In most fields of work, it is mandatory to wear work clothes. However, depending on the kind of work that a person does the garment in question changes or it becomes apparent that not all clothing is meant for all and every kind of work. For those who toil sweats, a very useful body suit called coveralls is among the best, and for starters, some tips when wearing coveralls should be noted.
Coveralls are worn in just about every kind of outside work there is. For example, if you are fueling a vehicle and you know that the gas or whatever kind of liquid that is harmful for your health that’s going into that particular vehicle can potentially spray you. This is where coveralls come into play. They protect the body when you are handling said liquids because getting oil on you is potentially hazardous and so is getting any kind of fuel on you as well. Coveralls prevent this and they also ensure that, if worn correctly, you will never go home reeking of anything ever again. Now, coveralls must be worn a certain way in order to ensure that you get the most protection out of them. Here are tips when wearing coveralls:
- Completely zipped or buttoned up, this prevents anything liquid like from seeping into or through the suit.
- Wear them completely over the body and covering the whole body. Wearing them with both sleeves out or having the coveralls down around your waist where they’re just covering your legs is counter-productive and dangerous, so don’t do it.
- Don’t use them for any other purpose other than the work you need them for.
- Don’t wear them out everywhere you go just because you are too lazy from work to take them off. Nobody wants to smell you or your work.
How to clean coveralls
The tips when wearing coveralls mentioned above are ideal. Coveralls are also used in painting houses so as to prevent paint from messing up your clothes. They are also used in laboratories dealing with deadly chemicals in which coveralls must always be worn when handling them. Along with tips when wearing coveralls, cleaning these garments isn’t a truly hard task. There are only specific guidelines to follow.
1. The first thing you want to do is to look at the tag on the back of the coveralls. It will usually say whether it should be washed by a washing machine or by hand.
2. If your coveralls are machine washable which most today are, except for Tyvek coveralls which are disposable, you want to fill up your washing machine with piping hot water and whatever detergent you use mostly. If it is hand washable then throw them into your hot water filled bathtub along with one cup of your detergent.
3. With hand washing coveralls, grab a scrub brush and scrub all over the coveralls including the stains on them. The goal here is to get the coveralls completely clean. If they are machine washable, then you are going to place them into the washer machine and let them run their course in it.
4. If your coveralls are machine washable and they are done in the washing machine, you would want to put them in the dryer. Make sure the dryer is on low heat; anything higher than that they will likely shrink. If your coveralls are hand washable, then drain the water that is in the tub and clean them with hot water. Coveralls that are hand washable should be hung dry. If you have a hang dry string pole in the backyard then hang them there. Hanging them there out on a sunny day also helps them dry quicker and sooner.
5. Store your coveralls in your closet on a hanger. Don’t just throw them on the back of your recliner chair and leave them there until the next time you need them for work. They will wrinkle and you will likely have to iron them with more effort.
A pair of coveralls can last you technically forever. All you have to do is just take care of them, follow these tips when wearing coveralls, and do as instructed on the back of the tag which is the key to their long life in yours.