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Rattle & Hum Laundry Co. is very happy to announce the launch of our new Dry Clean & Laundry Delivery App! Available for all mobile iOS Apple & Android devices.

Our app is designed for you to choose your exact wash preferences and input clear & simple instructions. You can choose from our list of detergent, fabric softeners, hang-dry service options, etc. You can also specify your laundry delivery as contact-free, direct-to-your-door, to be left with your doorman or even to be delivered to a different address than your laundry pickup

Let us know any directions unique to your order. If we have questions, we’ll contact you to ensure that we process all of your items properly. Your laundry service preferences and payment information can be saved to your account for all future orders.

Laundry has never been such a breeze!

So, your pet has had a little accident, and now something smells bad. At Rattle & Hum Laundry Co., this is a situation we see on a daily basis. Dogs and cats are equally capable of peeing on clothes or sheets from time to time. What can you do to remove the stain, and even more importantly, the unpleasant odor?

The first thing you’ll need to understand is why pet urine smells bad in the first place. The answer is uric acid, which is found in urine. To remove pet urine from soiled laundry, you need to break down the uric acid. There’s more than one way to get this done.

Baking Soda and Warm Water

According to the makers of Tide detergent, the most effective way to break down the uric acid is by soaking the stained item in a mixture of baking soda and warm water for fifteen minutes, rinsing it thoroughly, then putting it in the washing machine right away.

Laundry Detergent and Vinegar

Another method to remove pet urine from soiled laundry is to begin with a cold-water rinse under a faucet, aiming the water directly at the stain. Then wash the item on the hottest recommended washing machine setting, using detergent along with one cup of white distilled vinegar. For old or stubborn stains, soak the item overnight in a mixture of two cups white distilled vinegar to one gallon of cool water before washing.

Best Detergents for Urine Stains

The best laundry detergents to remove pet urine from soiled laundry include Tide and Persil, but you can also find special detergents designed specifically for removing dog urine, including Alpha Tech Pet and Nature’s Miracle.

If you need to remove pet urine from soiled laundry, Rattle & Hum Laundry Co. can help! Follow the advice given above and then bring your item in to Rattle & Hum Laundry Co. to wash and dry, or just bring it straight in and have Rattle & Hum Laundry Co. clean it for you!

At Rattle & Hum Laundry Co., one of the questions we get asked most often is how to approach laundry for newborns and infants. Should you use a fragrance-free or unscented detergent, a brand specifically designed for babies, or the regular brand you use for all your clothes?

The truth is that some babies do react to chemicals found in regular laundry detergents, the most common result of which is a rash. So, what’s the best way to prevent this problem? If your baby has a rash and you suspect your laundry detergent is to blame, the first step is to switch from your standard brand to a fragrance-free brand. Fragrances are often the cause of the problem.

Avoid brands described as “unscented.” These aren’t the same as fragrance-free detergents, because the fragrance is simply masked so that the detergent doesn’t have a strong scent. In fact, it still contains a fragrance and can still irritate your baby’s sensitive skin. You need to pick a brand described as “fragrance-free,” like Tide Free & Gentle or Free Clear.

In addition, you should pick a brand that is dye-free and hypoallergenic. A plant-based detergent Like Tide PurClean Plant Based or Seventh Generation Free & Clear can also help, although it’s not strictly necessary.

If you want go one step further you can pick a laundry detergent designed especially for babies. Options include Berkley Green Concentrated Baby Laundry Detergent, Puracy Natural Liquid Laundry Detergent, and Dreft Stage 1 Laundry Detergent for Newborns.

If you have your washing done by Rattle & Hum Laundry Co., just tell us if you have a newborn or infant with sensitive skin. We can use a fragrance-free detergent at your request, to ensure that your baby’s skin stays nice and comfortable! At Rattle & Hum Laundry Co., we’re happy to help!

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