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Category Garment Solutions

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

Removing Mud Stains

Mud Stains

Most mud stains on washable items can be removed by washing the item according to the care instructions. Let the mud dry, then brush off as much as possible using a soft bristle brush. Wash as usu...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 9/12/2018 11:42:50 AM

Interfacing Separation

Fusible Interfacings

Garments constructed with fusible interfacings can cause many problems for the cleaner. Of course, the main problem is a partial or complete separation of the fusible material from the shell fabric, r...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 8/21/2018 11:31:15 AM