Problems With Down

Posted by on Jul 13, 2013 in Customer Bulletins and Education

Problems with Down During the fall and winter, many of us depend on down comforters, sleeping bags, and apparel to keep warm and cut down on energy costs. Although down has superior insulating properties, it can present problems that require special care. Fine down and feathers can puncture and work through the shell fabric, causing holes or tears in the outer shell layer. To prevent damage, down garments are “down proofed,” in which an inner coating is applied...

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General Care Tips for Textiles

Posted by on Jul 13, 2013 in Customer Bulletins and Education, General Care Tips

General Care Tips for Textiles Do Not rub; rather blot the spot! If you spill something on a garment, always blot; do not rub!  Rubbing some fabrics, especially silk, breaks the surface fibers. You won’t know it until you wash or dry clean that item, and find you have a frosted or a chalky appearance. Do Not wait to clean stains! Age is your enemy with successful stain removal. A coffee stain that happens today will come out much easier tomorrow than it will next week...

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General Care Tips for Clothing and Household Items

Posted by on Jul 13, 2013 in Customer Bulletins and Education, General Care Tips

General Care Tips for Clothing and Household Items Blot That Spot If you spill something on a garment, always Blot That Spot, and do not rub . Rubbing some fabrics, especially silk, breaks the surface fibers. You won’t know it until you wash or dry clean that item, and find you have a frosted or a chalky appearance. Wine and Age = Good – Stains and Age = BAD Age is your enemy with successful stain removal. A coffee stain that happens today will come out much...

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Common Stain Removal Tips

Posted by on Jul 13, 2013 in Customer Bulletins and Education

Question: How can crayon stains be removed? Answer: Crayons are wax with dyes built in. These stains appear as layers of shiny and stiff residue, usually after exposure to heat (drying), since heat melts the wax and the dyes deposit themselves on the clothing. These items should be taken to your professional drycleaner, who will dry clean them to remove this waxy build up. After that, the technician will spot out the remaining dye through traditional stain removal...

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