Tips on Washing Larger Items at the Laundromat

Cleaning Large Items at a Laundromat

Washing bulky items like comforters, bedspreads, blankets, and jackets may seem like a daunting task at first. You’re better off taking these large items that require a lot of washer and dryer space to a Chula Vista laundromat, which has larger machines. These tips will help to stand you in good stead for safely cleaning your large items.

Read your care label before you begin. It’s always a good idea to read the care label on each of the bulkier items so that you know what to do. Even if you assume it is ‘dry clean only,’ be sure to check the label for good measure. Following this guideline will minimize the chance of damage to your bulky items and then having to replace them.

Use a mild detergent. Many regular laundry detergents contain bleach and other harsh chemicals that are too strong for washing bulky bedding. The materials used in larger bedding items will often be damaged if you use regular laundry detergent.

Pre-treat stains while at home. Since bulky items do not move around as much as smaller items during the washing process, it is important to pre-treat any stains. It’s easier to do this while at home, and it will give your stain-fighting solutions a chance to soak before you start the wash.

Use large machines. It’s no good stuffing your large item into a small machine because it won’t get the chance to be cleaned thoroughly. Select the largest machines possible at the laundromat so that your items can move around more freely, allowing soap and water to be distributed more evenly.

Repair any holes before you wash them. Larger items like comforters and blankets often get small holes. If you wash any items that have a hole in it, there’s a good chance that it will grow into a larger tear. It’s a good idea to patch up any holes or rips before washing the item to prevent further damage.

You can make your laundry chores a snap by visiting Fresh & Clean Laundry in Chula Vista. We’re open from 6:00 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily so that you can get all of your laundry done in no time. With large machines – and plenty of them – let us help you get your laundry done quickly. Call 619-691-7626 for more information.

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