If you’ve ever wondered what do the wash symbols mean you are not alone. Some of the wash labels on laundry are pretty cryptic. It’s not possible to work out what many of them mean. Many people don’t seem to bother too much with them but as my article points out this could result in damaging and shortening the life of lots of items of clothing (why are my clothes getting stretched?).
Washing laundry advice & tips
A surprisingly varied selection of advice related to washing laundry in a washing machine. The articles cover all aspects of washing laundry including loading and using the washing machine as well as causes of common laundry and detergent problems. Browse through the pages, you will definitely find something interesting and useful.
Here are some tips for tackling the most common stains to carry out before washing normally. Never use hot water on protein stains as this will set them into the fabric and don't rub so hard as to damage the fibres.
When washing is not being cleaned properly or comes out with marks on most people blame the washing machine. But there are more explanations for this problem where the user is at fault than where the washing machine is at fault.
Causes of grease, slime and black mould inside washing machines
This article looks at the importance of a maintenance wash using the hottest program, and how to get rid of mouldy, musty or bad smells from washing machines. It also points to the causes so as to protect from the problem in the first place or prevent re-occurrence. A washing machine covered with gunge and grease inside can also cause marks on laundry especially if laundry gets dragged round the rim of the drum and picks up grease from under the door seal.
If you overload a washing machine it can cause physical problems, but it will also affect the efficiency of the wash. An overfilled washing machine results in the laundry moving round in one large mass. The clothes will not agitate against each other and the washing machine detergent won't be able to circulate or dissolve properly. The washing will not be washed properly. With some liquid detergents there can also be potential serious consequences – Baby badly burned by washing machine detergent.