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We have new helpful videos to ease your cleaning day blues and emergencies. These inlude: 

  • Cleaning - How to are for different Fibres & Fabrics, Clothes, Curtains and Suites.
  • Stains - examples with step by step instructions.
  • Ironing - Make wash-day easy with our video demo's.
  • Product Demonstrations - See exactly how you should use DrCleans special products.

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How Should You Treat Delicate Fabrics?

w/e 28/06/21
How a professional cleaner deals with delicate fabrics is an indication of their skill and knowledge about cleaning and stain removal. Poor dry cleaners often ask for owners risk on a garment that are well labeled and that have no difficult stains, adornments or any other potential problems,

If that's the case then this cleaner is not one you should have a great deal of confidence in.

However, if a garment is washable and you want to clean it yourself then follow these basic rules and you will be protecting your clothes as best you can.

Most importantly, always follow the instructions on the care label as this ensures you protect yourself against faulty workmanship or bad labeling.

If you have a suspicion that the label is wrong then you can contact the quality control (QC) department of the retail outlet you bought it from and tell them your concerns. QC departments are often very helpful and approachable, after all you're a customer who's spent money in their shop and they don't want to have any problem garments.

Stains

Don't ever dig or scratch the surface of the fabric,

as this is very likely to damage the fibres and if you do that you'll have a mark left after you remove a stain.

  • When treating the stained area make sure you lubricate it with something like glycerin as well as the stain treatment.
  • Tamp the area with a soft brush (explanation in the stain section).
  • Don't rub it.

Washing

Place the garment in a net bag,

preferably with a zip closure (a pillow case is a great substitute), if not then make sure the garment can't come out by closing it with safety pins.

  • Use a delicate program that gives a high level of water in the cage and low agitation.
  • Put as many similarly coloured garments in the load as you can to limit movement while it washes.
  • Remove the clothes as soon after the cycle finishes as you can.
  • It isn't advisable to put the garment in the wash on it's own unless it fills the machines cage.

Ironing

Follow the instructions on heat settings,

often delicate fabrics are thermoplastic, meaning they melt when heated too highly.

  • Place the garment in the exact position you want to iron it before you put the iron on.
  • Move the iron in one direction at a time and then lift the iron and move it to another position.
  • If the garment slips on the board then hold it's top with one hand and iron away from your hand using a single motion and even pressure.

Common sense will help in any cleaning and always remember "If in doubt - Don't"

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We're often asked by visitors to the site to find certain products used by professionals and to supply them through DrClean. Perhaps the most requested is anything that might clean an iron easily - and now we've found the perfect answer. Ez-Off is made in the USA and is designed for professionals to clean their commercial irons.

Here's how it's used;

  • To clean equipment squeeze a liberal amount of Ez-Off onto a heavy cotton cloth (an old terry towel works best).
  • While the equipment is HOT rub the soiled metal pressing or ironing surface with circular motions. After removing all the soil simply wipe with the clean end of the cloth.
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