Your view of paradise may include cheeseburgers, soda, ice cream, pizza, and other summertime favorites, but it surely doesn’t include spots on your shorts, shirts, and dresses. Our fabric experts assembled these tips to help you confront the stains of summer.
While some summer stains are easy to get out with home remedies, others may be set permanently using the same remedies or even just water. As a matter of course, we recommend dry cleaning only for the following stains. Here’s why:
–Ice Cream & Popsicles: Chocolate can be especially hard to remove and if not done properly, it will stain.
–French Fries – Grease stains can set with even the smallest application of water. This is also true for pizza and meats of any kind due to their fat content.
–Alcoholic Beverages – Alcohol may damage silk or acetate and can disturb dyes.
–Lemonade – The acidic lemon juice may cause some dyes to change color.
–Candy Apples – Blot, don’t rub. These should wash out, unless the apple contains a lot of red dye in which case washing may only make it worse.
Inside Our Stain Removal Arsenal
Stain removal is something that, proudly, we do very well. There are a number of reasons why dry cleaning at Flair offers a better success rate of safely and effectively getting out a difficult stains . Here’s a peek into our world of stain removal.
Stain removal is half science and half art, but all timing. The sooner we get a stained garment, the more likely we can remove the stain. Chemistry, knowledge of fibers and fabrics, and following the path of least resistance guide our approach to removing stains. The fewer treatments a stain removal specialist needs to do on a garment the better. That goes for the specialist and the garment!
The most powerful tool a stain removal specialist has is a firm understanding of the characteristics and attributes of stains. That’s why it is imperative to tell the customer service specialist what caused the stain if you know. If you have more questions, contact us via email.