Each of us at least once in his life burned his clothes with an iron or was surprised by a sweater that sat down on a couple of sizes after washing. In order to avoid such gaps in the future, it is important to understand that each thing has its own requirements for care. Moreover, there is usually the necessary designation on clothes, but not all are accustomed to pay attention to labels, and many do not know how to correctly read them.
We erase by all rules
Some of the most understandable signs of caring for clothes refer to washing conditions. All really elementary - on the label is drawn a basin? This means that you can erase, of course, and in the typewriter. If, on the schematic image, there is also a hand, in front of you is a product that requires a more delicate relationship. It should only be washed manually. The underlined underneath is a sign of a gentle mode, so choose spinning with minimum speed. If the features are two, then the product needs a delicate washing. Another understandable to each designation on the clothes - the pelvis, inside which the numbers are written the temperature. Accordingly, and it is recommended to wash it in any way with the exact observance of the temperature regime. Sometimes the value in degrees is not exactly indicated, but is represented by dots. Remember the simple rule: the fewer, the colder the water. Accordingly, one mark means no more than 30 degrees, two - to 40, three - can be washed under any conditions. Sometimes on the label there is a crossed hip, so this thing can not be washed at all and it is not recommended to wet it either.
Can all things be whitened?
Every good housewife knows that light things need to be refreshed periodically with the help of special tools. To indicate the acceptability of use when washing the bleach, a special designation is used for clothing - a triangle. If this figure is drawn only by a contour, you can bleach. If the character is crossed out, it is impossible. A triangle with two strips inside means that it is not recommended to use a substance containing chlorine in its composition. If inside the figure there are letters CL, any means are allowed.
Recommendations for drying and pressing
Often there are also signs on clothing labels that contain information on washing parameters such as spinning and drying. If these signs are absent, the thing does not require special conditions. Symbols dedicated to drying clothes are depicted in the form of squares. If a circle is shown inside the figure, washing with spinning in the washing machine is allowed, and also the thing can be dried in a special apparatus. There is a separate sign that prohibits spinning, and it is not difficult to understand it intuitively. This is a crossed out image of twisted linen. Individual designations on clothing labels demonstrate the conditions of natural drying. If there is an arc inside the square (at the top of it), then the thing should be placed vertically. One horizontal strip in the middle of the figure is drying on a flat surface, three vertical lines - without pressing. If there is a circle inside the square and three horizontal lines on its square, this garment should be placed on the hanger.
Safe use of iron
Dry cleaning and other symbols on clothes
Dry-cleaning signs are circles. As for all other categories, the contour of the figure means the resolution of this type of care, and the same image in the crossed out form is a prohibition. If inside the circle is the letter "A" - you can dry clean using any means. The letter "F" means that it is allowed to process the product with trifluorochloromethane and a hydrocarbon. If this symbol has a bottom line, then you are instructed to conduct cleaning in a delicate mode. The letter "R" in the circle - dry cleaning is allowed with the use of chlorine ethylene, hydrocarbon, monoflorotrichloromethane. Accordingly, adding an underline underneath to this symbol means a recommendation for gentle cleaning.
For convenience of memorization and perusal by consumers all signs on labels are divided into groups. To successfully read them, you just need to remember that the designation of washing on clothes - it's basins, drying - squares, ironing - irons, bleaching - triangles, and dry cleaners - circles. For convenience, you can also print our article or a separate table of signs and hang it in a prominent place. Do not be lazy before each washing and ironing to look through the labels of clothes, and then your things will look like new for a long time. Remember, we are accustomed to sinning on the producers, scolding them for the low quality of the clothes being sold, but in reality things often deteriorate after the first wash because we do not know how to properly care for them.