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Category Garment Solutions

How to Clean Without a Care Label

Missing Care Lable Image

When garments do not have a care label, you must determine the safest method of cleaning for the garment. Following are a few quick tests you can perform to determine the cleanability of a garment. ...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 2/14/2018 10:49:39 AM

Preventing Damage to Hospital Items

hosptial linen

Processing linens for local hospital and nursing homes can be a lucrative side business for many cleaners. Some items may show stiffening barriers, cracks, and rips after repeated washing. Here's w...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 12/20/2017 12:54:32 PM

Cleaning Santa Suits

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Can Santa Claus suits including the hair and beard be safely drycleaned? Santa Claus suits are usually not designed to be drycleaned. If the suit is synthetic it may be safe, however check for colorf...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 12/12/2017 8:31:10 AM

100% Linen Shirts

Linen Shirt

If you're having trouble processing 100% linen shirts try a hot head press. Steam air finishing equipment will not give the desired hard finish required for most cellulose fabrics such as linen. F...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 11/16/2017 11:30:58 AM

Finishing Acetate

Microscopic Acetate

Fabrics containing acetate fibers, such as those shown in the microscopic image, require special precautions in the care process. Sometimes dull areas appear on garments containing acetate after finis...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 11/3/2017 12:18:35 PM