Sunday, January 9, 2011

First Year Students-Competency 8 Review

Use pre-wash soil and stain remover just before washing to help remove stains.

Bleach removes stains, whitens, brightens, and destroys bacteria. Chlorine bleach is used on white fabrics, Non-chlorine bleach is used on colors.

Pre-wash stain removers are used to treat protein-type stains prior to the wash cycle.

Fabric softener may be added to the final rinse of the washing cycle to reduce static electricity. Dryer sheets/bars are used for the same purpose in the dryer.

Disinfectants are used in the laundry to control or eliminate bacteria.

Non-chlorine bleach is used to brighten fabrics, and is safe to use on colored clothing.

Blood can be removed from fabric by soaking in cold water and using pre-wash stain remover. Peroxide and water also work very well, but they were not included in the questions.

Starch is used to stiffen fabrics. Sizing is used as an ironing aid, but does not stiffen the fabric.

The best way to remove gum from clothing is to harden the gum with ice and scrape it off.

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