Summer is on the way and that means certain stains will start appearing on you and your family's clothes. So, here at EH Clean, we found some helpful tips online to remove these pesky stains and keep your clothes clean and pristine all summer long.
Hamburger and BBQ Stains:
Grilling season has arrived, but watch out for those burgers and BBQ stains. Dab the spot with rubbing alcohol to break down the oils. Pour on some vinegar to break down the plant-based elements. Dab hydrogen peroxide on the spot with a sponge to remove the animal-based elements of the stain. Rub a small amount of detergent on the stain, and then wash normally. Consult with your dry cleaner if the fabric is delicate or brightly colored.
Cherry Juice Stains:
Yum – fresh cherry pies at the family picnic! Cherry juice stains are plant-based and are best treated with lemon juice or vinegar. Pre-treat with lemon juice or vinegar and let it sit for five minutes. Rinse the stain with water to loosen the stain. Rub the stain with detergent and wash as usual. If all else fails, bring your clothing item to your dry cleaner.
Chocolate Ice Cream Stains:
A nice summer day calls for ice cream! If your chocolate ice cream cone topples over, pre-treat the stain with lemon juice or vinegar and wait five minutes. Rinse with water and flush the underside of the stain with a solution of one tablespoon grease-dissolving dishwashing detergent and three cups of warm water. Wash as usual, but do not place it in the dryer if the stain persists. Drying it could set the stain.
Out with the neutral colored winter clothes and in with bright, summer colors! Certain colors will bleed when an item is washed, especially red, causing your other clothes to turn pink. Always wash the bright colored item on its own or with an old white sock for the first few times to test it.
Grass stains on your summer wardrobe? Is there anything worse than green stains on your favorite pair of paints? For whites and colors, soak the garment in cold water, and detergent and then wash them in the washer until the stain is removed. Do not place in the dryer if the stain persists. Take your item to your dry cleaner!
Give us a call to keep your home clean this summer and year round and enjoy a clean house all the time!
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Sources: Mulberry's Cleaners and Wikipedia
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