Whether it’s a new or well-worn treasured garment, everyone hates to stain their clothing. We understand, and will always use our best efforts to make stains go away. Sometimes it’s pretty easy – sometimes not. Either way, we have the professional ex- pertise to do the job. But, we need your help.
Successful stain removal depends largely on the nature of the stain, the type of fabric, and the colorfastness of the dye. Some fabrics and dyes simply will not withstand the use of cleaning or stain removal agents. Some stains, like ink and dried paint for example, can be impossible to remove.
“Miracle” stain removers – guaranteed to remove stains – are pretty much just that. It would be a miracle if they did the job.
Help Us Help You
Bring a stained garment to us as soon as possible to prevent the stain from setting.
Show us the location of stains and tell us any removal procedures you may have attempted before turning to us for help.
Never put a garment away for the season without it being cleaned. Every year we see garments that weren’t dirty “when I put it away for summer,” only to be taken out in the fall full of little holes and stains. The smallest unseen food crumb or spillage invites insect damage.
Don’t iron stained or soiled clothes trying to get just one more wearing out of them. Ironing dirty clothes will set stains and drive soil deeper into the fabric.
If You Must Do Something Before We Get It
Never rub a stain. Blot the stained area. This may help remove some of the staining substance while avoiding damage to the fabric.