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How to Care for Down & Fiberfill Comforters, Sleeping Bags and Coats

Millie Kwan - Friday, March 09, 2018

Comforters, sleeping bags, coats, and other cold weather garments are often made with down or fiberfill. Both down--a natural product, and fiberfill, a polyester fill--are effective in keeping out the cold. While cleaning down or fiberfill items is usually not a problem, a garment with poor construction and insufficient quilting can cause the down to shift, lose shape, and become matted.   Read More >>

How to Speed Up Laundry Day

Millie Kwan - Friday, January 26, 2018

Laundry always seems to take too long. Each step -- sort, wash, dry, and fold -- takes time.  There are ways to simplify and speed up the process.  Read More >>

What Causes Button Dye Stains?

Millie Kwan - Thursday, October 12, 2017
Button dye stains are caused when the dyes on a colored button bleed during cleaning or finishing, creating discolorations or stains on the adjacent fabric. Some dyes used on buttons are soluble in drycleaning solvents, due to being improperly set by the manufacturer. During cleaning, the dyes soften and stain the surrounding areas. In other cases, the dyes on the buttons hold up to drycleaning but bleed upon contact with moisture such as is found in steam finishing. Again, the fabric adjacent to the buttons becomes discolored or stained.  Read More >>

LAUNDRY IS A NEVER-ENDING CHORE: Professional Cleaning & Pressing Provide Extra Time

Millie Kwan - Thursday, August 03, 2017

Don't you hate ironing?

Studies have shown that it is one of the most disliked household tasks.

Fortunately, there is a better option for you and your clothes.

Time really is worth more than money. Let us take the drudgery of doing laundry off your hands and chase the laundry blues away!  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 >>

Shirts and Shirt Laundry Issues

Ken Sarni - Friday, October 28, 2016

Dress shirts are the most essential part of any man's wardrobe and are probably the most underappreciated articles of clothing. Shirts are taken for granted because we expect them to look great all the time. Although they are relatively easy for a professional cleaner to clean and press, a shirt can suffer problems, including ring around the collar, color loss, and fabric abrasion  leading to tears, punctures, and holes.  Read More >>

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