How To Properly Clean Your Hockey Jersey?

In the sport of hockey, it is very necessary to have a professional hockey jersey. After a hockey game, a lot of sweat and stains will remain on the jersey. We need to clean it properly in accordance with the following precautions in order to keep the jersey clean and prolong its service life.

Know your hockey uniform material

Most hockey uniforms are made from heavy-weight stretchable synthetic knit or mesh. The fabric is durable, has stretch for ease of movement, the ability to wick perspiration away from the body, and is easier to care for than cotton. While the jerseys and pants are rugged enough to last throughout the game, you must treat them with the appropriate care to prevent shrinking.

Learn the presoak

Presoaking is essential in getting your uniform clean. After the game, rinse off the uniform with cold water in a utility sink to remove as much loose dirt, blood, and body soil as possible.

Fill a large sink or bucket with warm-not hot water. Add a capful of heavy-duty laundry detergent and one cup of baking soda to neutralize odor; soak the uniform for at least one hour. It is even better if it can soak overnight.

It is important to know if the water in your area is hard or soft. Hard water contains an excess of minerals that make detergents much less effective in removing soil. If you have hard water, your uniform will be harder to clean and you will need to add some water conditioner to your presoak bucket. This is not a fabric softener; it is an additive that helps your detergent work better.

Never use chlorine bleach

It may be tempting to use chlorine bleach on white or even gray uniforms but it is not effective for polyester fabrics and can even damage the material. White polyester fibers have an inner core that is yellow. The chlorine bleach reacts with the fiber and strips away the outer layer making the fabric permanently yellowed and dull.

Instead, mix a solution of oxygen-based bleach and cool water. Follow the package directions as to how much product per gallon of water. Completely submerge the uniform and allow it to soak for at least eight hours.

Check the stains and color. If the stains are gone and the color looks whiter and brighter, wash as usual. If the problem remains, mix a fresh solution and repeat. It may take several soakings to remove the stains and restore whiteness.

Can not be mixed with other laundry

When washing hockey uniforms in a washing machine, do not mix with other clothes, especially towels. Most clothes contain cotton or cotton blends. The lint will fall off and stick to the letters and numbers on the jersey. You can turn the sweatshirt over during the washing process to prevent damage to the numbers and letters.

Never put hockey jerseys or uniforms in the dryer

Because the high temperature will cause the jersey to shrink and form stains, it will also cause the color to fade. Hang the uniform to air dry and avoid direct sunlight.

Do not wash bloodstains with hot water

Because hockey is a relatively intense sport, if you get injured during the game, you may leave blood on your jersey. Never use hot water to wash blood stains, because this will make them almost impossible to be removed. Check the uniform before putting it in the washing machine, and wipe off any remaining blood or stains with a detergent or extra detergent.

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