If there is one thing in life that is inevitable, it’s laundry.
And while we’ve all got laundry to do, many of us are making laundry mistakes everyday that are creating extra wear and tear to our washing machines, dryers, and clothes. So Appliance Rescue Service in Dallas, Texas wants to know, are you guilty of these common laundry mistakes? Read on to find out!
#1: Overdoing it on the Laundry Detergent
More soap means more clean – right?! Wrong. In fact, excess bubbles in our machine can trap bacteria and dirt as it comes off of clothes, and then those suds can get stuck in hard to rinse spots, like in creases of pockets. This makes the clothes less clean because the bubbles can’t rinse clean. Avoid overdoing it on the laundry detergent by using less than you normally would, and see if the laundry gets clean. If it does, then you may consider even using less to conserve detergent. Find a happy medium between clean clothes and detergent.
#2: Allowing Clothes Snags
Ever get clothes out of the laundry and it’s been torn up or pulled by other clothes? While you can’t avoid all of these mishaps, you can avoid clothing snags by zipping all zippers to the top (so the teeth are not exposed) and un-buttoning shirts (buttoned shirts cause unnecessary stress on the buttons while in the wash).
#3: Overfilling the Washing Machine
Another common mistake we see at Appliance Rescue – your leader in Dallas washing machine repair – is overfilling the washing machine. Overcrowding the washing machine doesn’t leave room for clothes to float in the water; therefore, they don’t get clean. It also puts major stress on the washing machine’s bearings and shock absorbers.
#4: Leaving Clothes Unfolded
Leaving clothes in the dryer indefinitely, or taking it out and leaving it in a basket without folding it, is a recipe for wrinkles. Avoid those wrinkles by folding it immediately. No time to fold immediately? 2 things can help: 1) use the permanent press cycle that allows for a cool down/wrinkle free fluff; 2) lay clothes out flat before folding instead of crumpled in a pile.
#5: Scrubbing Stains
A little elbow grease is not helpful when properly pretreating stains. Instead, carefully blot the stain with a white cloth, working from the outside in to keep the stain from spreading outward. Treat a stain as soon as you can for maximum results.