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Caring for the machine
Tuesday, June 01, 2010 by A well-maintained machine will help to keep your business running efficiently, avoiding unnecessary downtime and costly repairs, says Roger Cawood.

Added value without added risk
Saturday, May 01, 2010 by Most cleaners will normally price wedding dresses well above standard ladies garments and for some cleaners, these high value items represent a considerable part of their turnover.

Higher value means greater risks
Thursday, March 25, 2010 by

Checking the filter pressure
Monday, February 01, 2010 by The filter pressure gauge on the vast majority of drycleaning machines is located on or close to the filter itself. To gain visual access to the gauge, the operator needs to go round...

Incorrect care labels
Friday, January 01, 2010 by Cleaners may experience problems with garments that are apparently correctly labelled but either fail or deteriorate during drycleaning.

Handling silk correctly
Friday, January 01, 2010 by Many of the garments brought into drycleaners are wrongly labelled but this is particularly true of silks.

Allow time for moisture regain
Friday, November 27, 2009 by Many cleaners start to finish garments immediately the items are removed from the drycleaning machine and do not take any account of the fibre type.

Take extra care with sensitive fabrics in colder weather
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 by Now that the weather is getting colder, cleaners should be aware of the risks to moisture sensitive textiles. Pure white items can also be at risk.

Develop your ironing techniques
Sunday, October 11, 2009 by Ironing tables have become increasingly popular since the early 1980s.

The case for pure chemicals
Thursday, October 01, 2009 by Cleaners may experience problems with stain removal as a result of using inappropriate chemicals and dirt building up on the spotting table.

Creating the right impression
Wednesday, July 01, 2009 by It is important that drycleaning businesses make a good first impressions on their customers.

Be cautious of high risk finishes
Wednesday, July 01, 2009 by Drycleaners rely to a great extent on care labelling and particularly on the circle P and circle F symbols to help them decide if a particular garment can be processed.

Defining spot cleaning
Monday, December 01, 2008 by The practice of labelling garments “spot clean only” appears to be on the increase.

Perc and flames don’t mix!
Wednesday, October 01, 2008 by During the course of my work I often see gas-fired tumble dryers installed in close proximity to perchloroethylene (perc) drycleaning machines.

Caring for trims
Friday, August 01, 2008 by Trims such as sequins, beads and embroidery can be at risk of being damaged when the garment is cleaned, whether it is drycleaned, wetcleaned or washed.

Perc and flames don’t mix!
Friday, August 01, 2008 by

Reducing stain removal risks
Thursday, May 01, 2008 by Some stain removal treatments can cause problems with particular garments or textiles, writes Roger Cawood.

Keeping a check on llint filters
Wednesday, April 02, 2008 by Over recent months I have seen several drycleaning machines where the lint screens/filters have been neglected.

Avoiding sweals and rings
Tuesday, February 12, 2008 by Sweals and rings are a problem that are often encountered in stain removal.

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