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Category Household Items


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

Cleaning Needlepoints

Hand washing is the preferred method of cleaning needlepoint. Before cleaning, take into account the item's age and condition, soiling, and colorfastness. Examine the item for weak or damaged areas. Y...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 10/4/2016 10:39:07 AM


Q: I have an account with a nursing home and the bed linens are showing thin areas and holes much faster than expected. What is the life expectancy for such items? Is there something I can do to preve...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 9/26/2016 1:51:33 PM

Preventing Color Loss on Bedspreads & Comforters

The most common question faced by drycleaners when they receive a bedspread or comforter is whether it should be washed or drycleaned. Complaints of color loss or change of finish can accompany the cl...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 9/15/2016 2:30:46 PM

Drapery Streaks

Q: After drycleaning, my customerís pale pink drapes had yellow streaks. I tried re-cleaning in clear solvent, but this process did not improve the appearance. What happened, and how can I prevent it?...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 8/17/2016 3:15:16 PM