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Color Changes


Q: A customer returned a pair of green pants stating that they were tan when she dropped them off. Is it possible for something like this to happen in the drycleaning process? A: Very often, two o...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 10/25/2016 3:09:04 PM

Problems with Athletic Jackets

Sports Jacket

Many problems can occur on athletic jackets when they are cleaned. In most cases, the garments have a woven body with leather or vinyl sleeves. Also, the garments are usually constructed with contrast...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 10/18/2016 1:42:31 PM

New Exempt Salary Levels Are In Sight

Quick reminder – the minimum salary levels for exempt employees will more than double on December 1, 2016. The new salary level will be $913 per week. In Wage and Hour accounting, everything is done o...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 10/14/2016 10:57:19 AM

Leather or Suede?


Q: How can I tell if a royal blue jacket is a suede or an imitation suede? Do they require different cleaning methods? A: Long ago, the color of “suede” was a good indicator as to its authenticity...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 10/12/2016 10:56:03 AM

Mystery Shopping “Game Changer" for Pennsylvania DLI Member

Balfurd Cleaners

After three years of performing mystery shops at their two locations in State College, Pennsylvania, Monika Manter, Vice President of Balfurd Dry Cleaners, said the results have been eye opening. I...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 10/7/2016 7:52:26 AM

Cleaning Needlepoints


Hand washing is the preferred method of cleaning needlepoint. Before cleaning, take into account the item's age and condition, soiling, and colorfastness. Examine the item for weak or damaged areas. Y...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 10/4/2016 10:39:07 AM