The Dangers of Laundry Detergent Overload

Washing machine overloadFrom Kathy at DIY Life:

After we bought our new high-efficiency washing machine, I was warned by a few different people not to use too much detergent. High-efficiency washers use less water and require less detergent to do their job (hence, the efficiency.) I didn’t give it too much thought, though. What’s the worst that could happen?

Then one day I went out walking in one of the torrential rainstorms the South is so famous for. When I got home my jeans were drenched, and I noticed something curious: a row of white suds had formed above each knee. I realized that my walking action had agitated the denim and brought trapped, excess detergent to the surface. I had to wash my clothes with no detergent just to get rid of the embedded soap.

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1 Comment on The Dangers of Laundry Detergent Overload

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    Aside from laundry detergent overload, it is also important that you do not overload your washing machine with clothes. If you do, the washer won’t effectively remove the dirt and the stains.