Q: Does the Magnetic Laundry System work on front loading washers?
A: Yes. It works on front and top loading washers and it is completely safe in both. You can leave it there practically forever. We just recommend that if you have a front loader, you place the Magnetic Laundry System units in the pockets of a pair of pants or in a pair of thick socks before running the cycle (preferably pants pockets). This eliminates any noise the force of the horizontal axis may create.
Q: Does the Magnetic Laundry System ever have to be replaced? How long do they last?
A: No. That’s the beauty of the Magnetic Laundry System. You only have to get it once and it lasts almost a life-time. The manufacturer’s warranty is 50 years. Compared with normal detergent, this saves you thousands of dollars over the time to come.
Q: My washing machine has a plastic drum. Do the Magnetic Laundry System have to stick to the inside of the water drum to work properly?
A: The Magnetic Laundry System absolutely do not have to stick to the water drum to work properly. There are a variety of washing machines from front loaders to top loaders, and interior washing drums ranging across plastic, iron and stainless steel. The material the water drum is made of makes no difference. The Magnetic Laundry System works in all of them. The units may end up “sticking” to each other in the washing process. This is perfectly normal and does not diminish their effectiveness because they are still emitting the same level of magnetic force whether they are attracted together or not. The laundry units just need to be submerged and/or in close proximity to the water for maximum effectiveness.
Q: I have a newer front loading washing machine that has electronics on it. Can I use the Magnetic Laundry System with my machine?
A: Absolutely. We just recommend that if you have a front loader, you place the Magnetic Laundry System units in the pockets of a pair of pants or in a pair of thick socks before running the cycle (preferably pants pockets). This eliminates any noise the force of the horizontal axis may create. Although magnetic force should not be in direct contact with electronics, the Magnetic Laundry System is used in the water drum and is far enough away to have zero impact on the electronic controls if used properly. Just do not rest them on the electronic control panel. Also, the two Magnetic Laundry System units combined weigh just a fraction of one pair of wet jeans (12 ounces compared to 80 ounces respectively). So you don’t need to be concerned with any significant added weight.
Q: Does the Magnetic Laundry System kill bacteria, etc. on my clothes?
A: The Magnetic Laundry System is a laundry detergent alternative only. Laundry detergent is not used to kill microorganisms, and neither is the Magnetic Laundry System, but the cleaning process itself washes away most bacteria. Moreover, hot water kills most microorganisms in the water, and a little bleach will do the same (although bleach works best at high temperature).
An extremely effective natural alternative is straight 5 percent solution of vinegar—such as the ones you can buy in the supermarket. Reports have proven that it kills 99% of bacteria, 82% of mold, and 80% of germs.
Q: Are there any other recommendations for whitening and controlling microorganisms in the wash without using bleach or other harsh chemicals?
A: Yes, here is an even MORE effective natural alternative.
Susan Sumner, a food scientist at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, developed a proven formulation for natural sanitization. You simply need 3% hydrogen peroxide (the same strength found at the drug store for gargling or disinfection), and plain white vinegar. You add these to new clean sprayer, which can be found in any big mass retailer like Wal-Mart or Target.
Spray it on areas that are usually loaded with bacteria like the armpits, the neckline, in sweaty areas, in underwear, etc. Make sure that you test the spray in an inconspicuous area of clothing to ensure colorfastness. The hydrogen peroxide is a very effective natural bleach and can bleed colors, so be careful.
In tests run at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, pairing the two ingredients killed virtually all Salmonella, Shigella, or E. coli bacteria on heavily contaminated surfaces. This formulation is more effective at killing these potentially deadly bacteria than any name brand cleaner, or even chlorine bleach.
As an extra bonus, this combined formulation works exceptionally well at sanitizing food preparation surfaces (like counter-tops and wood cutting boards), and other areas where harsh and toxic cleaners are predominantly used. The formulation is so safe that it can even be used to remove the pesticides and chemicals on fruits and vegetables.
Your laundry room can be a cleaner, safer place and fight bacteria, without exposing yourself and your family to toxic chemicals that also damage the environment. You can make a very inexpensive, simple and totally safe disinfecting spray that is more effective than any name brand disinfecting cleaners, and even bleach, in killing bacteria and microorganisms.
