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6 Techniques Laundry Businesses Use to Protect Your Washables

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Are you looking for a reliable laundry service? In the past, people used to do everything themselves.From fixing things in the house to washing their own clothes, they did not outsource their work to others.

However, times are changing and people’s thinking has changed as well. We now hire electricians to fix any electrical problems, and even hire a laundry service to do their laundry for them, and this is a common trend these days in Australia.

So here is a cheat sheet on how washing services do your laundry to ensure a clean and fragrant cloth before you wear it.

1. Fabric Care Cheat Sheet

There are many types of fabrics. Laundry services segregate them according to their respective category to avoid damages when washing, drying, and ironing.

Cotton and Linen

When washing cotton and linen, remember to set the water temperature. Aside from this, it is essential to separate the colours since they tend to cause stains. You wouldn’t like that, right? Don’t use bleach unless the garment is white. It can cause yellow stains and damages.

Wool and Angora

Most laundry services are cautious when it comes to wool fabrics. They need to be washed using cold water to avoid damaging the clothes. A mesh bag is also required to prevent damages while spinning. You need to set the washer to the delicate cycle button since this type of fabric doesn’t need heavy washing. For some wool garments, it is recommended to hand wash it.

Polyester and Nylon

Polyester and nylon fabrics are the easiest to wash by laundry service since these types of fabric are more durable and don’t quickly get damaged. Washing it needs to be in the regular cycle. remembering colours still need to be separated.

It’s critical to remember these fabric tips. If you’re not sure of the fabric, you can always look at the clothing tag tag. It should specify specified there the type of fabric, and the recommended washing method for it.

2. Step-By-Step Washing Method

In washing clothes, laundry services sort the laundry into three categories: whites, light-coloured, and darks. After sorting the clothes, it’s time load it and set the water temperature. For white clothes, use hot water. Bleach, soap, and fabric softener can be used to remove all stains.

For coloured clothes, you should use warm water to protect the colour. Bleach is a no-no for these clothes. Detergent and warm water are enough to clean it thoroughly. The same principle applies to dark-coloured clothes. You should never use hot water and bleach as it may cause the colour to fade.

3. Spin Drying Hacks

When you bring your clothes to a laundry service, you pick it up all dry and ready-to-wear. After washing they load it to spin dryers. Here are some tips if you are lucky enough to have your own spin dryer. If your clothes become wrinkled, or just needs refreshing, try this hack. Put your dryer to the maximum  heat setting and toss in your clothes with a dryer sheet. Add few ice cubes and spin for about 10 minutes.

If you want to add fluffiness to your blankets and pillows, load some tennis balls while spinning it. The tennis balls will create gaps between your clothes while spinning, preventing them from bunching up and dying faster. The soft tennis ball running over your clothes will help fluff them up without the need of a fabric softener.

4. Sort and Wash

Laundry services sort towels and blankets from clothes. Towels need particular washing methods to remove deep-seated dirt and stains.

If you have bought brand new towels, wash them separately using ½ cup of salt for disinfecting purposes. Another purpose of this hack it to protect the colour and avoid staining other towels. As an alternative fabric softener, use one cup of vinegar so the towels and blankets won’t get stiff when you drying.

On another note, delicate fabrics should not be washed using a washing machine. Laundry services avoid loading them in washers since they quickly get damaged. Hand washing is the only option you have for this type of clothes.

5. Washing Clothes That Shrink

Have a piece of clothing that shrink in the dryer or washer? Reading clothing labels is important to determine the recommended washing method for clothes. Traditionally, cold water is used to prevent shrinking and stretching. Aside from this, the gentle cycle of a washer or hand washing is also less damaging than washer cycles that have higher rotation spin cycles to extract water.

6. Stain Removal Hacks

Most laundry services use stain remover products to remove the stains from clothes. But do you know there are natural and alternative ways of doing it? All you need can be found in your pantry: vinegar and baking soda. First, you need to make a solution of two parts vinegar with one part water. Soak the clothes with stain for several hours. For baking soda solution, make a paste by mixing baking soda with water until you form a paste. Use a toothbrush in applying it on the stain. There are other methods, but these two are proven to be effective and safe.

These hacks will help you to maintain and prolong the life of your clothes. You want to use your clothes as long as possible to save cost.

If you are too busy to handle all these washing hacks, call for laundry services that you can trust. They’ll discuss custom solutions that they can provide. You’ll be glad you called!

 

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