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Cleaning the Stain Removal Board

Spotting Board

Nothing is more frustrating than having completed a stain removal procedure on a garment only to find a fresh grease stain from a dirty stain removal board. Setting up a daily cleaning schedule can...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 5/24/2018 1:19:36 PM
 

Redeposition

Redeposition

Photo: Redeposition can cause rings in stain removal. Redeposition occurs in drycleaning when soils in the solvent resettle or redeposit on clothing instead of being carried off to the filters. So...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 5/15/2018 9:41:12 AM
 

Spotting with Bleaches

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When spotting with bleaches, keep in mind that bleaching is a process that changes the color of a substance to a colorless state through a chemical reaction. This means that the stains or dyes are not...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 3/12/2018 2:00:34 PM
 

Checking for Leaky Steam Traps

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Steam traps found in drycleaning plants should have an inlet temperature of about 300 degrees Fahrenheit and an outlet temperature of about 225 degrees F—a difference of about 75 degrees F. There are ...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 2/8/2018 10:27:05 AM
 

General Rules for Finishing

DLI Class Finishing

Most of the time spent on an item in the drycleaning process is usually at the finishing station. This is where a trained employee attempts to restore the garment to a like-new appearance. Here are so...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 2/2/2018 12:29:31 PM
 
 

 
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