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Broomstick Pleats

BroomstickPleats

Q: A customer complained that a broomstick pleated skirt lost its pleats after cleaning. What happened? A: The general procedure for cleaning any broomstick pleated skirt that is labeled as "Drycle...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 5/18/2018 8:46:50 AM
 

Redeposition

Redeposition

Photo: Redeposition can cause rings in stain removal. Redeposition occurs in drycleaning when soils in the solvent resettle or redeposit on clothing instead of being carried off to the filters. So...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 5/15/2018 9:41:12 AM
 

Stain Removal on Satin

satin weave

Satin is a weave, not a fiber. The fabric has a shiny, smooth surface because yarns pass or float over four or more yarns during the weaving process. This unique characteristic of the weave is also th...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 5/8/2018 2:19:23 PM
 

Perspiration Stains on Silk

Underarm Stain

Perspiration stains usually appear as yellow stains in the underarms and on the back, and may have a noticeable odor. Perspiration is composed of mainly water, but it also contains other substances, s...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 5/1/2018 11:47:51 AM
 

Elastic Stains

Elastic Stains

Q: After cleaning, a skirt showed discolorations around the elastic area. What happened? A: These stains usually occur on garments that contain a rubberized elastic. Often, the rubberized material ...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 4/26/2018 9:20:32 AM
 
 

 
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