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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Mystery Stains Part 1

I have a 3 1/2 year old. Translation - I examine every piece of clothing before putting it in the washing machine. I cannot tell you what percentage of items I have to pre-treat but I'm guessing it's pretty high.

Because I examine everything, I find myself being surprised when I see a stain I KNOW wasn't there before I put it in the washer. You know what I'm talking about - those mystery stains. Turns out there are a number of things it could be, and I will discuss others next week. For me, this particular one typically shows up on my tops, usually around the upper stomach area, is relatively small in size, and makes the color of the shirt look a bit darker. After picking the brain of Mike Smith, VP - Operations for A Cleaner World, I learned what it is - an oil based stain. When Mike started explaining it to me, it totally made sense. I cook a lot, and as I thought back about some recent stains, most of them came after I cooked a meal using olive oil. Here's also what I learned - the stain can be removed but not with merely a regular washing machine and regular detergent. The stain needs to be treated to be broken down.

My solution - I wear an apron when cooking. But keep in mind I'm getting stuff on mere t-shirts. It's good for you to know that if you spill something oil-based on your suit, dress shirt, blouse, or whatever -- A Cleaner World can get it out for you no problem!

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