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Category Household Items

Caring for Needlepoint

Needlepoin

How you clean any needlepoint or embroidery piece depends on the condition of the piece, the nature of the materials used, the results of colorfastness tests, and the type of soiling. Whether you wetc...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 1/11/2018 12:00:11 PM
 

Cleaning Sofa Cushion Covers

sofa cushions

Take caution when customers ask you to clean sofa cushion covers. Some upholstery fabrics are coated with latex or a similar material on the reverse side. This coating gives the shell fabric added bod...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 11/29/2017 10:42:44 AM
 

Draperies

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Q: Why do draperies sometimes develop large yellow or tan rings after drycleaning? A: Many drapery fabrics have sizings or finishes applied during manufacture for stability, luster, and desired han...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 4/26/2017 12:01:54 PM
 

Avoiding Comforter Damage

Down Comforter

Q: It seems like more and more “down-fill” comforters are busting apart in my cleaning machine these days. Is there any way to prevent this damage? A: This type of damage usually occurs when the ...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 4/12/2017 8:32:25 AM
 

Lice

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Q: I received bed linen used by a person with lice. How should I handle these? A: Lice are unable to survive off the body for more than 48 hours. Items that have been infected by lice should be c...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 2/22/2017 1:27:50 PM
 
 

 
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