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Stain Removal

Removing Mud Stains

mud stains

Q: How do you remove mud stains?A: Most mud stains 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...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 8/31/2016 12:49:33 PM

Fleece Fuzzballs


Q: My customer is complaining about a rough texture on a once soft, fluffy jacket. Did I do something wrong when I cleaned it? What can I do to make this fabric smoother? A: This sounds like the fleec...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 8/24/2016 12:20:28 PM

Drapery Streaks


Q: After drycleaning, my customer’s pale pink drapes had yellow streaks. I tried re-cleaning in clear solvent, but this process did not improve the appearance. What happened, and how can I prevent it?...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 8/17/2016 3:15:16 PM
DLI Leadership, Membership

Smart Enough to Know We Don’t Know Everything


Posted By Harry Kimmel | 8/16/2016 12:14:23 PM
Membership, Professionalism

DLI Certification

Get Certified with DLI!DLI offers three certification designations to drycleaners: Certified Professional Drycleaner (CPD®), Certified Environmental Drycleaner (CED®), and Certified Professional Wetcl...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 8/12/2016 11:46:32 AM
Customer Service, Stain Removal

Incontinent Pads

Incontinent Pads

Q: After repeated washing, incontinent pads show thinning of the facing. This damage is more apparent at the outer edges. What causes this damage? A: This type of thinning results from normal use and ...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 8/10/2016 3:43:27 PM
Membership, Regulations

Two Revised Federal Posters

Two Federal Posters RevisedThe Department of Labor has recently revised two federal posters due to the EEOC's new changes in penalty violations of workplace posting requirements. The Fair Labor Standa...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 8/9/2016 9:35:37 AM
Fabrics, Finishing

Shine on Dark Garments

Shine on Velvet

Q: I am having problems pressing dark color navy blue, brown, and black jackets and blazers. What is the best way to press such garments? A: Care must be taken when finishing garments like these. Exce...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 8/5/2016 11:55:00 AM
Shirts, Customer Service, Finishing

Starch and Your Shirts


Starch and sizings are laundry additives that can increase the firmness of fabrics, particularly dress shirts. A DLI study showed starch and sizings can both protect and harm shirts at the same time.S...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 8/2/2016 9:56:44 AM


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