Understanding Washing Symbols
Posted by      07/03/2019 22:08:55
Understanding Washing Symbols

Shrunken jumpers, bobbly T-shirts, stretched-out sleeves… if you don’t wash your clothes correctly, then it costs you money and causes significant stress. But for some of us, trying to figure out the meanings of laundry labels can be a nightmare. So don’t panic: we’ve cracked the code and written a guide to help you out.

Understanding Washing Symbols

This group of symbols tells you whether or not your garment is safe to put in the washing machine, or if it needs some more specialist treatment.


Tub with wavy water: This symbol means that it is safe to machine wash the clothing. The number inside the picture of a tub shows what temperature the garment should be washed at. If the tub has got a cross through it, it means do not wash it in a washing machine at all.


Tub with peaked waves: If this symbol it has a single line drawn beneath it, it means you have to wash the garment using a synthetic cycle. If there are two lines beneath it, then use a wool wash.


A tub of water with a hand in means hand wash only.


A circle is a dry-clean only symbol. The circle will usually have a letter in it, which is for the dry-cleaner to tell them what kind of solvent to use. If the circle has a cross right through it, the item shouldn’t be dry-cleaned.


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At S&D Ireland, we have a network of fully qualified repair technicians that are based in your area and come ready to work on your broken washing machine or tumble dryer. They carry the most common replacement parts with them to try to fix your broken domestic appliance on the first visit. Call us today on a regional number below to find out more about our washing machine and tumble dryer repair service, or to arrange for a visit from one of our service engineers.

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