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Fabrics

Velvet

Velvet

Q: Is there any way to correct damage to the pile on velvet? A: Velvet requires special care. Velvet fabrics containing acetate can be damaged during wear and/or cleaning. Spills from any liquids cont...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 9/29/2016 11:38:14 AM
DLI Leadership, Membership

It’s Time to Make Some Pies!

Dave Beatty

I would first like to thank you, my fellow drycleaners for giving me this opportunity as President of DLI. I hope to have a great year and ask for your help and support to make that happen. I am commi...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 9/27/2016 10:53:44 AM
Stain Removal

Lava Stains

Lava Lamp

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 paraffin w...

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

Sequin-Covered Gown

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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. It...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 9/14/2016 10:08:30 AM
Customer Service, Stain Removal

Handling Flood Damaged Items

The disastrous floods that occurred in various parts of the country are leaving an impact on the drycleaning industry. Many cleaners have inquired about mold and mildew stain removal. Microorganisms g...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 9/7/2016 10:55:43 AM
Color Loss

Fix Dye Bleeding from Body Oil

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 9/1/2016 2:53:54 PM

 
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