Benefits of Hand-Washing
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Hand washing is recommended for delicate items such as lace, lingerie, wool, silk or very dark colours that may run. But hand-washing has many other benefits such as :
Stain removal by hand washing gets most stains because you focus on the stains alone and may use a brush or board to aid stain removal. This is unlike a washer that treats all types of laundry the same way in every wash cycle.
Hand washing is gentler on the clothes and this preserves the life of your clothes longer compared to most machines.
Hand washing only uses human energy thus you save on electrical bill.
Follow our tips below for an effective Hand-Washing Technique:
1. Prepare Your Wash Tub
- Prepare two tubs for hand-washing.
- One for washing – the other is for rinsing.
- Make sure the tubs are clean before filling it in water
2. Use The Right Amount of Detergent
- Add in Bio Zip powder detergent according to the instructions on the packaging.
- Dissolve the powder fully before adding clothes.
3. Using the Right Water Temperature
- Read the care label on your clothes for the best recommended water temperature to use.
- As a general guide
- Cold water(25℃) – suitable for most items and for fabrics that might shrink or fade in warm water like swimsuit, active wear and lingerie.
- Warm (35℃) – suitable for permanent press items and light to medium colour clothing. Warm water provides great cleaning for your clothes, while decrease the chances of your clothes fading or shrinking.
- Hot (55℃) – suitable for items that can stand hot water without losing colour or shrinking; especially baby clothes and nappies, heavily soiled work or sport outfits. Hot water is also excellent to achieve maximum cleaning for whites, sheets, towels and other household items. Be sure to read the clothing care label before you wash. Beware of hot water temperature which may cause burns.
4. Wash Accordingly
- Fully submerge your clothes into the washing tub
- Soak accordingly – delicate fabric for 15 minutes and soiled clothes for at least 60 minutes.
- Gently knead and swirl the clothes around the tub. For non-delicate fabric, you may rub to remove any dirt or stains remained on clothes.
- Rinse the clothes to clear off the remaining detergent in the rinsing tub.
- Squeeze out the water and repeat the rinsing process until the water runs clear.
- Do not wring or twist the clothes.
- Instead, gently squeeze out the excess water.
- Hang it out to dry.