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Spotting with Bleaches


When spotting with bleaches, keep in mind that bleaching is a process that changes the color of a substance to a colorless state through a chemical reaction. This means that the stains or dyes are not...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 3/12/2018 2:00:34 PM

Problems With Two Bolts


Over the years, DLI’s Garment/Textile Analysis Laboratory has received numerous complaints of articles that change color on certain panels during cleaning. This discoloration stops at the seam or pane...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 3/7/2018 8:54:59 AM

Drapery Rings

Q: Draperies often have large yellow or tan rings after drycleaning. What causes this problem? A: Many drapery fabrics have sizings or finishes applied during manufacture for stability, luster, an...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 2/22/2018 1:36:06 PM

How to Clean Without a Care Label

Missing Care Lable Image

When garments do not have a care label, you must determine the safest method of cleaning for the garment. Following are a few quick tests you can perform to determine the cleanability of a garment. ...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 2/14/2018 10:49:39 AM

Checking for Leaky Steam Traps


Steam traps found in drycleaning plants should have an inlet temperature of about 300 degrees Fahrenheit and an outlet temperature of about 225 degrees F—a difference of about 75 degrees F. There are ...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 2/8/2018 10:27:05 AM