If white shirts are coming out of the wash looking grey, or if coloured laundry is fading too quickly the first thing you need to look at is the type of detergent you are using. There are plenty of cheap detergents around, and many environmentally friendly alternatives. However, environmentally friendly detergents may not match the... continue reading.
Articles tagged with common laundry problems covering various common annoyances and problems encountered when washing laundry
White streaks or residual washing powder on laundry after washing If you have white streaks on clothes at the end of a wash cycle they are most likely to be undissolved detergent. Sometimes you can get them out by sponging. If you can't, and your washing machine has a rinse only programme, use that, or... continue reading.
Brown or rust coloured spots on laundry can be caused by the following – Metal objects in the washing machine such as nails, paper clips. These often get stuck in the outer tub under the drum and start to rust Rust or iron coming through the water supply. If you suspect this hold a white... continue reading.
This video shows how to remove grease spots from cooking oil (and other grease spots) –... continue reading.
Bobbling, and linting are common terms for pilling. They refer to the little bits of fabric that stick to sheets, towels, socks and other items of clothing. Pilling is caused by damaged fibres that have separated from the rest of the fibres. Natural fibres like cotton, linen, or wool may also be subject to pilling... continue reading.
There are various possible causes for grease marks on clothes after washing. To try and prevent it always make sure you use a good quality detergent and use the correct amount. Don’t overload the washing machine either. Not using enough detergent combined with overloading can cause poor wash results and redistribution of grease onto laundry,... continue reading.