A stain is a discoloration on the fabric brought by foreign substances. It is usually difficult to remove and leaves a mark. The detergent used to remove the stain often reacts with the fibres in the fabric and damages it. La Suma care guarantees 99% of stain removal from your workwear while protecting the fibres. It is important to make the right detergent selection for your workwear.
Stains can seem stubborn and nasty if not treated properly at the right time. If you are new to the hospitality industry, perhaps, the following information will act as your first-aid when it comes to taking care of your uniform.
STEP 1: Identification of stains
Stains can be identified based on their classification. Stains are based on colour, texture and smell For example, based on colour, stains can be red or yellow such as a ketchup and turmeric stain. In terms of texture, it can be soft like an oil or butter stain and sticky like glue or gum. Every stain has a distinct smell, like eggs, medicines, perfume etc.
Types of Stains :
- Stains can be animal, vegetables, oil and acidic stains. The source of animal stain is blood, eggs etc. Vegetable stains are from tea, coffee, juices etc . Acidic stains can come from products like vinegar, perspiration and medicines.
- Stains based on absorption are absorbed stains, built up and compounds. Absorbed stains enter the fabric completely like a coffee stain. Build-up stains result in residue left on top of the fabric such as a chocolate stain and chewing gum. Compound stains refer to stains which are a combination of both.
Now, How can one determine which cleaning agent to use for a specific stain? It is important to understand that stain removing agents contain bases like Acids, Alkalis, Bleaches etc Detergent with an Alkaline base removes heavy vegetable stains from white cotton fabric. Detergent with acidic bases are best for removing metal stains, and iron stains left by blood. 78% of the chefs report that vegetable, animal, acidic and food residue are usual on their workwear.
STEP 2: How to treat the most commonly appearing hospitality stains?
- Oil Stains: It is quite normal to get an oil stain while cooking and it can be difficult to remove if it is not treated at the right time. The following washing instruction will get the stain out of the uniform: -Take half the measuring spoon of La Suma care or just the right quantity to cover the stain with the detergent. --Directly place the chef jacket or the uniform into the washing machine. Leaving the detergent on the stain while washing is a powerful way to remove a stain. -Wash at the prescribed temperature required for the uniform. -After the wash cycle is over, put the clothes to dry immediately.
- Chocolate Stains: Stains from desserts such as chocolate, jelly, and chocolate sauce are difficult to get rid of. Its residue gets built up. -Before washing, scrape off the excess with a fork or knife. -Then pass the cloth under running warm water to remove the residue. -Take half the measuring spoon of La Suma care or just the right quantity to cover the stain with the detergent. -Spread La Suma care evenly on the stain and directly place the garment in the washing machine. -Set a high temperature on the washing machine. - After the wash is completed, unload the garment and put it to dry immediately.
- Coffee and Tea Stains: The dip method of removal has to be followed. -The stained garments have to be soaked for about one hour before putting it for wash in the washing machine. -Dissolve 1 spoon of La Suma Care detergent in lukewarm water. -Gently wring the garment to get rid of the excess water. -Along with other clothes, wash them in the washing machine and put them to dry as soon as the wash cycle is completed.
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