Taking Care of Flood Damaged Clothes at the Laundromat

Coin Operated Washers and Dryers SCDuring hurricane season, flooding can be an issue that many people face. Unfortunately, high water from excessive rain can cause a lot of damage to your home. It can also damage clothing. If you recently had to deal with a hurricane this season, or high water for any reason, consider visiting a local laundromat to help you get your damaged clothing clean. Below, you will find tips that can help you make the most of your experience there. For the best 2017 coin operated washers and dryers SC has available, only we can help. Call today to learn more.

  • Before heading to the laundromat, take time to sort clothing into piles. If possible, make one clothes basket for dry clean only, one for heavily soiled, one for white clothing and another for colored clothing.
  • Take the baskets outside and use the garden hose to rinse mud and debris from the clothing, as much as possible. Putting clothing that is covered in muck directly into a washer will be harmful to the washer as well as your clothing.
  • Once you rinse the clothing free from mud, head to the laundromat. There you should wash your clothes with the hottest setting recommended for the fabric you are washing.
  • Clothing needs to be disinfected. In order to do this, you should add one cup of bleach into the wash cycle for white fabrics that are cotton. Be sure to check clothing labels to make sure they can handle the bleach. Many times, colors cannot be bleached unless you are using a formula specifically made for colors. You might also need to steer clear of bleach when washing delicate fabrics like spandex and silk.
  • Adding one cup of pine oil or Lysol into the wash can disinfect clothing that should not be bleached.
  • Once you have washed and disinfected all clothing, take the items out of the washer and inspect them for cleanliness. If they've been completely cleaned in the wash, launder once again as normal with regular laundry detergent before drying.

To learn more about how you can salvage damaged clothing that has endured a flood, be sure to visit back with our next blog post. There, you'll find more information that can help during this difficult situation.

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