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FAQ

  • Q. Does consistent dry cleaning decrease the lifespan of a garment?

A. On the contrast, consistent dry cleaning extends the lifespan of a garment. Spots and stains set with age, hence making the garment unwearable. The dry cleaning process is not a water based product rather a solvent which preserves colours and fabrics. Washing in water can be much harsher on colors and fabrics and may set stains in to your garment if they do not wash out. Therefore, dry cleaning should be seen as a maintenance process rather than a last resort to remove a stain.

 

  •  Q. What is an unseen stain?

A. Many spots that are due to food, greasy substances, or beverages that contain sugar may become unseen when they dry out. But later on, with the heat exposure in the dry cleaning process, they will be visible again. This is due to the corrosion of the sugar in the discoloration substance. To improve the possibilities of eliminating the stain, it is suggested that you instantly dry the stain where the leak took place, patting it with a cloth. Do not rub the fabric and have the garment dry cleaned as soon as possible.

 

  • Q. What if after dry cleaning the stain remains?

A. Surprisingly, there are certain spots that cannot be eliminated by the dry cleaning process. This depends on the nature and age of the stain. Also a large factor to consider is the construction of the material, as the material used may mean spots may become impossible to eliminate without damaging the material itself. It all comes back to the type of stain and the type of fabric the stain is on. Say you split wine on a cotton shirt the chances of it been removed are 99%, whereas if the some thing happened on a silk garment that percentage drops to about 5%.

 

  • Q. Who is responsible for damages?

A. The Australia Fabric Industry covers wearing apparel. Fabric apparel marketed in Australia must have a lasting readable care label. All parts of the clothing must be able to hold up against the suggested care label process. The care label is intended to give the dry cleaner guidance on how to properly treat the garment. If a label says “dry fresh,” this means that all components including the covering, lining, control buttons, interfacing combining material and trim will be colour fast and will not be changed during the cleaning process. If any such issue occurs, it is the liability of the maker, who has not tested the component accurately before labeling. If the issue occurs from a manufacturing flaw, you should take the article back to the retailer for a modification or refund.

 

  • Q. How should I freshen up my cotton garments?

A. First we must remember that cotton is a manufactured roughage composed of regenerated cellulose derived from wood pulp or cotton linters. It is absorbing and comfortable. There are different forms of the roughages known as cotton, viscose, cuprammonium, high-wet modulus and lyocel marketed as Tencel™. With the exception of lyocel, cotton is very sensitive to water. Many dyes applied to cotton are not colorfast and will haemorrhage or move upon contact with moisture. In addition, manufacturers often add measurement to cotton to experience a desired body or adorn. Some sittings are water-soluble, and cleaning will change the shape of the clothing. Dry cleaning is suggested for most cotton apparel. Although substantially similar in substance structure to cotton, lyocel can be either dry cleaned or washed. However, when caring for apparel created of lyocel it is important to follow the care label guidelines carefully. If a clothing created of lyocel is washed when it should have been dry cleaned, it may result in excessive shrinking and a creased appearance.

 

  • Q. How do you eliminate mouthwash and antiperspirant residue?

A. Many people do not realize that by putting off cleaning of deodorants and antiperspirant stains may cause lasting harm to the garment. The most consistent harm is due to excessive use of these products, or irregular cleanings. This leads to the buildup of a firm, caked-up consistency on the garment. To avoid substance harm, do not use excessive amounts of the product and allow it to dry before dressing.To prevent the problem, dry clean as soon as possible after use . Cleaning containing minerals or a compound pre-soak may be necessary. If the stain remains, try using three percent lighten or chlorine lighten, according to care label guidelines. Before using, test for colorfastness.

 

  • Q. Should I use hairspray to eliminate a ballpoint ink stain?

A. Hairspray and water can eliminate ballpoint ink, but you may be trading one issue for another. This is because hairspray could contain liquor, resins or lanolin. The liquor in the hairspray can cause color harm especially on silk; likewise, natural and other ingredients could lead to additional spots.

 

  • Q. The care label brand on a jacket indicates it is side reusable. Can I wash in a device on a sensitive cycle?

A. There is some risk involved in using any care label process not suggested by the maker. Hand cleaning involves manual removal of earth with water, cleaning agent, and a soothing compressing action. A care label that calls for device cleaning, in a sensitive or soothing pattern, indicates the earth can be eliminated with water, cleaning agent or soap, slow frustration, and reduced time in a model.
Hand cleaning is a limited care label process that reduces the amount of scratching a clothing gets in cleaning. If hand-washable apparel are device washed in a soothing pattern, frustration may be further reduced by putting the product in a net bag. Even this process is in abuse of the care label instruction and places liability for loss on the launderer rather than the maker.