area then your dishwasher will fill up with calcium deposits over time. This will make the water in the system even harder.

The presence of a thin film of calcium will lead to your glasses looking cloudy as calcium is a white opaque substance.

Luckily this type of clouding can be removed, by using soft water to clean your glasses.

There are a variety of ways that you can countenance the effect of hard water in your dishwasher. You can use salt in your salt dispenser which softens the water, and rinse aid can help improve the cleaning power of your machine.

There is however a more permanent way. A water softener in your home will ensure that any water reaching your appliances is soft and therefore doesn’t cause many of the problems that can be associated with hard water.

This will benefit not only the longevity of your appliances but also your bills as they will work more efficiently.

Find out if you are in a soft or hard water area by viewing this map.