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Frequent Drycleaning

drycleaned clothes

Q: Does frequent drycleaning shorten the life of a garment? A: On the contrary, frequent cleaning prolongs the life of a garment. Not only do stains set with age, making the garment unwearable, b...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 5/31/2016 11:07:50 AM
 

New Exempt Salary Regs

open hand

DLI'S HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT SHARES REACTIONS TO THE NEW EXEMPT SALARY REGULATIONS REVIVAL OF THE VARIABLE WORK WEEK PAY PLAN? By Sandy Seay, President “Oh, the Money Tree, the...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 5/26/2016 1:36:01 PM
 

Raincoat Damaged During Drycleaning

raincoat

Q:
I drycleaned a raincoat containing polyester, polyurethane, and cotton that had a care label that instructed “Dry Clean only.” After drycleaning I saw yellow stains and streaks all over th...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 5/19/2016 12:22:52 PM
 

Down Feathers Showing

Down Coat

Q: After I dryclean down jackets I can see the feathers showing through. Am I doing something wrong? A: In many cases, on down filled garments the reverse side of the outer shell fabric is coated w...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 5/18/2016 11:10:36 AM
 

Variances in Colorfastness

Suits on a rack

Q: I have a suit that no longer matches after drycleaning all the pieces in the same load. How can this be possible? A: Many times, matching pieces of an outfit are actually sold as separates. Yo...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 5/11/2016 9:55:24 AM
 

Hair Spray Stains

Hairspray

Q: How can I remove stains caused by the use of hair spray? A: First start on the dry side, apply volatile dry solvent (VDS), and tamp. Then dry the area. This may be all that is needed. If the s...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 5/5/2016 10:53:57 AM
 

Liquid Digester

spotting board

Q: I keep a liquid digester on my stain removal board but it never seems to remove any stains. I apply the digester, tamp it, and then immediately flush with steam. Could I be using it incorrectly?...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 5/3/2016 8:26:55 AM
 
 

 
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