One of the most difficult parts of doing laundry while raising children or caring for children is the presence of poop stains .
In this article, we will introduce in detail how to effectively remove stubborn poop stains and stains, and what to do if the stains are long gone.
I hope this will help you relieve the stress of washing and keep your clothes clean in your busy daily life with childcare, housework, nursing care, and work.
Reasons why poop stains and stains are difficult to remove
There are two reasons why poop stains are difficult to remove.
The first is the presence of protein contained in poop.
Poop contains proteins that stick to the fibers of your clothes, making the stains more stubborn. Proteins are not water-soluble, so regular washing cannot effectively remove them.
The second problem is dryness .
As poop dries over time, the stain can harden and become woven into clothing fibers. Dry poop stains cannot be removed by washing alone.
For these reasons, it is important to use the appropriate detergent and pretreatment to effectively remove poop stains.
How to wash poop stains
Wash immediately if dirty
Over time, poop dries and soaks into your clothes.
Therefore, wash your clothes as soon as possible after they have poop on them.
Wear disposable or rubber gloves when cleaning poop stains.
If you must wash your hands with your bare hands, wash and disinfect your hands thoroughly.
Use toilet paper to remove as much solid dirt as possible.
Soak and wash with enzyme-containing detergent
Washing poop stains with your hands is something you want to avoid if possible.
In particular, you need to be careful when your pet has an infectious disease, as their excrement may contain viruses.
After removing the solids, soak the clothes in a cleaning solution containing enzyme-based detergent and oxygen bleach.
By using hot water, the cleaning effect of the detergent increases and stains are removed better.
■Steps for soaking and washing
- Thoroughly dissolve alkaline powder detergent and oxygen bleach in hot water of about 40℃.
- Apply bar soap to the dirt and massage it.
- Soak the poop-stained clothes in the cleaning solution from step 1 for 1 to 2 hours.
- Wash in the washing machine (rinse at least 2 times)
- Dry in the sun
*Please be sure to check the washing label before soaking.
*When putting clothes in the washing machine, wash them thoroughly with a small amount of clothes and rinse them at least twice.
*If the stain is heavy, leave it on for a longer time.
When removing poop stains, we recommend using a cleaning solution containing warm water at around 40℃, alkaline detergent, and oxygen bleach.
Be sure to check the washing label before soaking!
Items with a cross written on the bucket cannot be washed at home.
You cannot wash this item at home, so please consult a dry cleaner.
Before washing with hot water, check the "pail mark" on the washing label.
The number inside the bucket is the upper limit of the water temperature .
You cannot use hot water for clothes with a rating of 30.
Please note that you cannot use hot water on clothes with a rating of 40.
Using hot water over 60 degrees Celsius will increase the sterilization effect, but it may damage the fibers of your clothing. Also, be careful as the protein may change in quality due to heat, coagulate, and become difficult to remove.
In either case, be sure to check the washing label.
The hand in the bucket is a sign to wash your hands .
There are some models that can be washed in a washing machine, such as in the "Fashionable" mode, so check the instruction manual for your washing machine.
sterilize by exposing to sunlight
It is recommended to dry clothes that have poop on them outside.
The ultraviolet rays in sunlight kill bacteria and break down dirt, keeping your clothes whiter and cleaner.
However, if you leave it in direct sunlight for a long time, it may cause the color to fade, so be careful during seasons when UV rays are strong.
Points to remember when washing poop stains
Always wear rubber gloves
Poop can contain bacteria and pathogens, and direct contact poses a risk of infection. Protect your hands and prevent the spread of infection by wearing gloves.
Do not use hot water
High-temperature water effectively kills bacteria, but poop is a protein stain, so if you use hot water over 50 degrees Celsius, the stain will harden and become difficult to remove.
Also, be sure to follow the washing instructions on your clothing, as high-temperature washing can damage the fibers.
Points to note when treating diarrhea caused by infectious diseases such as norovirus
Diarrhea caused by infections such as norovirus contains viruses.
Be sure to wash your clothes separately from other clothes to avoid infecting your family.
Be sure to wear a mask and gloves before touching clothing.
In the case of norovirus, it cannot be effectively disinfected unless it is sterilized with a chlorine-based disinfectant or bleach .
