It has happened to most of us. You’re doing laundry, and accidentally mix your blue jeans with white shirts before tossing them into the washing machine. And – boom: Color bleeding happens! It’s the worst. But why does colour bleeding occur? Read on as we explain how colour bleeding occurs and how dry cleaning can help prevent and remove the stains.
Why Does Colours Bleeding Occur?
Colour bleeding, in most cases, happens due to manufacturers’ substandard dying techniques. Substandard dying causes the fabric to release dye into your laundry’s water, causing unpleasant coloured streaks on laundry. Dye transfer can also be caused by:
- Crocking: When fabrics rub against other surfaces, the colours are transferred. If you have seen red streaks on your white cloth after washing it together with your red sock, then that’s what we mean by crocking.
- Colour fading: After a series of crocking and exposure to harmful detergents such as chlorine bleach, your fabric will slowly start to lose colour. This is known as colour fading.
Can You Tell Which Clothes Can Bleed?
Yes, you can tell by looking at the quality of the dye and fabric. You can check the clothing care label to see the type of material used. Synthetic fabrics have higher colour retention than other fabric types.
How can you tell if the dye on the fabric is high-quality or not? Well, for the untrained eye, it might be hard to tell. But don’t worry. Experts here at My Butler Service can easily tell which clothes can bleed and which ones can’t. Get in touch today.
How to Prevent Stained Clothing
There are two ways to prevent colour bleeding: Hand washing with cold water or dry cleaning. But let’s face it; hand washing is tiring and time-consuming. And this makes dry cleaning the best way to prevent and remove colour bleeding stains.
How Dry Cleaning Prevent and Remove Colour Bleedings
Dry cleaning is a gentle washing process. In other words, it’s gentler and milder on your clothes, which prevents crocking – one of the major causes of colour bleeding. The chemical solvents used in dry cleaning feature active ingredients that help prevent colour bleeding and fading. The ingredients also keep the colours bright and ensure no stains remain.
My Butler Service: The Most Convenient Way to Do Dry Cleaning
Are you looking for a mobile dry cleaning Sydney service? My Butler Service is here for you. We are the top-rated and most-sort after dry cleaning service provider in Sydney and surrounding areas. We use the best dry cleaning techniques and processes, which eliminate friction and fading. We have many dry cleaners and dry cleaning experts — so there is no dry cleaning task we can’t handle. Having many dry cleaners also means there’s no laundry overcrowding — another contributing factor to cloth bleeding.
We also use environmentally friendly cleaning solvents and provide hand-finished dry cleaning, garment care. Book a collection today!
How Do You Make a Collection Appointment, You Ask?
We have made it easy to book, manage your collections and drop-offs. All you need to do is fill the booking form and schedule your appointment for the next available day. We work with your schedule, so feel free to choose collection and delivery times that work best for you.
Once you submit your form, you will then get a confirmation SMS confirming your booking. One of our agents will show up at the collection point and pick up your laundry. We’ll do the cleaning and drop off the laundry at the drop-off point. The collection and drop-off point can be anywhere: from your house to any other location you choose.