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Q: I have an account with a nursing home and the bed linens are showing thin areas and holes much faster than expected. What is the life expectancy for such items? Is there something I can do to preve...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 9/26/2016 1:51:33 PM

Lava Stains

Q: My customer brought in an outfit with oily-looking goop on it. She told me that her lava lamp tipped over and the "lava" spilled onto her clothes. How do I proceed? A: Lava lamps contain paraff...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 9/22/2016 9:41:00 AM

Perspiration Stains

Q: Is there a way to remove perspiration stains? A: Stains from perspiration are usually found on the underarm area of a garment. However, any area that contacts the body may have such stains. Per...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 9/19/2016 11:17:19 AM

Preventing Color Loss on Bedspreads & Comforters

The most common question faced by drycleaners when they receive a bedspread or comforter is whether it should be washed or drycleaned. Complaints of color loss or change of finish can accompany the cl...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 9/15/2016 2:30:46 PM

Sequin-Covered Gown

Q: What is the best way to clean a sequin-covered gown? A: If sequins are glued to the gown, test with the solvent used in your system to see if the glue softens. If it does, do not clean the gown...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 9/14/2016 10:08:30 AM