are frustrating. Reading and labels often feel like interpreting Egyptian hieroglyphics. We at The Washroom Service wanted to help clear up the confusion by putting together the ultimate guide on “ .” Understanding the symbols on care labels is essential to extending the lifetime of your .
Grasping the meaning of these “hieroglyphics” will help you avoid common mistakes and thus making your favorite shirt last longer. Keep reading to find out more on how to read correctly.
You’re most likely to encounter on:
These symbols guide you on where to put the of your dryer, etc. Today we will focus on symbols. or fabric softener in your washer, how to control
labels give you specific instructions on how to care for a certain fabric, dye, or garments. Let’s discuss the following categories of :
- Drying Symbols
- Ironing Symbols
- Bleaching Symbols
- Symbols on
Here’s a Comprehensive Laundry Symbols Chart.
There are three categories of symbols, including:
- Cycle: The cycle symbols indicate specific instructions with a washtub and an extra overlayed on top of it.
- Type of Cycle: The indicates the type of cycle with either no lines, one line, or two lines underneath the tub of water.
- : The symbols represent with a tub of water and dots in the tub.
You may also see a that looks like a circular candy in a twist wrapper with an X through it, indicating you should not wring out the fabric.
Type of Cycle
If you see a tub with a single horizontal line under it, it indicates a cycle. If there are two horizontal lines under the tub of water, the garment on a gentle/delicate cycle.
Sometimes the tub of water will indicate a number of degrees. Be careful, as they tend to list the in Celsius. If the care label has a tub with one dot in it, you should the garment cold (below 85F).
If the tub shows two dots, the piece of at a medium (not above 40C or 105F). If the label has three dots, it hot at 50C or 120F or below. More than three dots indicate that you can the garment at .
A is represented with a box. There are four general symbols:
- Box with a circle inside: the garment.
- A circle inside and X on top: Avoid drying.
- The concave line at the top: Let the hang to air dry.
- A horizontal line through the middle or vertical lines inside: Air dry the garment by laying it flat.
In regard to , you should see a box with a circle inside of it:
- Black circle: Don’t dry the garment with .
- Horizontal line under box: Use the drying cycle.
- Two horizontal lines underneath: Dry on a gentle or delicate cycle.
Like the cycle symbols, if you see a box with a circle inside and dots inside the circle, they indicate levels. One dot indicates , two dots , and three dots .
They represent ironing symbols with an abstract iron. Dots inside indicate : One dot is low ironing , two dots medium, and three dots high.
If you see an abstract iron with an X, do not iron the garment. If you see an X through slanted lines coming from underneath the iron, you cannot steam the piece of .
Symbols that represent are shown with a triangle. There are three:
- Triangle: Whiten with as needed.
- Triangle with X: You can’t the garment.
- Triangle with two slanted lines inside: Only use non- for the garment.
The is represented with an empty circle. If it is a normal circle, you should only it. the garment. If there is a circle with an X through it, don’t
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