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Discoloration of Drapery Lining

Q: What is causing the discoloration on this drapery panel? A: This is a drapery lining fabric with a coating applied to achieve room-darkening qualities by blocking out light. The black substan...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 8/31/2015 10:29:18 AM

A Simple Way to Save

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Q: How can a drycleaner save fuel without investing capital?
 A: One way is to make sure your boiler is working only when it needs to. If the plant stops work at 3:30 p.m. at what time 10 sho...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 8/26/2015 3:38:46 PM

Color Loss on Khaki Pants

Khaki Pants

Q: My spotter is having a terrible time with color loss on the natural and khaki color fabrics. She uses oily type paint remover and flushes it out before drycleaning, but a faint color loss appear...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 8/24/2015 11:09:35 AM

Bias-Cut Skirt


Q: I cleaned a very full “ dryclean only” skirt. I noticed that the hemline of the skirt was uneven because some portions were stretched. My presser could not fix the skirt. What caused it? A: Mo...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 8/19/2015 10:00:32 AM

Acid Damage on Shirts

Acid Damage

Q: Lately, during final inspection after laundering, I have seen several white shirts with random damaged areas, but only some yarns are gone in the “holes” while other yarns remain undamaged. What co...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 8/12/2015 1:37:39 PM