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Damage to Coated Fabrics

Stiff coat

Q: I drycleaned a 100 percent nylon outerwear coat and it became very stiff. I read the care label before cleaning and followed the recommended method of care. Is there anything else I could have d...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 1/28/2016 3:07:30 PM

Sharing advice on moth damage

Insect damage

Q: How can I best advise a customer on how to prevent moth damage? A: Typically, moth damage is not visible before cleaning. After cleaning the area, it may appear rough or even have holes. To pr...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 1/26/2016 11:51:07 AM

NFPA Publishes Updated Fire Code

Fire Prevention

Revised and updated standards for fire prevention in drycleaning plants was published in December 2015 by the National Fire Protection Association. NFPA standards are adopted by states, cities ...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 1/26/2016 9:13:04 AM



Q: I just pre-spotted the front of a ladies dress with a little acetone in order to remove either a glue or nail polish plastic-type stain. The stain dissolved, with no noticeable damage to the dre...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 1/15/2016 1:36:08 PM

How to Fix a Stretched Knitted Wool Sweater

Wool Sweaters

Q: A customer brought in a knitted wool sweater that had stretched in the waistband and was out of shape now. Is there any way to restore the sweater? A: In most cases, this damage can be remedie...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 1/11/2016 12:38:29 PM

Drapery Coating


Q: I was inspecting a drapery panel with a white coating on the reverse side of the fabric when I noticed some areas where the coating was missing. What happened? A: Draperies of this type are ...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 1/4/2016 2:32:22 PM