Does your home have hard water supply? When you wash your clothes in hard water, there’s a good chance your clothes come out of the washer with yellow stains on them. Wondering why this happens? It’s because hard water contains high amounts of iron along with a variety of minerals that can stain your fabric. Worry not! We have listed a few tips to prevent and remove those stains from your clothes. These will also keep your clothes fresh and retain their colour.
1) Use Water-Softening Agents
You need to check the Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) levels in your water. A water softener is generally required if the TDS is more than 150 ppm. Buy a water softener, which is easily available in the market, add a few drops (based on the direction on the care label of the softener) to your washer, and run your normal cycle. This will prevent a yellow stain from forming.
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2) Use Baking Soda and Vinegar
Add ½ cup of vinegar along with ½ cup baking soda to your washing machine. Then run your normal cycle. Your clothes should come out of the washer without a yellow stain. Vinegar with baking soda is the best combination to use during the wash if you want to care for and maintain your clothes.
3) Use Vinegar in the Rinse
Before the rinse cycle begins, add ½ cup of vinegar to your washer and then let the rinse begin. The vinegar breaks down the iron and other minerals as well as softens your clothes.
Taking care of your clothes is important to make them last longer. Mentioned above are some of the best ways to wash clothes when you have a hard water supply at your home.