Washing Soaked Clothes
Accidentally washing your clothes too long can cause waterlogged fabric. When this occurs, there are several steps you can take to restore the original softness of the fabric to salvage your clothes. Here are a few tips for dealing with soaked clothes.
Normal Laundry Routine
Before you start any soaking process, laundry should still go through a basic routine to help free up fibers that have been worn down by long-term water exposure. It’s a good idea to start by spinning the clothes in the washing machine, as long as they can be safely done so. This can help to reduce extra water and also help separate any soil that may still be part of the fabric.
Soaking Your Clothes
Once the clothes have gone through the normal laundry routine, they should be soaked in warm, soapy water for 20 to 30 minutes. This will help to restore the fibers and make the fabric feel fresher and softer.
Washing with Antibacterial Soap
The soaking process can be further intensified by using an antibacterial soap. This will help to eliminate bacteria that may have been present in the waterlogged fabric and help to restore the original condition of the material.
Hot Water Rinse
Once the soaking process is complete, the clothes should be rinsed with hot water. This will further help to restore the original condition of the fabric as well as remove any residual soap or dirt.
Finally, the clothes should be air-dried. This will help to prevent any further waterlogging and allow the fibers to return to their natural shape and texture.
When soaking clothes that have been waterlogged, it’s important to follow these tips in order to restore their original softness. Following a normal laundry routine, soaking the clothes in soapy water, using an antibacterial soap, rinsing them in hot water, and air-drying them are all important steps to take. Implementing these steps will help to restore the fabric and get your clothes back to their original condition.