Laundry care, how to wash delicate laundry
Laundry care: Delicate clothing often requires special washing and/or drying methods to keep the item in good condition and make it last longer. That is why it is important to pay special attention to these items once the day of laundry arrives.
Which items are (or can be) considered delicate?
- Articles with metal wires
- Items with pearls
- Items with embroidery
- Knitwear and wool articles
- Silk or rayon articles
- Sports jerseys
If you are a novice, it is sometimes complicated to distinguish the different subjects. Over time, you will learn to distinguish these items simply by touch. For now, it’s best to be careful and read care labels whenever you’re not sure!
Products to use
For best results, use mild detergent and cold water. You can use a touch of liquid fabric softener with certain fabrics to relax the fibers and add a fresh scent. Be careful, read the label or search the Internet for the specifics of the fabric to be sure that you are using compatible products.
To process these items, use the delicate setting of your machine or simply wash by hand in the sink in cold water. If you wash in the machine, you can even use mesh washing bags (sometimes called lingerie bags or delicate bags). Make sure they have a hidden zipper and use a separate mesh bag for each item. This helps minimize the hustle and bustle of the machine and protect items from potential snags. This is especially important for top-loading machines, but feel free to use it with ALL machines, to be sure.
We recommend that you dry in the open air or use the lowest setting of your machine. Heavy fabrics or knitwear should be flat on a towel to dry. While most light and thin fabrics dry better on hangers.
Depending on your needs, it is essential to choose the right duvet (1). But whether it is down, goose feathers or synthetic fibers, the minimum is to wash it at least once a year.
For the best possible results, the duvets should be cleaned in a very large capacity washer and front-loading dryer.
Because not all duvets are made the same way, take a look at the care instructions on the label before attempting a home wash. Some duvets may require professional cleaning or special care instructions.
If your machine is of large capacity, it is best to program a cycle for delicate textiles, with a small amount of very soft detergent. The duvet care label will give you indications as to the temperature to use. Namely that the best way to eliminate mites remains the cycle at 60 ° C (2), but again, not all duvets will be able to pass this course!
So how to get rid of the mites present in number on your duvet?
There are pre-treated duvets with products with a controlled impact on health, which will allow you to wash your duvet at very mild temperatures. When buying check the label to find out if it has been treated at the heart of the textile. You will find more information on our website: www.breyner.fr
You can also apply an anti-mite treatment to your linen yourself to prevent any infestation. For this we invite you to consult the following link: preventive treatments.
If in doubt, only one watchword, READ the label
Most delicate products have very detailed instructions and recommendations available directly on the label. Take the time to read it. This will save you a lot of trouble.
Use biocidal products with caution. Before use, read the label and product information.
Before any use, make sure that it is essential, especially in places frequented by the general public. Whenever possible, choose alternative methods and products with the lowest risk to human and animal health and the environment. » This product is an acaricide TP18.
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