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Avoiding Comforter Damage

Down Comforter

Q: It seems like more and more “down-fill” comforters are busting apart in my cleaning machine these days. Is there any way to prevent this damage? A: This type of damage usually occurs when the ...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 4/12/2017 8:32:25 AM

Down Comforter

Down Comforter

Q: I cleaned a down comforter and tears developed at the stitching lines. Is there a way to prevent this type of damage? A: Tears in down comforters usually occur when the item is extracted while ...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 2/12/2016 12:24:16 PM

Down Feathers Showing

Down Coat

Q: After I dryclean down jackets I can see the feathers showing through. Am I doing something wrong? A: In many cases, on down filled garments the reverse side of the outer shell fabric is coated w...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 5/18/2016 11:10:36 AM

Down Filling

Down Coat

Q: I just finished drycleaning a blue down-filled ski parka and now it looks like it has oil splotches all over the fabric. What happened and what can I do to fix it? A: This type of discoloration ...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 12/21/2015 9:39:06 AM

Faded Floral Print Comforter

Faded Floral Comforter

Q: I just drycleaned a lovely multicolor floral comforter and the flower print is now faded. What happened and how can this type of damage be prevented? A: Many household items sold today, such a...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 2/17/2016 8:42:23 AM

Preventing Color Loss on Bedspreads & Comforters


The most common question faced by drycleaners when they receive a bedspread or comforter is whether it should be washed or drycleaned. Complaints of color loss or change of finish can accompany the cl...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 9/15/2016 2:30:46 PM

Taking the Wind Out of Down's Sails

It is possible to restore a down coat's fluffiness.

Q: My customer says the down coat I drycleaned is not as fluffy as it was before cleaning. I don’t see any holes where feathers might have come out. What can I tell her? A: This is a common compl...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 9/23/2015 2:21:53 PM
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