Here are a few general tips to help you extend the life of your clothes.
Want more in-depth information about cleaning? We've compiled some specific information on cleaning that will help you choose a fabric, as well as clean it. And if you have a specific question, or a story about a stain, feel free to let us know.
|Do you wear silk?
|What about draperies?
|What about "salt and pepper" dyes?
|What is the hardest stain to remove?
|Can you remove chewing gum?
|Why do only certain pieces of a matching outfit lose their color in the dry cleaning process?
|Do you do wedding dress preservation?
|What items can't be dry-cleaned?
|What are your guarantees?
The alcohol in many perfumes and colognes can damage silk fabrics. It's best to apply your perfumes before you dress, then allow time for the perfume to dry.
Because of the invisible factors that might affect both the life and the appearance of draperies and curtains, the retail store you buy them from cannot guarantee how long they will last, and a dry cleaner cannot always determine what the result of the dry cleaning process will be. However, if you keep in mind the following hints, you'll be able to better protect the life of your draperies:
Fashionable garments, especially men's sports jackets, contain both white and colored yarns in random or tweed-like weaves, commonly known as salt and pepper. Sometimes the dye of the colored yarns will migrate into the white yarns upon contact with any form of moisture. The following may answer questions you have about this occurrence:
Mustard is the hardest stain to remove. Mustard is insoluble in water (i.e. a solid suspended in liquid).
Chewing gum is an organic chemical, and dissolves readily in dry-cleaning fluid.
Pilgrim will clean your wedding dress, fold it, then box and seal the dress for long storage at a low cost to you.
All items which have a label marked "do not dry clean" or unlabeled items such as plastic or items with plastic backing, plus all rubber and rubber backed items cannot be dry-cleaned. We also will not be able to clean some items that are from manufacturers we know to be unreliable.
Pilgrim guarantees fast, reliable service that will please you. Your cleaning will be ready when promised and you will be pleased with our cleaning and finishing efforts. Otherwise, please let us know. If we ruin your clothing (and it is our fault and not a manufacturer's defect) we will give you the full value of that clothing. At Pilgrim, we want you to be satisfied with our work so you will continue to trust us with your drycleaning needs. If you need to know more about known defects in clothing, the International Fabricare Institute maintains a database of manufacturer's clothing defects.