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Cleaning Sheer Fabrics

Sheer Fabrics

Blouses, dresses, scarves, and draped-over foundation evening dresses made of sheer fabrics present special challenges for professional cleaners.

Sheer fabrics can often be found in prom an...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 3/13/2019 9:39:35 AM

Down Stains

Down Coat

Q: Why do down filled coats sometimes show dark stains on the fabric after cleaning?

A: Fabrics used in down-filled coats usually have a resin-type finish for water repellenc...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 3/7/2019 2:09:20 PM

Spot Clean Only

Spot Clean Only

Q: Is “Spot Clean Only” valid on a care label?

A: According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), this ...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 3/4/2019 11:10:39 AM

Avoiding Workflow Hangups


Few things are more frustrating than trying to press wrinkles out of clothes that sat in a tumbler for a half hour, or pressing an entire cotton dress only to realize it has a stain and must be ret...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 2/26/2019 12:52:00 PM

Cleaning Athletic Uniforms

Athletic Uniforms

Athletic uniforms are usually made of synthetic fibers, such as nylon, polyester, spandex, or a blend of these fibers. Athletic uniforms may experience dye bleeding during the cleaning process,...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 2/18/2019 10:54:09 AM

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