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Scaring Away Those Halloween Stains

October 20, 2018

Traditional Halloween costumes— ghosts, goblins, and ghouls—are simple to clean, but what do you do with the more intricate costumes for both children and adults? Many of these garments are custom made with various fabrics and trims and have no care label. Careful examination and testing may help to predict the serviceability and practicality of

How We Keep Your Clothes Looking Great

July 21, 2018

What happens to your clothes when you bring them to us? Who handles them and how do they make them look renewed and refreshed? Your clothes are in the best care when they’re with us! Our professional garment handlers are trained to remove stains, solve problems, press out wrinkles, and make your clothes look the

Removing Smoke Odors and Mildew from Clothing

June 01, 2018

Odors from smoke and mildew are usually difficult to remove. This is because these odors can often become trapped in textiles, making them impossible to remove by normal cleaning techniques. Dry cleaning can remove most of these odors by using ozone generators. Oxygen commonly exists in nature as the stable form O2, but it also exists

Keeping Blankets Looking & Feeling Great

May 16, 2018

Blankets are essential items in every home. Blanket composition ranges from synthetic to natural fibers; from non-woven to woven fabrics; and from neutral colors to exotic prints. Caring for (non-electric) Blankets At some point in time, most blankets will need to be cleaned. It is always best to follow the manufacturer’s instructions when cleaning blankets.

Can jewelry damage garments during wear?

May 14, 2018

Undoubtedly, the answer is yes. Buttons, baubles, and timepieces can damage beautiful smooth satins, plush chenilles, or soft wools. The damage can usually be found along necklines or sleeve cuffs where a necklace or watch was worn. These accessories frequently have rough edges that rub and abrade the fabric. Damage may not become apparent until

Use a Mesh Bag for Delicate Clothing

April 27, 2018

Washing your delicates in a washing machine can be risky. They can come out with holes, snags and tears.That’s why manufacturers often recommend that they be handwashed. While not a fool proof option, using a mesh bag to wash delicates can protect them from the maw of washing machines, reducing the risk of damage and

Prevent Insect Damage to Your Clothing

April 10, 2018

Mysteriously appearing holes may be the result of insect damage. Often the holes may not be readily apparent until after cleaning. Garments that have been stored for a long time are particularly prone to insect damage. Moth damage is commonly seen on wool fabrics, but beetles, silverfish, roaches, and other insects feed on stains and

Cleaning Warm Weather Clothing Takes Care

March 31, 2018

We lather up, jump in and enjoy during warm weather. With that come many products that can damage clothing items. Here are some quick tips to minimize that damage. Antiperspirant Potential Problem: Build-up from deodorant and antiperspirant products can cause fiber damage and yellowing.  Blue and green on silk and wool are particularly prone.  Aluminum

Fading Bedspreads and Comforters

March 31, 2018

Now that the winter has ended, you decide to take your favorite bedspread to the dry cleaner for cleaning before storage. But when you get it back, to your horror you discover that the colors have faded substantially. Unfortunately, comforters, quilts, bedspreads, and other household items can sometimes fade during acceptable cleaning procedures. In most

Things to Look for When Buying a Down Comforter

March 28, 2018

Although cleaning down items usually is not a problem, a comforter with poor construction and insufficient quilting can cause the down to shift, lose shape, or become matted. Inspect the comforter for these things before purchasing: Make sure the comforter is well-quilted. Quilting stitches should run both vertically and horizontally with quilting lines about 8–10