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Proper Classification is Important

streaks.jpgAre you classifying loads for best cleaning results?

Garments should be separated by weight, finish, and color in preparation for cleaning. Heavy and light weight garments should be grouped separately so all garments dry at the same rate. When garments do not dry at the same rate, streaks and swales can develop making it necessary to re-clean the items. Regular or hard finished garments can withstand greater mechanical action and solvent exposure and should be separated from fragile or soft finished garments. Light colored garments should be separated from dark colored garments to avoid discoloration from dye bleeding. When dye bleeding occurs on a dark color, the color may be absorbed by any light colored garments in the load.

Technical Operating Information (TOI) 731 Streaks and Swales in DLI’s Drycleaning Encyclopedia explains how streaks and swales develop. The bulletin also offers prevention and restoration tips.

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 1/23/2018 8:16:48 AM
 

 
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