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Category Household Items

Cleaning Duvet Covers

Duvet cover

Here's a tried and true method for processing 100 percent cotton duvet covers. Check to see if the item contains a label detailing care instructions. If it does, then follow the manufacturer’s instruc...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 11/20/2019 11:07:11 AM

Color Loss on Bedspreads and Comforters

Faded bedspread

The most common question faced by drycleaners when they receive a bedspread or comforter is whether it should be washed or drycleaned. Complaints of color loss or change of finish frequently accompany...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 10/29/2019 11:35:15 AM

Drapes That Shrink


A continuing problem over the years is the manufacture of draperies using poorly stabilized fabrics. During a later acceptable cleaning process, the drape shrinks. Usually, these fabrics show no evide...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 8/7/2019 2:12:08 PM

Linen Wear and Life Expectancy

Bed Linens

Q: I have an account with a nursing home and the bed linens are showing thin areas and holes much faster than expected. What is the life expectancy for such items? Is there something I can do to preve...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 4/8/2019 10:29:47 AM

Cleaning Quilts

quilted fabric

Often the last thing a person considers when making a quilt is whether the finished product can be cleaned. The biggest problem cleaners face is poor colorfastness and shrinkage. The fabrics used in t...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 10/24/2018 1:11:13 PM


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