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How to correctly use bleach in your laundry routine

Keeping your whites gleaming can be a difficult task – but it doesn’t have to be if you know a trick or two in using bleach in your laundry routine! Not only is this an effective way to remove stains, liquid bleach can also kill germs!

It is important to take extreme care and caution when using bleach, making sure you take the appropriate safety measures.

Due to the potent nature of bleach, you need to be careful using it on some fabrics to make sure it doesn’t remove the colour or burn holes in the fabric. Be sure to read the specific care instructions listed on each garment as even bleach “safe” items can be damaged if adding too much.

Whilst bleach can magically remove stains, it is not a detergent so does not actually clean the fabric – the best it can do is disinfect. It is important to still use your normal laundry detergent to get the best result out of your wash.

When working with bleach in the laundry, you can opt to hand wash in a bucket or use it in your normal wash cycle in your washing machine. See below to see which option works better for you!

Things you will need:

  • Liquid chlorine bleach
  • Measuring cup
  • Bucket
  • Water

Hand Washing:

Step one:

Check the care instructions on each garment carefully to make sure you can use bleach on them. Generally, you can use bleach on items such as towels, sheets, under shirt singlets and whites.

Step two:

Using liquid bleach is a more cost-effective method compared to the powdered form and works just as well.

Choose the correct amount of bleach from the options below:

One cup in a top loader machine

One half cup in a front loader machine

One tablespoon per 3.8 litres of water when hand washing

Step three:

Before adding the bleach to your machine, dilute it in water to allow it to mix properly with your washing detergent. This helps to avoid any holes being created in your items!

Step four:

Add your items to the pre mixed water solution and wash as normal.

It can be a challenging task using bleach in a washing machine but here are four steps to make it a little easier!

Even the most set-in stains can sometimes be removed by using the right type of bleach as this disinfects the fabrics that have been dirty for so long!

When you use the bleach in the washing machine correctly, you won’t have to worry about your clothes coming out stained or damaged from the bleach.

Machine Washing:

Step one:

Check the care instructions on each garment carefully to make sure you can use bleach on the items.

Step two:

If the specific care garments label is not attached to some items, consider the type of clothing and material you are washing. As a general rule, you can use bleach on items such as towels, sheets, pillowcases, under shirt singlets and whites.

Step three:

Using liquid bleach is a more cost-effective method compared to the powdered form and works just as well.

Choose the correct amount of bleach from the options below:

One cup in a top loader machine

One half cup in a front loader machine

One tablespoon per 3.8 litres of water when hand washing

Step four:

Grab a small bucket of water, pour the liquid bleach in and mix it around thoroughly. After the mixture has been mixed thoroughly add it into your washing machine. This helps to prevent the bleach sitting on items and damaging them in any way.

Step five:

Run the wash cycle as normal and allow for the rinse cycle to complete in full to ensure any trace of bleach is removed from the clothes to avoid any skin irritation.

Once the rinse cycle is complete, launder as normal and your clothes will be back to their pristine original purchased state!

Don’t have time to add in an extra step to your routine? Call Jim’s Laundry Services now and we will do it for you!

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