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.
Articles tagged with common laundry problems covering various common annoyances and problems encountered when washing laundry
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, so something that didn’t have grease spots on it before can come out of the wash with one on.
Here’s a question about the temperature of the laundry when it’s finished a cycle –
When the wash cycle ends, should the washing come out warm or cold? Mine comes out very cold. Is this normal? With my previous washing machine the washing always came out very warm.”
Did you know you shouldn’t wash silk or wool items in biological detergent, and that doing so can damage them? I’m sure this isn’t common knowledge, which a quick check with my wife and my mother-in-law just confirmed.
There appears to be a problem with many washing machines routinely “causing” small holes in laundry. Judging from the correspondence I’ve received so far it is happening to a lot of people, with different makes of washing machine and with various drum sizes and spin speeds. Therefore, finding a pattern and identifying a definite cause is proving difficult. However, almost everyone is blaming the washing machine. This article has attracted 298 comments before being closed and they indicate that many of the holes may not be caused by the washing machine after all, though washing machines can clearly cause holes in laundry.