Thursday, June 25, 2020

Towels become yellow and hard after a long time

Towels can be said to be a must for every family. Usually after a while, you will find that the soft and fluffy towels become hard and even sticky with a strange smell! What should I do when the towel at home becomes like this?

How to clean the towel?

1. High temperature disinfection is most effective

When cleaning the towel, you can boil the towel in boiling water for 10 minutes, and then wash it with a general detergent. After washing, take it to a ventilated place to dry.

2. Add salt or alkaline detergent to clean

You can add alkaline detergent to the water and scrub with salt. After washing, rinse with clean water to improve the problem of towel yellowing and odor.

3. Use vinegar and soda powder to remove odor

If you want to remove the smell of towels, you can add two tablespoons of white vinegar and an appropriate amount of hot water to the washing machine. At this time, do not add detergents such as detergent and softener, and directly start the washing machine to wash. After the cleaning process is completed, add a little washing powder or soda powder and wash again to remove most of the odor and stickiness.

It is important to note that before removing the odor from the towel, remember to check the washing machine itself for odors. If the washing machine smells, you can first add hot water and 2 cups of bleach to clean the washing machine, otherwise you will be busy Field!

After the washing machine is turned off, the humid and sealed environment inside is the best condition for mold growth, so once the washing machine stops running, it is necessary to take out the towel immediately, so that the microorganisms attached to the towel fiber will not continue to grow. Before drying the towel, it is best to shake the towel for about 20 times before taking it to dry!

Notes on using towels:

1. After using the towel, dry the towel to prevent the towel from getting moldy, especially the bath towel!

2. If the bathroom has a window, it is best to open and open the curtains in the morning to allow the sun to come in and ventilate, to avoid the situation where the towels are dry but still moldy. Secondly, try not to dry the towels in the shade, and let the sun expose to have a sterilizing effect, and no taste.

How often do I change a towel?

Many people use towels when they are worn or yellow, but this is actually wrong! Towels are fiber fabrics. After a long time of use, the bacteria that penetrate into the gaps of the fibers will be difficult to remove! General cleaning, sun exposure, high temperature cooking and other methods can only control the number of bacteria in a short time, and cannot permanently remove bacteria. So if you use old towels for a long time, it will give bacteria a chance to invade.

It is recommended that you usually prepare 2 to 3 towels at the same time and use them alternately. It is best to change a new towel in about three months, and it is best to scald the towel with hot water once a week. Sterilization can ensure the towel clean.

The methods of curing towels are:

Steaming and sterilizing method, the towel is boiled with boiling water for about 10 minutes, then washed with soapy water, and then it can be used after drying.

In the microwave disinfection method, the towel is cleaned, folded and placed in a microwave oven, and the disinfection purpose can be achieved after running for 5 minutes.

In the steam sterilization method, put a towel in a pressure cooker and keep it heated for about 30 minutes to kill most microorganisms.

Disinfectant disinfection method, disinfectant can choose 200 times diluted cleaning disinfectant or 0.1% chlorhexidine. Soak the towel in the above solution for more than 15 minutes, then take out the towel and rinse it with clean water, remove the residual disinfectant, and dry it to use it again.

How to make the towel soft. After using the towel for a period of time, the calcium and magnesium ions in the water are combined with the soap to form calcium and magnesium soap and adhere to the surface of the towel, making the towel hard. At this time, you can add 30 grams of soda ash or water with a suitable softener for about 10 minutes.

How to remove the greasy on the towels, some people who love oil, towels are often greasy, slippery, after washing many times the effect is not very good, very annoying. It is recommended to soak and wash with concentrated brine, and then rinse with water to make the towel refresh.

Bad usage

1. Many people in one towel. A family share a towel, because each person's health status and lifestyle are different, cross-infection is prone to occur.

2. Multipurpose towel. Although some families have special towels for everyone, they wash their face, wash their hair, take a bath, wash their feet, wipe their sweat, and wipe their hands.

3. Do not break or replace, reuse. Towels that have expired will become hard and dirty and become a new source of pollution.

4. Not paying attention to the hygiene of towels. Many consumers do not wash towels, cook, or dry frequently. And hang the wet towel in the unventilated bathroom for a long time. It is not known that bacteria and viruses live in the wet towel for a long time, and they quickly multiply into a geometric number.

5. Ignore the hazards of fake and inferior products. Many low-cost towels are made from waste, old, fake raw materials and inferior dyeing chemicals. These fake towel products are marked with 100% cotton, which is actually doped with a considerable proportion of chemical fibers. This kind of low-quality ordinary chemical fiber is cheaper than cotton yarn, but it is not breathable, it has poor water absorption and moisture absorption, and it is easy to fluff. Washing your face with it will irritate the skin; it is also used to wipe household items and other objects, and there will be water on the surface of the object Stains remain. What's more serious is that some production companies also use some banned dyes, which contain carcinogens of aniline.

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