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Pros and Cons of Washing Your Clothes in Hot Water

Posted by admin on March 2, 2017

Laundry.jpgMany people argue whether or not you should wash your clothes in hot water every now and then or every load. Two Ladies and a Mop are going to break down the pros and cons of washing your favorite clothes in hot water.

Pro: How Water Gets the Job Done

How water is the best option for clothes that you work in. This includes workout clothes, socks, and underwear. Using hot water for these items will ensure that all bacteria is gone and your clothes are fresh and clean.

Pro: Hot Water Kills Germs

Have you or someone in your house been sick? Have you been on an airplane or in close quarters with someone who has been sick? Washing the clothes you are wearing when you have been in contact with someone who has a cold in hot water will disinfect your clothes and help keep you safe from catching the bug.

Con: Hot Water is Environmentally Unfriendly

A lot of energy used to wash a load of clothes is funneled directly into heating the water. The energy is produced via electricity, which is largely produced by fossil fuels.

Con: Hot Water Can Damage or Discolor Clothing

Take into consideration what kind of clothes you are about to wash. Hot water can cause bright colors to run and fade, and can shrink certain types of fabric.

Con: Hot Water Can Damage Delicate Fabrics

It is recommended that you use cold water with delicate fabrics, such as lace, wool, and silk. If you don’t hand wash these items, consider running them through a cold wash.

To ensure the most efficient and safest results, always read the tags on your clothes and linens before you throw them in the wash. After spending your time taking care of your family’s laundry, let Two Ladies and a Mop handle the rest of your house work. We provide deep cleanings, bi-weekly cleanings, monthly cleanings, and spot cleanings.