Dry Cleaning messes at home can be difficult. We are fortunate to have experts in stain removal who possess the training, expertise, and equipment necessary to do a thorough and professional job.
From Where Shall We Begin?
To the best of their abilities, our stain removers will determine what caused the stain. We then determine if the cleaning solutions we plan to use will cause any damage to the material. We need to know that so that we can treat your garment carefully and avoid damaging the fabric while we work on it.
The fabric is then dampened, the desired treatment applied, and allowed to dry. These methods help us avoid causing any permanent damage to your fabric or color by isolating the stained area while we treat it.
Tips for Cleaning Up Those Unwanted Marks
The first step is to hand off the treatment to the active ingredients. Cleaning agents classified as “solvent-soluble” treat oil and grease stains, while cleaning agents classified as “water-soluble” treat beverage and other water-based stains. Juices, alcoholic beverages, and tea are just some of the most common sources of these stains. To get rid of other stains, you can use cleaning solutions that have a chemical reaction with the stain. You can also remove it by soaking the garments in mild solutions and letting nature take its course. These solutions contain targeted agents that react to the composition of the stain to gradually break it down.
Before sending an item out to be dry cleaned or laundry service, we will always attempt to treat any stains. You can greatly improve our odds of successfully removing stains if you draw our attention to them yourself. Additionally, the “invisible stain” is a unique challenge faced by the dry cleaning industry. It’s a load of baloney, right? They exist, and it’s tough to foresee what they’ll do. Over time, these stains can oxidize in the fabric, making them nearly impossible to clean.
The sugars that have settled into the fabric oxidize and caramelize, making it difficult to remove the stain even with thorough pre-spotting. Beer and other alcoholic beverages are the most common culprits. Most of the time it dries clear, but after being cleaned it can take on a brownish hue. Invisible before cleaning, the stain becomes visible as the sugar in the alcohol caramelizes. That’s what happens when you put an apple in your mouth. Biting into an apple and then leaving it out in the open air causes the white flesh inside to turn brown. It’s the same idea with covert spills!
How Should One Go About Cleaning Stains?
A spotting board serves as a convenient repository for all of our various cleaning supplies. It also provides a stable platform upon which we can work and treat stains using a variety of techniques. When it comes time to dry the fabric after stain removal, the board provides steam, a vacuum system, and compressed air. Our kit includes stain-removal tools such as brushes, blotters, scrapers, and plastic files.