What is Lint and How Do You Remove It?

Learn What Makes Lint on Clothes and How to Prevent It 

Are you tired of your clothes looking fluffy? Lint that forms on clothes can wear away at the fabric, making your clothes look worn and decreasing their lifespan. Knowing how to remove lint from clothes and reduce future build up is fairly straightforward. The next time you’re doing laundry in Chula Vista, remember these tips to prevent lint build up.

What is lint on clothes?

Lint is made up of small fibers that break off easily during washing, drying, and daily wear. Cotton and wool tend to be the most common fibers that you’ll find in lint. It tends to cling to clothes and other fabrics easily, giving them a ‘fluffy’ look.

How to get rid of  it

The most common way to get rid of unwanted lint is to use a roller to pick up the loose fibers, something that also works well for other unwanted materials that can stick to clothes, like pet hairs. If you are pressed for time, you can use the sticky side of parcel tape to catch lint fibers.

How to prevent lint

Unfortunately, no one solution eradicates lint from forming. Just a few prevention tips include:

  • Regularly cleaning the washing machine filter
  • Separating lint-producing items like towels from lint-attracting materials like synthetic fibers
  • Washing clothes that shred fibers easily inside out
  • Turning pockets inside out to get rid of fluff before washing
  • Using the right amount of detergent
  • Not overloading the machine with clothes

With these tips, and a little help from a lint roller, your clothes can stay looking clean and crisp. Now that you know how to prevent and remove lint, give us a call to learn more about our services at our Chula Vista location. As your friendly and efficient laundry team in California, we hope to see you soon!

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