If you suddenly put your clothes in the washing machine and wash them, bacteria may adhere to the inside of the washing machine and spread the infection, so first wash them with chlorine bleach.
*Chlorine bleach cannot be used on anything other than white clothing.
*If it is very dirty, discard it.
Rinenna removes dirt and odors just by leaving it on.
It is essential to pre-treat (massage) poop stains before putting them in the washing machine.
Rinenna detergent was developed to eliminate the hassle of scrubbing and reduce the stress of housework.
As a detergent that can remove poop stains from baby cloth diapers without scrubbing , we paid particular attention to three points : ``Anyone can remove it,'' ``environmentally friendly,'' and ``safe.''
Focusing on protein stains from the body, it contains the ultimate proteolytic enzyme.
It can also be used on colored and patterned clothing to thoroughly remove dirt and odors from clothing.
How to use Rinenna detergent
With Rinenna, you can remove poop stains without scrubbing.
Recommended for those who want to reduce the stress of washing without spending time or effort.
Very easy to use!
- Dissolve Rinenna #1 well in hot water of about 40℃.
- Put the poop-stained clothes in there and let them soak for 1 to 2 hours before washing.
- Put the cleaning solution into the washing machine and wash (rinse at least 2 times)
- Dry in the sun
Is it unsanitary to put the washing water soaked with poop into the washing tub?
If you rinse your washing machine more than once, the waste water is physically drained into the sewer.
Rinenna can remove not only poop stains, but also sebum stains from the body such as menstrual blood and sweat stains, as well as body odor, aging odor, and sweat odor, so it can handle all kinds of stains from the body of your family . A useful item that makes housework easier.
Points to note when washing with Rinenna
Remove poop first with a tissue
Use toilet paper to remove as much solid dirt as possible.
Do not touch with bare hands
Poop can contain bacteria and pathogens, so direct contact poses a risk of infection.
Prevent the spread of infection by using gloves. If you touch it with bare hands, be sure to wash your hands with soap.
Wash a small amount of clothes thoroughly
When putting poop stains in the washing machine, use a small amount of clothing.
The smaller the amount of laundry, the more thoroughly the laundry can be washed and the dirt removed.
Rinse at least 2 times when washing in the washing machine
It is no exaggeration to say that the rinsing process is the most important in the process of removing dirt.
Inside the washing machine, clothes are soaked in contaminated water.
By thoroughly rinsing this contaminated water from your clothes, your clothes will come out clean.
When washing clothes soiled with poop, be sure to rinse them at least twice , and when washing clothes for people with sensitive skin or babies, wash them at least three times to avoid leaving dirt and detergent ingredients on the clothes. Sho.
What if you can't get rid of the smell of poop?
If you've washed your clothes and there are still stains or odors, try the following methods.
Soak in oxygen bleach
Dissolve oxygen bleach in hot water of about 40℃ and leave it on for about an hour before washing.
Then, put it in the washing machine and wash it with your usual detergent. (Rinse more than 2 times)
Always check the washing label before washing with bleach.
Soak in baking soda
When you want to remove stains with a milder ingredient than bleach, we recommend using baking soda.
Baking soda is difficult to dissolve, so dissolve it thoroughly in hot water of about 40 degrees Celsius and leave it there for washing.
It is also effective against the odor of disposable diaper waste . Sprinkling baking soda on disposable diaper waste suppresses acidic odors through the neutralization reaction of the baking soda.
After soaking, wash with warm water
After soaking and washing, you can increase the effectiveness of removing dirt and odors by washing with warm water.
If you can't wash with hot water in your washing machine, use the hot water hose in your bath!
Say goodbye to poop stains with the correct washing method
In this article, we introduced how to thoroughly remove poop stains.
When washing clothes with poop on them , keep the following four points in mind.
Although poop stains are difficult to remove and can be a nuisance, we sincerely hope that by using the correct washing method, the burden and stress on those raising children or caring for children can be reduced as much as possible.
Rinenna detergents aim to eliminate the stress of washing .
This detergent is a must-try for those who lead busy lives with housework, childcare, nursing care, and work.
I would be very happy if you could remove all the dirt just by soaking and washing, and use the time you would have spent scrubbing for your precious self.
If you are worried about laundry for childcare or nursing care, please feel free to contact us!