Fresh & Dried
Rinse fresh blood stains in cold running water
and rub with soap. Repeat. For dried stains, first scrape or rub off as much
dried blood as possible. Soak in warm water using a product which contains
enzymes. Wash. If this doesn't work, rewash the item using a chlorine-free
bleach. In the case of stubborn stains, rust removers may be helpful.
Coffee and/or Tea
Presoak item in liquid detergent with bleach.
Wash using the hottest water temperature that is safe for the fabric.
Dingy White Socks
Presoak in a liquid detergent solution for a
minimum of 30 minutes. Wash in a liquid detergent which contains oxygen
bleach. Food Coloring, soak in cool water. If stain remains, rub on
detergent and rinse. Wash.
Dampen stain and rub with liquid detergent.
Rinse, then wash.
Fruit Juice, Wine & Soft Drinks
Soak stain in cool water as soon as possible.
Then, soak in an oxygen bleach, using the hottest water safe for the fabric.
Brush off as much as possible when garment is
dry, then rinse under cold running water. Pretreat with a paste of powder
detergent and water, or liquid laundry detergent. Wash using laundry
detergent and a; fabric-safe bleach.
The yellow, orange or brown spots we sometimes
find on our clothes may be caused by rust. Iron content of over .two parts
per million in your water supply can cause these type of stains, so it's
important to have your water supply checked. Two possible sources can be
rust water pipes or water heaters. One way to combat this problem is by
using a mechanical water softener with an iron filter. Also, using a
non-chlorine bleach can help, as chlorine bleach may cause the iron in the
water to precipitate on fabrics and leave stains.