FR Garments Care & Maintenance
Hydrogen peroxide (oxygen bleach): Must not be used on FR garments, either separately or in detergents.
Sort: By color wash and with other FR garments.
Pretreating: Stains should be pretreated at the earliest opportunity and allowed to penetrate the soil. Heavily soiled areas should be rubbed with a full-strength, heavy-duty liquid detergent or approved pretreatment product.
Temperature: Wash garments at lower water temperatures, which will be beneficial in retaining garment color.
Tumble Drying: Remove from the dryer immediately when dry or slightly damp. Over drying will result in excessive shrinkage.
Iron: Depending on preference, FR garments may require pressing. A steam or dry iron may be used on the cotton setting.
Common Detergents Available in Stores
The following products are acceptable for use with FR garments:
Notes: 1) Best cleaning results are obtained with soft water. 2) This is not a complete list of all detergents that are acceptable for use with FR garments. Additional brands are acceptable provided they do not contain chlorine bleach or hydrogen peroxide.
Dry cleaning: Solvents used in the dry clean process are often more effective at removing hydrocarbon stains. Dry cleaning will not affect the flame resistance of FR garments. For removing body soils and odors, dry cleaning may be as effective as washing. After 5 dry cleaning, a water wash is recommended to eliminate odors.
Maintenance: A garment must be maintained in its original condition. Rips, tears, and abrasion to the fabric should be repaired as soon as possible. For advice on proper repair techniques, please contact Summit Work Apparel.
Do Not Use These Products with FR Garments:
Tide with Bleach (Liquid), Chlorox II (Liquid), Vivid (Liquid)
Note: These products contain either chlorine bleach or hydrogen peroxide. This list is not a complete list of all products containing either chlorine bleach or hydrogen peroxide. Therefore, it is important to check the ingredients of all products before use.
TIP FOR BEST RESULTS WHEN WASHING FR JEANS
Turn jeans inside out to wash. It is best to always wash your FR denim inside out for the first 5 laundry cycles. This will prevent streaking and uneven fading that is a result of abrasion during the wash and dry cycles.
DO NOT DRY CLEAN DENIM JEANS, EXCESSIVE COLOR LOSS WILL OCCUR.