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Category Household Items

Draperies

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Q: Why do draperies sometimes develop large yellow or tan rings after drycleaning? A: Many drapery fabrics have sizings or finishes applied during manufacture for stability, luster, and desired han...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 4/26/2017 12:01:54 PM
 

Avoiding Comforter Damage

Down Comforter

Q: It seems like more and more “down-fill” comforters are busting apart in my cleaning machine these days. Is there any way to prevent this damage? A: This type of damage usually occurs when the ...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 4/12/2017 8:32:25 AM
 

Lice

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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

Needlepoint

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
 

Linens

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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
 
 

 
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