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Cleanability Codes for Household Fabrics

Millie Kwan - Thursday, June 25, 2015

Clean cushions and sofaUpholstered furniture may come with the manufacturer’s recommended method of cleaning. The American Furniture Manufacturers cleanability code may either be permanently attached to the upholstered piece or a part of the hang tag. Upholstery is not covered under the Federal Trade Commission’s Care Label Rule. Labeling of furniture is strictly voluntary. The following cleanability codes were designated by fabric manufacturers. Caution: Never remove cushion covers for separate cleaning or washing. Any tumble cleaning method can destroy the back, shrink or otherwise damage upholstery fabric.  Read More >>

Can Club Soda Really Remove Stains?

Millie Kwan - Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Club Soda removing stainsDoes club soda really work on spills? Everyone "knows" club soda is the ultimate remedy for instant stain removal, but is it really all it's cracked up to be? Our 107-year-old professional trade association, the Drycleaning & Laundry Institute (DLI), recently completed an in-depth study of the merits of club soda versus plain old water in stain removal, and as members, we're pleased to share their findings. The short answer is "yes" club soda can be a big help in the short term, but "no" it is not the end-all, be-all stain removal miracle it is made out to be.  Read More >>

Tracking your order: How we keep it straight

Millie Kwan - Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Week after week you drop your clothes off to be cleaned.   After we process your order, how can we tell your navy blue wool pants from the many other navy blue wool pants we receive?  That’s easy.  Before a garment goes through our drycleaning operation we give it a tag, so we can identify its owner. We do this by attaching a tag to each garment. The tags are specially manufactured so the ink and dye will not wash out during cleaning.  Read More >>

Specialty Dry Cleaning Services Can Save You Up to 90%

Millie Kwan - Saturday, June 06, 2015

Some clothes care services are a little harder to find than others. A tear in an heirloom garment does not mean it is lost forever. Faded colors can be brought back to life and clothing can be restyled to reflect more current fashion trends. More often than not we can help you get your garment back in shape again. If we don’t offer a particular service, we are in touch with someone who can.  Read More >>

How to minimize color loss

Millie Kwan - Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Garments lose color for various reasons. Contact with bleach or household cleaning products can disturb dyes, resulting in white discolorations. Same with hair preparations and other moisture solutions or perfumes and other substances containing alcohol.  Read More >>


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