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How to Clean Without a Care Label

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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

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

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

General Rules for Finishing

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Most of the time spent on an item in the drycleaning process is usually at the finishing station. This is where a trained employee attempts to restore the garment to a like-new appearance. Here are so...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 2/2/2018 12:29:31 PM
 

Proper Classification is Important

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Are you classifying loads for best cleaning results? Garments should be separated by weight, finish, and color in preparation for cleaning. Heavy and light weight garments should be grouped separat...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 1/23/2018 8:16:48 AM
 

Ensuring Your Laundry and Drycleaning Quality

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How To Use DLI's Cleaning Performance and Laundry Performance Evaluations Drycleaning Performance Evaluations (DPE) and Laundry Performance Evaluations (LPE) by the Drycleaning and Laundry Insti...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 1/16/2018 9:28:14 AM
 
 

 
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