STEP 1. Get to know the washing symbols
At first glance it may seem that the symbols for the care of textiles are a secret code, but in reality they are easy to interpret. Before washing, be sure to read them. These symbols indicate which wash cycle to use, how to dry our laundry, and how high the temperature of the iron should be to obtain the optimal ironing effect. When you learn these universal symbols, washing will become routine, even your second nature. Some of the most-used symbols will show you:
Since different materials have different requirements for washing conditions, check clothes labels before starting. Knowing these symbols will help you get the best results and extend the life of your clothes.
STEP 2. Sorting the laundry
After familiarizing yourself with the symbols regarding the care of fabrics, the next step towards satisfying washing is sorting. For best results, wash different colors and fabrics separately. Sort fabrics by:
STEP 3. Stain removal
Find out how to treat any heavily soiled and stained clothes. This helps to tackle the stain and facilitate its accurate washing. There are several methods that you can use, depending on the stain, but these two are the most commonly used:
Stains from coffee, tea, berries or sweat: pour the detergent directly onto the stain. Then gently wipe the fabric or use a soft brush to spread the detergent more easily in the fibers and then leave it for a few minutes.
Stains from blood, dirt or stains of motor oil: prepare a solution of water and detergent and soak stained fabrics for 30 minutes before the actual washing.
Butter, margarine or other greasy stains: rub the dishwashing detergent to dissolve the stain before the actual washing.
Chewing gum stains: soak fabric in hot vinegar for 1-3 minutes, but always test for color fastness first. You can do this by applying a small amount of vinegar to the invisible part of the clothes. After a few minutes, collect the excess with a paper towel, if the towel is not colored, your clothes is resistant to color and you can continue cleaning.
STEP 4. How much detergent should I use?
The correct dosage of detergent is another very important factor influencing the success of washing. The right amount depends on how big your laundry is, how dirty your clothes are, how hard the water is, and what kind of detergent you use.
The correct dosage of the detergent is given on each Triumf detergent package.To measure the correct amount of detergent you can use a fluid cap or a powder measuring spoon. Dosing gel washing capsules Triumf is even easier. Just insert the correct number of capsules into the drum, then add clothes and start the washing cycle.
WASH WITH CAPSULES TRIUMF
WASH WITH WASHING LIQUID TRIUMF
WASH WITH WASHING POWDER TRIUMF
STEP 5. Washing machine loading
To get the most out of washing (and to save time and energy), pay attention to the size of the washing machine drum and the size of the load. Give your clothes enough space to properly move in the drum, without wasting water, using the “trick of the hand” to avoid overloading. Just put your hand in the drum, if the hand fits between the clothes and the top wall of the drum, then you have the perfect load on the washing machine. Just put your hand in the drum if the hand fits between the clothes and the top wall of the drum, then you have the perfect load on the washing machine.
STEP 6. Select the appropriate washing cycle
Before choosing a cycle, always check the information label of the fabric manufacturer first. In addition to detergent, the speed and freedom of movement of the laundry, as well as the temperature of the water, determine the effectiveness and quality of your laundry. After sorting the clothes according to the color or type of fabric, choosing the right washing cycle should be easy. The following table will help you in this:
The water temperature for washing light, lightly soiled and heavily soiled and stained fabrics should be different if you want to achieve satisfying washing results. To avoid dying the fabrics, effectively remove stains and unpleasant odors, use the instructions in the table below before washing:
STEP 7. Laundry drying
Now that you have clean and fresh clothes, you need to remember a few important things while drying them. It is important to choose the right temperature and drying method to prevent shrinkage and damage to clothes fibers. Immediately after the end of the washing cycle, take the laundry out of the washing machine to prevent crease and musty odors. Check the product labels before drying. Some types of fabric can’t be dried in the dryer, so they should be put aside to allow air to dry. Here’s a quick guide to drying symbols from fabric labels recommended by fabric manufacturers.