Summer is the season for wearing white. However, summer and white clothing can be a dangerous and even lethal combination for your wardrobe!
So, how does one keep from having a permanent BBQ stain on their crips white t-shirt?
Or keep from dirt staining the bottom of those white pants?
The answer is using bleach to keep whites looking their brightest or to remove any stubborn stains.
Here are five great tips for using bleach in your laundry:
1. Read the Label: Check the garment label before laundering; some fabrics are not recommended to be washed using bleach such as: wool, silk, mohair, leather, spandex and non-fast colors
2. Bleaching the whole load: Add bleach to wash water after your detergent, but before adding clothes. For optimal results, add bleach to water five minutes after the wash cycle has begun.
3. Bleaching a small stain: Lay the stained section of the garment flat and be sure there are not layers of fabric or anything underneath that can be affected. Work from the outer edge of the stain in, rinse with fresh water when the stain is gone.
4. Dilute for Best Results: Chlorine bleach should never be poured directly on clothing. It can cause weakening of fibers and extensive color removal.
5. Make it Hot: Bleach works most effectively in hot water. It can be used in warm and cold water but you won’t see the results you expect.
Thanks to our friends at the American Cleaning Institute and Clorox Bleach for these great tips using bleach!
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