Category Archives: Clothing
Silk and Rayon
These types of garments are sensitive to perfume, deodorant, perspiration, hair spray, food and beverages. Avoid prolonged contact with any of these substances, which can result in discoloration of the fabric. We recommend cleaning after each wear. Also, have all matching pieces of an outfit cleaned together to maintain consistency of appearance.
This type of garment requires special handling. We look to the care label for proper cleaning instructions. However, we have found the care label in some jerseys cannot be trusted. We wet clean most of these. Wet cleaning is not the same as washing. Wet cleaning is a controlled process using water along with special detergents and conditioners and limited agitation. Due to their popularity, name brand sport jerseys are being counterfeited. These imitations are known not to hold up as well during the cleaning process. Buyers beware and purchase sports jerseys from a trusted retail store.
Regular cleaning will help keep dust, smoke and contaminates out of your drapes, providing for a longer life expectancy. Prolonged sun exposure and moisture that forms on windows and comes in contact with the drapes can cause problems. The sun can cause the fabric to rot, which will result in shredding when the drape is pulled or cleaned. Water from the window can cause stains and dark rings when the water dries. If cleaned immediately, these stains usually will come out. Otherwise, this type of damage may be irreversible depending on the type and color of the material.
It is important to clean and preserve wedding gowns as soon as possible after the event. Drink and food stains left in the dress will begin to oxidize and because of the fancy ornamentation on most dresses, removing stains becomes more difficult. After cleaning, store your wedding gown in a climate-controlled space. Never store in a hot or humid place like an attic. The heat will cause even a clean dress to turn brown.
It’s that time of year to pullout your suitcases and get packing. Courtesy Cleaners has some helpful travel tips that will help you avoid arriving to your destination with wrinkled clothes.
DRYCLEAN: Any drycleaning process can be used and may include moisture, pressing by steam or steam-air procedures, and drying up to 160ºF.
PROFESSIONALLY DRYCLEAN: The item may be cleaned by varying from a normal drycleaning process. The care label must provide specific instructions.
Storing clothes at the end of a season
The most important thing to do is to clean your clothes before storing them. There could be invisible residues of food, perspiration and things like pollen, various types of pollution from the atmosphere left in the clothes. These types of things will attract moths to the clothes whose larvae can eat at the fabric. Moths are also attracted to natural fibers such as wool, silk, etc., so we suggest that they be stored in mothproof bags. (more…)