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Lice

Q: I received bed linen used by a person with lice. How should I handle these? A: Lice are unable to survive off the body for more than 48 hours. Items that have been infected by lice should be c...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 2/22/2017 1:27:50 PM
 

Mysterious Color Loss

Many times garments contain dyes that are completely colorfast to drycleaning solvents and to water. However, a component of the dye can be disturbed and/or removed by the use of moisture pre-spotters...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 2/9/2017 10:14:19 AM
 

How do you remove smoke and mildew odors?

Odors from smoke and mildew are usually difficult to remove. This is because these odors can often become trapped in textiles, making them impossible to remove by normal cleaning techniques. Drycleani...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 1/26/2017 11:15:43 AM
 

When You Want Something Done Wrong Do It Yourself!

From the President I think one of the toughest things for a business owner to do, is to admit that a problem was his or her own fault. We are so busy and doing so many things at one time that we c...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 1/17/2017 9:14:17 AM
 

Stretching Acrylic Knits

Q: Many knit garments are constructed of acrylic yarn. Sometimes permanent stretching or distortion occurs after cleaning and steam finishing acrylic knits. Why does this happen? A: Professional c...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 1/9/2017 2:07:41 PM
 
 

 
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