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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 >>

Caring for Metallic Fabrics

Millie Kwan - Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Silver and gold metallic fabrics are popular in women's attire. Metallic fabric is made by spraying a metallic finish on the surface of a cloth fabric. Many of these surface finishes have limited resistance to care procedures and wear. The metallic finish may be removed or corroded and discolored around the neck and underarm area from the effects of perspiration and body contact. Since the fabrics are often very sheer, they are easily snagged or abraded by jewelry or rough edges of furniture.  Read More >>

Special Care for Silk and Rayon

Millie Kwan - Friday, May 15, 2015

Silk and rayon are two widely used fibers in men's and women's apparel. In today's markets, these fabrics can be seen in high-end designer wear, as well as casual wear. Both fibers may be dyed various colors, from the darkest black to brilliant reds, fuchsia, and yellow.  Read More >>


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