Ridding your laundry of streaks

Have you ever removed your clean clothes from the washing machine only to have them marked with streaks of white? That’s detergent residue and there’s nothing more annoying than taking out seemingly clean clothes that now have visibly noticeable marks.

There are a few tricks you can try to help prevent this issue from occurring. First, start the washing machine, add the laundry detergent and allow the detergent to dissolve into the water completely before you add your clothes. Allowing the detergent to dissolve can help prevent the solution from streaking your clothing.

It could also be that you’re using too much laundry detergent so the excess amounts are what you find on your clothing after a load has gone through its cycle. Therefore, simply try reducing the amount of detergent you use in a load.

Cold water, though better for the environment and your energy bill, can sometimes also be an issue when it comes to detergent dissolving. Warmer temperatures can better aid in that so try increasing the water temperature, even if slightly.

Or, if you use a powder detergent, try using a liquid instead as liquid dissolves more readily.

For more tips on appliances that can help keep your home and life spic and span, visit www.scratchanddent.ca or stop by the store at 407 Gage Avenue, Unit #4 in Kitchener. A friendly staff member would be happy to help you or take your questions at 519-743-3623.