• Any material which has been used with cleaning solvents – or is saturated with flammable liquids, solids, vegetable oil or animal fats – should not be placed in the washer or dryer until all traces of the stain and fumes have been removed. These highly flammable stains can cause fires when the residue coexists with heat generated in the laundering process.
• Do not mix or combine stain removal products, especially ammonia and chlorine bleach; noxious fumes may result.
• Read instructions on all stain removal products and keep them out of children’s reach.
Soaking garments with either laundry detergent or a special presoak product will aid stain removal. Soak protein stains (blood, grass, or egg) in cold water. Soak oily stains in warm water.
Use a liquid laundry detergent, a paste or granular detergent and water or a special pretreat product. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
Chlorine – Identified by the word “Hypochlorine”. This type of bleach may be used on all fabrics except silk, wool, spandex and non-colorfast fabrics. Follow manufacturer’s instructions.
Non-Chlorine – Identified by the words “ All – fabric”. This type of bleach may be used on all fabrics and colors. Follow the instructions on the label. To achieve maximum effectiveness use in warm water or hot water with anextended soak or wash time.
Granular detergents work best on mud and clay types of soil and are more effective in hard water. Liquids are good for cold water washing, pretreating and removing greasy, oily stains. Some detergents contain enzymes or bleach to provide additional stain removal benefits.