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Is going waterless the future of washing machines?

Water-less Washing Machine

As all homeowners are aware, washing machines consume a very high percentage of a household's water supply. An average family of four will dedicate one-quarter of their water to the washing machine, using over 12,000 gallons of water per year on laundry. But this might all be a thing of the past thanks to a British appliance company, Xeros, that has created a new kind of washing machine that uses almost no water.

The company touts their new development as the greatest leap forward for washing machines in 60 years. The new machine only requires the use of a single cup of water per load, which is about 90 percent less than what is used by current technology. The rest of the washing is done by a million plastic beads which are able to absorb dirt as long as humidity is present in the machine.

The reusable polymer beads are good for roughly 500 washes and then must be disposed of when they are no longer effective. According to estimates from experts, if all households in the United Kingdom switched to using this new kind of washing machine, it would save 1.8 billion gallons of water every single week. The new kind of washing machine will not only reduce a home's water bills, but will also cut down on the amount of electricity and energy consumed.

No matter what kind of washing machine you own, all appliances should be routinely checked by professionals to ensure they are in top working order. Contact John C. Flood today for more information on our Washington, DC plumbing services. We will be able to assist you on whatever problems you are facing with your common household appliances.