Skip to main content

Here's All You Need To Know About Laundry Detergents

Were you aware that not all laundry detergents are the same? Or that your laundry detergents come in varied types? Laundry detergents are prepared with various ingredients and formed into different types depending on its usage for your clothes. But before we jump into understanding the different types of laundry detergents, let’s first understand the way your laundry detergent works on your clothes. 


A laundry detergent works as an emulsifier. Water and oil particles enable the dirt on your clothes to become captured in oil. Thus, your laundry detergent enables you to release these captured dirt extracts with a final wash. Nowadays, washing machines are enabled to do this job well. Now, what you need to do is think about what detergent you need to use.


Have you noticed the use of different detergents at home? There might be one for regular laundry, one for white clothes, while others are solely for bedsheets and towels. You can find a special one for stain removal as well.


Where do you think the need for using different detergents comes from? The answer is in your laundry’s condition, such as the type of fabric, the amount of dirt within, and washing procedures provided by manufacturers. ‘One medicine for all’ approach is as unhealthy for your laundry as it is for your health. Thus, you get various products with varying amounts of ingredients.


There are 3 main categories of laundry detergents that branch to more variants further. Let’s look into the main categories and their specifications, shall we?


Powder Detergent

Image Source: shorturl.at/doyT7


Powder detergents have been available in the market since the mid 20th century. Even today, they continue to offer deep cleaning for your fabrics and help remove stains. However, they have become less popular with time with the introduction of liquid detergents and pods.

They have a longer shelf life than liquid detergents so you can easily buy them in bulk without the worry of having them crossing their date of expiry. However, the only limitation of powder detergents is that they don’t dissolve well with water leaving behind chalky residue on your clothes.


Liquid Detergent


Liquid detergents are known to dissolve quickly, unlike powder ones, while washing clothes. They are an excellent solution for treating greasy stains such as oil or make-up. They work great when mixed with water, especially in cold water. Before washing clothes, you could use them to pre-treat stains too. Ensure to not overuse this form of detergent as it can do harm to your clothes. 


Detergent Pods

Image Source: shorturl.at/ovAY4


Newly introduced in the market, detergent pods are super easy and convenient to use. All you have to do is toss a pod or two in the machine, depending on laundry loads. Detergent pods do not contain oxygen bleach, chlorine, dyes, and masking agents, ingredients that are otherwise found in laundry detergents. As a result, they are best for washing your colored loads. Hypoallergenic in nature, these are best for hands with sensitive skin. 


Conclusion


When selecting an appropriate detergent for your laundry, you need to consider their specifications concerning your laundry’s condition. For instance, you will require a detergent effective at whitening and brightening your clothes for white loads. Whereas, for colored fabrics, use a detergent without bleach and with color protection. 


……………………………………………………………………………………………………..


Washho looks after cleaning services related to home and office, interior cleaning services such as sofa and carpet, laundry and dry cleaning and so much more! In case you are looking for an all-round cleaner service in your city head to washho.com and contact us NOW! We clean, you relax!


Comments

Popular posts from this blog

What Should Be Included In Your Regular Deep Cleaning Checklist?

Deep cleaning tasks like cleaning faucets and vent covers to kitchen tiles and ceiling fans are everything that isn’t included in your regular cleaning tasks. But even though deep cleaning isn’t something that you would regularly do, it is essential to deep clean your home on a bi-weekly or monthly basis.  Deep cleaning your home refers to removing those deep grimes and germs from every unimaginable corner of the house. Descaling household appliances, restoration of water and fire damages, and disinfecting the entire house are just a few of the many steps of deeply cleaning one's home. Hence, it is understandable why one might require professional help from on demand cleaning services like Washho . After all, cleaning chores are no easy tasks to do. But in case you want to get a head start on deep cleaning your home, all by yourself, then the following is a checklist of things that you must have before you begin your work: A Collection Of Disposable Rags And Towels: Rags and waste

What Is The Difference Between Carpet & Rug Cleaning?

You sure know how comfortable it feels to walk on floors covered with furry rugs and beautiful carpets, isn’t it? Going around your home that is carpeted wall to wall, results in one having happy feet. Not to forget the way it makes your home look - aesthetically beautiful.  Setting up the floor with a carpet/rug, is just half the job done; the rest half of it comes with cleaning and maintaining it. A well maintained and clean floor covering builds a healthy indoor environment. Whereas a poorly maintained floor covering is also a potential field to capture all kinds of moss and dirt, which can be harmful to those living in the home.  But are rugs and carpets, aka the floor coverings, the same thing? No they are not. Carpets and rugs are both related to floor covering, just that their size and fabric material differs. Additionally, carpets are installed and thus, immovable whereas rugs are movable from one place to another.  Now let’s take a look at their cleaning methods, shall we?  Ca

How To Make Your Home Smell Good?

Diane Ackerman famously said “smell is the mute sense, the one without words'' .  Did you know that scents, emotions and memories are intertwined with each other? That’s right! Our nose is known to have a long memory. Pleasant scents or foul odors are usually attached to an event or a place when we had first come across them. Therefore, every time you smell them again, you may find yourself getting nostalgic.  Before you step out of your home to encounter various scents across the city, make sure to know what your home smells like. Your home has a scent of its own; this is the same scent your  brain associates  with your comfort zone. And who wouldn't want their home to smell amazing right?  While it may be tricky to keep day-to-day odours at bay, there are several ways that you can deodorize your home. Let's see some ways you can do the job right! Start with Clearance For starters, clear the obvious sources that emit lousy odour such as garbage disposal units in your