Here are some helpful laundry tips to insure the durability of your Uniform Club garments.
- Always turn your uniforms inside out before washing. This adds life to the garments by limiting the amount of pilling and fading that may take place on items that go through repeated washings.
- Always sort your laundry by dark and light colors before washing.
- Pre-treat stains before washing. We recommend Spray ‘n Wash for stains but only if you are washing garments right away. Let treatment sit no longer than 3-5 minutes.
- Add detergent first while the machine is filling with water, and then add the garments. This helps the detergent to dissolve and to not agitate the clothing.
- Avoid using bleach. Over time the bleach turns cotton-blended fabrics yellow and may ruin an embroidered logo. A bleach alternative is a better choice, we suggest Oxi Clean.
- Wash light colored garments in a warm water and dark colored garments in cold water.
- Check stained garments after washing, but before drying. Hard stains may need to be treated a second time, but once a garment is dried the chance of eliminating the stain are minimal.
- Jumpers and skirts should be dried at 5 to 10 minutes at most, and then hung up to finishing drying. Drying a pleated garment completely will eventually take the pleats out. If this happens, you should have the pleats pressed back in by a dry cleaner for a more professional look.
Ink – Try using hair spray on the stain and letting it soak for several minutes before washing.
Crayon – If the garment has gone through the wash, you may try rubbing the stain with a waterless hand cleaner. Then, soak in a bleach alternative (like Oxi Clean or Biz) overnight. Wash again in the morning
Grass Stains – Pre-Treat with Oxi Clean or Spray ‘n Wash with regular detergent.
Gum – Blot gum with an ice cube or place garment in the freezer. Once the gum has hardened it can easily be removed with scraping.