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Prevent Delayed Stains from Crashing Your Party

Millie Kwan - Thursday, June 01, 2017

It's a whole lot easier to get rid of unwanted guests before they become permanent residents. Mysterious stains sometimes appear on clothes after a period of time in storage. Faint stains may also appear worse or stains "invisible" to the naked eye may show up only after the garment is cleaned. Making sure clothing is properly cleaned before storage is the best defense against these problems. This is true for all garments including wedding gowns. Club soda and water are good short-term solutions to stains, but they do not remove all of the staining material. It is risky to store a garment that has not been fully cleaned. Be sure to tell us about any stains or spills when dropping off clothes at our stores or in your Sarni bag for pickup and delivery.  Read More >>

Removal of Clothing Stains

Millie Kwan - Monday, May 15, 2017

Whether it’s a new or well-worn, treasured garment, everyone hates to have clothing stains. We understand, and will always use our best efforts to make clothing stains go away. Sometimes it’s pretty easy – sometimes not. Either way, we have the professional expertise to do the job.  Read More >>

A Guide to Home Stain Removal

Ken Sarni - Wednesday, March 29, 2017

When it comes to stains, there are some instances where it is better to let your dry cleaner do the work. This applies especially if the stains are numerous or cover a large area, if the stains require a chemical procedure for which you are not equipped, if the fabric is fragile or highly sized, or if you are not sure what the stain is or have doubts about the 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 >>

Look Your Best at (formal) Parties

Millie Kwan - Thursday, January 17, 2013

Young people in a formal partyEnjoy the party, but with the festivities spills, splashes, and other party-time mishaps, as well as wear alone, can take their toll on expensive formal wear such as tuxedos and evening gowns.  Read More >>

Coffee Stains Can Be Sneaky Stains

Millie Kwan - Friday, December 28, 2012

table setting with coffee in cup and saucerSome sneaky stains can be a real head scratcher for us if we are working with incomplete information. You may not realize it, but some stains can be made up of compound elements beyond just the obvious presumed cause of the problem.

Coffee stains, for example, often contain milk or other additives, making the stain more difficult to remove since the coffee is a tannin stain and the milk leaves a protein- based stain. Both the coffee and the milk in the coffee are water-based stains, but protein stains require more work to get out. Such stains will have to be treated individually, even though the actual staining occurred at the same time. If you drop off an item with a coffee stain, please inform our customer service representative how you take your coffee (i.e., with cream and sugar, milk and sugar, black, etc.).  Read More >>


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