In the previous part we mentioned two of the four most common laundry problems in every household – clothes coming out yellow or gray and detergent residues on clothes. You have also learned tips on how to deal with this little disasters, in an easy and smart way.
In the second part of Top 4 Laundry problems and how to solve them, we continue with the other two most common laundry mistakes and tips on avoiding or solving them, depending from the situation.
3. A pilling problem
This happens with synthetic fabrics like acrylic, polyester or nylon and is caused by an abrasion of the fibres. They tend to unravel and the loose ends ball up on the surface of the fabric. What you can do, is to turn synthetic clothes inside out before you put them in your washing machine. Another tip involves washing all of your synthetics together, in a shorter and gentler cycle. Always put liquid detergent in the load. Once a fact, pills can be removed by shaving them off with a safety razor. Natural fabrics like wool and cotton may also have this kind of problem, but it happens much more seldom and usually the fibre balls are removed during the laundry process.
4.Lint on clothes
Lint on clothes means, you must pay more attention when sorting the clothes. There are lint attractors like synthetic blends and dark fabrics and cleaning experts in Stroud Green advise to wash them separately from the lint producers like fleece sweat suits, new terry cloth towels and flannel pajamas. In order to get rid of the lint, you can use a lint roller. Always make sure, that all the pockets of your clothes are empty, before loading them in the washing machine.