- Written by Rich Fitzmorris
Question: I washed a red shirt with a pair of tan cotton pants. Now I have pink splotches on my tan pants. How can I get this out?
Answer: If the clothes have been dried, the dye has been driven into the fabric which makes it near impossible to remove – considering the pants are colored. Red is considered a loose dye, and will bleed out of fabrics regardless of the age of the clothing. I would suggest that you try soaking the pants overnight in a solution of detergent and oxygen bleach (sodium perborate). This could pull the red splotches – most likely only a 50/50 chance of success though.
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Mac-Gray Corporation’s Lighten The Load™ Initiative
WALTHAM, Mass. — Mac-Gray Corporation, a provider of laundry facilities management services to multi-unit housing locations announced that it received the Carbonfund.org Foundation’s first annual For People and Planet award in the education category. Since Mac-Gray launched its Lighten the Load(TM) initiative in 2008 with Carbonfund.org, they have partnered with 29 academic institutions to offset more than 40 million pounds of carbon.
“This award highlights Mac-Gray’s commitment to environmental sustainability. Our Lighten the Load™ initiative is helping to reduce the carbon footprints of college and university laundry programs, while educating students on the benefits of being ‘green’ in the laundry room,” said Stewart G. MacDonald, Mac-Gray’s chief executive officer.