You play an important role in helping to assure that your garments keep that "like new" look:
- Have your garments cleaned frequently to help prolong their life. Stains left too long are sometimes impossible to remove and will shorten the wear life of the garment.
- Discuss any stains with us. Be sure to point out light-colored or invisible spills such as from soft drinks or white wine. These stains contain sugar, which can caramelize and turn brown with water before dry cleaning.
- Bring the garment in for professional care as soon as possible after it is stained.
- Avoid fabric contact with solutions containing alcohol, such as perfumes and lotions. Alcohol can upset the dyes in delicate fabrics.
- Allow deodorants and antiperspirants to dry before you dress.
- Protect your garments from excessive perspiration. The chloride salts in perspiration can seriously weaken delicate fabrics like silk.
- Protect your fabrics from prolonged exposure to direct sunlight or strong artificial light. Bright colors, especially blues and greens, tend to oxidize and fade.
- Don't press stained or soiled clothes. The heat will set the stains and the pressure will force soil deeper into the fibers.