General questions

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The DIRO filter system produces DIRO water. DIRO water is used instead of washing detergents, rinse aid and other cleaning detergent.

Regular tap water is led through a filter system to a container and from there it is pumped into the washing machine. If you have a tap you can also use the DIRO water to clean with.

There are many brands of washing machines with various quality, so we can´t promise that all washing machines will be compatible with a DIRO system. We have not encountered any problems with the most common brands. Contact your manufacturer if you have any questions.

DIRO water is not dependent on water  temperature and can be used with all the normal wash cycles, from unheated to 90 degrees.

DIRO filter systems can be used both for washing textiles in washing machines and for daily cleaning of all surfaces.

Detergents can have a negative impact on your health and the environment. The DIRO filter system creates a chemical free cleaning water that we call DIRO water. This reduces your carbon footprint. The risk for developing contact allergies from skin contact and with chemicals from laundry detergent residues that remain on your clothes is also reduced.

The lifetime of a DIRO filter system is about 15 years if maintained properly with regular filter changes.

Since there are no detergents in the wastewater that come out of the machines but only dirt particled from the laundry, it lessens the load on treatment plants.

When filters are discarded, they are sorted as combustible waste.

Common questions

DIRO filter system is installed between your incoming water and your washing machine. The water is converted to DIRO water which cleans  laundry completely without detergents or additives. Fabrics will become clean and soft with a fresh natural scent without the use of fabric softeners.

Our DIRO filter system have been tested by independent testing institutes according to the same method that tests ordinary detergent, in these tests our DIRO filter system achieved an approved cleaning effect. It washes as clean as the usual detergent on the market.

All tougher stains should immediately be rinsed in cold water and then the garment should be washed as soon as possible. You can also treat the stain with bile soap, vinegar or some other type of stain remover or bleach suitable for that type of stain (Please always check with the garment manufacturer how to remove stains from a certain garment and always read the instructions for the stain remover). Make sure to use products that are allergy- and environmentally friendly.

Normally, our system removes grease stains effectively. If a stain will not come out you can always use a stain remover (Always read the instructions for the stain remover). Make sure to use products that are allergy- and environmentally friendly.

We recommend that you do not use fabric softeners. The laundry gets soft anyway and if the person washing after you is allergic, chemical residues from your laundry can cause an allergic reaction.

There are no particles in DIRO water that bind to the fibers in the fabric. This makes the fabric soft even without the use of fabric softeners.

DIRO water is chemical free and does not cause allergies. Therefore, it does not smell of detergent and does not contain fragrances.

You can buy fragrance infused sheets that you can put in your dryer, or use / make your own fragrance sachets with natural plants such as lavender, cinnamon or jasmine that you put in your drawer together with your clothes (if you are a man you may prefer cedar or lemon balm). You can also place an unlit scented candle in the closet.

Yes, DIRO water is completely chenical free and does not contain any fragrances.

You get a reduced risk of contact allergy and contribute to a better enivironment.

Reduced maintenance costs for maschines and sewage pipes. Reduced environmental impact. Reduced amount of garbage. Reduced energy consumption and a cleaner laundry room.

You can lower your costs by using optimized programs and lower temperatures.

The lifetime of a DIRO filter system is about 15 years if maintained properly with regular filter changes.

Good to know

In some detergents there are so called optical chemicals, designed to hide stains so they are not visible. When you wash with our DIRO water, the detergent disappears from the clothes and overpainted stains become visble again. However, these usually disappear after a few washes. 
Detergent residue collects in the machine and the tubes. After a while, when DIRO is used, this will flush out of the system. DIRO does not leave residues of any kind so your washing machine will remain clean.
Many washing machines manufacturers, recommend that you run an unloaded machine on 90 degrees, to keep the machine clean and fresh. Always remember to leave the machine hatch open after running a cycle.

Only load the amount of laundry recommended by the manufactur.

Why should you avoid detergents?

In some detergents there are a chemical called Zeolite. Detergents can comprise of up to 30% of this chemical. Because some of the detergents that you use stays in your clothes, this substance fall of like dust. Furthermore, the particles are so small that they enter the lungs, all according to new researce from the University of Lund.
Detergents contains a varity of chemicals, researces have a pretty good knowledges of what they do individualy, but now they talk about the cocktail effect. The cocktail effect makes chemicals more toxic. The knowledges available on the effects of chemicals is based on studys of one chemical of the time. When different chemical are mixed this affect can change, it is usually called the cocktail effect and is being discussed by researces. You can find out more at the Karolinska institutet:
http://ki.se/forskning/cocktaileffekt-gor-kemikalier-giftigare
Optical brighteners are fluorescent substances that make the eye perceive the laundry as whiter than it is. They convert invisible UV-light to white visible light, which hides spots on which the agent are stuck. Optical brighteners are difficult to degrade and only occur in detergents that are not eco labeled. White textiles often contains optical brighteners when we buy them and naturally turn grey the more times they are washed.

Preservatives are used to prevent the growth of mold and bacteria. They are mainly used in water-based products, such as liquid detergents. Preservatives have different decomposition properties, and some are more toxic than others. To receive an environmental certification, a product may only contain preservatives that decompose easily and only in small amounts.

LAS is an environmentally hazardous surfactant that has long been absent from the Swedish detergent market, but can now show-up in lowpriced import and parallel imported non eco-label detergent.

Fragrance is used, among other things, to try to hide bad odors in the textiles and the smell of the other substances in the detergents. Fragrances can cause allergies in sensitive persons.