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How to Clean your FR Clothing?




FR or Fire Resistant clothes are those which reduce damages during any fire accidents. FR clothing is always mistaken to be made of fireproof material, but it is never so. However, with days, more and more resistant materials are used for making these clothes for both men and women. One can have a look at these in detail at These are mainly worn by workers deployed in inflammable sites and the same.

FR clothes are not very sensitive in nature. They can mainly be treated as any normal clothing and do not actually need very careful and instructed washing or drying. There are a few and simple directions that need to be maintained all through. These are the following:


During washing FR garments these points needed to be kept in mind:

  • Always wash your FR garments separately. Do not wash them with other clothes ever or else the resistant property of the clothes will reduce with each wash. A different cleaning with prevent the clothes from getting in contact with any chemical substance.
  • Since washing causes abrasion and streaking it is advisable to turn out the clothes while giving in the washer. This extends the longevity of the clothes. In some cases, it may be applicable but in most cases, this keeps the clothes in good condition.
  • Firstly, never wash the garments in excessively hot water this affects the material heavily. Always set the temperature to either cool or warm. And also try not to leave the garment soaking in the machine longer than the process, this at times spoils the fabric protection character.
  • Lastly, never think of washing your clothes with any chemical detergent or bleach. This damages the clothes’ integrity highly. Also fabric softeners, starch adds to these group. This is one of the main directions needs to be maintained.


Among the measures for drying we have,

  • Do not apply too much heat while drying your FR clothing. This makes the material to shrink. The amount of shrinking depends on the quality of the material. Before drying it is always better to go through the given instructions.
  • Never make use of fabric sheets in your dryer. Such things always tend to leave a flammable coating in the FR garment which can pose as a threat to its purpose of use.
  • Try never to over-dry your clothes. There are high chances that this may lead to shrinking of your FR garments.
  • Make your clothes to go through one cycle of drying. There too check-in between the cycle to see whether your clothes have already been dried within the first few minutes, and drying it over and over again will cause the harm.

Stain Removal:

These are some ways to treat your FR cloth in case of any stain or spill;

  • Do not leave your stained clothes as it is. Clean or treat them immediately when they get dirty. Because if they are kept for a long period of time with the spills of paints, oils and other solvents they gradually become unusable.
  • Only in such cases of dirt wet the entire garment with hot water. Apply some laundry or dish detergent to that spot. Leave the garment in that condition for 4-5 minutes and then rinse it off the cloth. Follow the garment instructions to decide the highest limit of heat.
  • Once again do not use bleach and be informed before dry cleaning your clothes.
  • Lastly, if the garment is extensively stained then immediately dispose it off.


These are the main instructions but for any specified details, in any case, always glance over the already given instructions or else, contact the garment manufacturer.

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