b'SpecialStains:Stainsfromblood,ink,lipstick,nailDamage:Regularwearandtearofgarmentsand polish, and medicines will require special attention fromhouseholdtextilesshouldbeidentiedatthecounter the stain specialist. Remember that not all stains can bepriortodrycleaning.Amissingbutton,splitseam,or removed: do not guarantee to customers that they can beloose lining or hem can come as an unpleasant surprise removed. to a customer who discovers it when removing a freshly cleaned garment from its protective cover. Minor repairs Invisible Stains: Most stains result from food spills, oilycanberemediedquicklyandeasilyifyourplanthasa substances,andbeverages.Oftenaspillisblottedup,seamstress.Besuretomentiontoyourcustomerany leavingnonoticeablestain.Later,ayelloworbrownishcomplimentary repairs that were made.stain may appear, caused by the carmalization of sugar or theoxidationofbeverages,food,oroil.Treatingthese stainspriortocleaningwillincreasethechancesofWeatherDamage:Thecombinedeectsofmoisture, removal, so ask the customer if he or she knows of anylight, heat, smoke, and smog can cause many fabrics to spills on the garment. The use of an ultraviolet light mayyellow and/or weaken. Prolonged exposure to moisturealso reveal some of these hidden stains. even extreme humiditycan cause mildew discoloration . Condensationorrainwatercancausewaterrings.Be SetStains:Somestainscannotberemovedbecauseaware of these telltale signs, particularly when inspecting they have set with age or because the dyes in the fabrichousehold textiles.are too sensitive. Others cannot be removed because the stainingsubstancehasdamagedthefabricordye.All stainsshouldbebroughttotheattentionofboththe customer and the stain removal specialist.Color Loss: Fabrics and fabric dyes can be damaged by alcohol found in perfumes, colognes, and hair bleaching products.Likewise,chemicalsfoundindeodorantsand body perspiration can also cause damage. Some fabrics water-spotuponcontactwithanymoisture.Examine garments around the neckline, shoulders, underarm, and along the waistline. Bring any color loss to the customers attention and note it on the invoice.This sweater began to stretch during normal wear, but during cleaning it became extremely out of shape. Stretching: Knitted fabrics, particularly acrylic bers, tend to stretch when exposed to heat. Knits hung on hangers instead of being laid at often often elongate or stretch fromtheweightofthematerial.Someknittedfabrics contain elastic bers which can deteriorate with age and use,causinglocalizedstretching.Examineknitted garmentscarefullyandbringanystretchedordistorted Perspiration left in this blouse has eventuallyfabric to the customers attention. Know the plant policy discoloredthe underarms.on measuring knitted garmentsMidwest Drycleaning & Laundry Institutewww.MWDLI.org / 765-969-5745 5'