Consumer Dry Cleaning Tips

First thing you should is ignore any of those quirky DIY tips you find on other websites, they are more likely to do more harm than good.  Here’s why:

  • A stain on a garment is like a person being sick.  If you take the wrong medicine (like a beta blocker for diabetes), not only are you not going to get better, you’re going to make yourself sicker in the process.

Stains follow the same rules.  If you treat a grease stain to a quick treatment of club soda, you are going to set the stain, and you might also disturb the dye or sizing treatment on the fabric!  If you put a stain stick to a combination stain, you could wind up with a mess only a scissor can remove.

  • Stains are a classic lesson in ‘less is more’.  Here’s what you can do safely, that will set a perfect stage for our professional removal:  You want to carefully scrape off any excess.  Take a clean, white, unbleached cloth and blot the stain up onto the cloth.  Move the white cloth so that you are not re-depositing the stain back onto the garment.  Bring it in quickly for professional stain removal and cleaning.  We’ll test, analyze and evaluate the stain, and determine the most effective and safe procedure to adopt. The fresher the stain the more likely 100% removal success, so don’t let it sit around oxidizing in your apartment.

Yes, we know it’s difficult to walk around evidence of what you had for lunch that day on your tie or jacket, but in the final analysis, it’s a far better option than causing irreparable harm and having to relegate the garment to the trash heap.  Just discipline yourself to resist the DIY treatment temptation by reminding yourself that P&G isn’t going to replace your Hermes tie when it gets ruined by a stain stick!


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