Q: Can I use bleach and other chemicals with the Magnetic Laundry System if I want to?
A: Yes. Honestly, nothing whitens like chlorine bleach, but there are potentially toxicity issues for the environment and health. Bleach is very harsh and damaging to your clothes as well. That said, if you don’t mind the trade-offs, you can still use diluted bleach with Magnetic Laundry System if you choose. A great alternative to chlorine bleach is oxygen bleach (like Oxiclean® and similar products) or diluted hydrogen peroxide. Borax is also an excellent natural laundry booster. Some Magnetic Laundry System owners add baking soda or white vinegar to their loads. The 3% hydrogen peroxide plus vinegar solution detailed above may be the most effective alternative method for this process.
We also carry an all – natural stain remover, called Enzymatic Stain Remover Concentrate®. It is made of enzymes – the proteins used to digest food in your stomach. Using the same concept, Enzymatic Stain Remover Concentrate® works by breaking down tough stain.
Q: What about smell? Will my clothes have a nice, perfumey scent with the Magnetic Laundry System?
A: There is no scent added when using the Magnetic Laundry System. The truth is that clean clothes smell like nothing. They don’t smell like perfume. And most people significantly overkill with these scents.
People are conditioned to add detergents, spot removers and bleach with perfumes in their washing machine, then they use fabric softeners and/or dryer sheets in the dryer which add even more perfumes. Then they wash their bodies with scented soaps and shampoos, and towel off with their scented towel (after they slept all night in perfumed sheets and pillowcases). Then after all of that, they apply perfumed deodorant and spray on their favourite cologne. This is simply too many chemicals on the body, and sometimes the body may rebel with rashes, respiratory issues or illness.
If you absolutely cannot live without a scent on your clothes, then just use one scented dryer sheet. There is simply no reason to pile all of the other scented chemicals on your clothes. And you need to know that most of these may be unhealthy for your skin and respiratory system, so the less you use, the better off you probably are–especially if you are chemically sensitive. Some of those red eyes, rashes and runny noses are not because of allergies, but due to the perfume and petrochemicals left behind in your clothes.
Q: What temperature should the water be? Can I use hot, warm and cold water at my own discretion?
A: Generally speaking, hot water is always the best temperature for the cleanest clothes whether you are using the Magnetic Laundry System or detergent. Think about when you are washing dishes in the sink. The cold water cleans, but the hot water removes the food more quickly and efficiently with less water. It is the same in your washing machine.
However, different garments and materials may require that you use lower temperatures, and you may continue to do so. We have had many customers report excellent results using just cold water with the Magnetic Laundry System. For the reason outlined above, we still like to recommend hot water to users–but you ultimately have the freedom to test using the product in a variety of ways, and choose whatever option works best for your personal situation.
Using cold water is obviously better for the environment (less energy used) but consider that the amazing health and environmental benefits of preventing petrochemical detergents from getting dumped into the fresh water supply and onto our skin is of far greater significance. Still, the Magnetic Laundry System plus cold water leaves (incredibly) almost no carbon footprint.
Q: What’s the science behind this? Can you explain how this actually cleans my laundry without chemicals?
A: Detergent companies would like you to believe that it’s chemicals that clean your laundry. However, this is actually not true. We normally don’t think about it… it’s actually WATER that cleans your clothes. Water is the most powerful element on earth. What did people clean with before soap even existed? Water.
Detergent alone doesn’t clean your clothes…. you need to add water.
Because what detergent and soap does is it only changes the surface tension of the water and helps the water molecules become more effective and spaced out and slippery to pull the dirt and grime off dirty clothes. This is why soap and detergent has that “slippery/oily” feel. This process is called chemical saponification. The side-effects are, of course, all the toxic chemicals used in the process.
What the Magnetic Laundry System does is the exact same thing, except by using magnetism. The water molecule is already a highly magnetic molecule with a positive and negative charge. When the water rotates with the specially designed magnets, the surface tension of the water tension changes, and the water starts cleaning more effectively, just like with detergent.
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