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. Different washing machine detergents work in different ways. Some contain bleaching agents, which helps keep whites white – but thatread the full article..
Common Laundry Problems
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 try that. Or put them back on a short wash cycle without anyread the full article..
If you are getting brown or rust coloured spots on your laundry after washing here are a few possible causes to investigate. Metal objects that may have been left inside pockets such as nails or paper clips might be one cause of the stains. These often get stuck in the outer drum under the stainlessread the full article..
In one of the daily newspapers the other day I read an article that claimed scientists from Nottingham and London have carried out a review of 40 years of research on the biological agents used in biological washing machine detergent. Their conclusion is, and I quote, “it’s a myth that biological washing powders irritate theread the full article..
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 pillingread the full article..
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.read the full article..