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Removing Mildew


Mildew is a fungus growth that often gives the appearance of an irregularly-shaped stain and may range in color from gray to black or yellow to red. Mildew usually develops on garments or household...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 10/18/2018 12:41:21 PM

Cleaning Electric Blankets

Electric blanket

Cooler weather is beginning to set in and customers may soon bring their blankets for cleaning. Although most blankets can be drycleaned, it is best to follow the instructions on the care label. This ...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 10/15/2018 2:30:28 PM

Missing Care Label Instructions

Blank Care Label

Q: How do you clean an item without a care label? A: Have you ever received an item for cleaning that did not have a care label? This is not an uncommon occurrence. When you get an item of this typ...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 10/8/2018 2:18:06 PM

Velvet Returns


Fashions come and go. This year, velvet is returning to popularity. The fabric can be delicate and requires special care. Velvet fabrics containing acetate can be damaged during wear and/or cleaning. ...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 9/25/2018 1:21:01 PM

Antiperspirant Damage

Anitperspirant Damage

If, after cleaning, holes appear in the underarm area of a cotton shirt, prolonged contact with antiperspirants could be the cause. Antiperspirants are very acidic by nature and also contain high conc...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 9/18/2018 12:27:50 PM