How do I treat a stain before
it goes to the dry cleaner? DON’T
Use only cold water or a cold damp cloth to remove any excess liquid. But be careful not to smudge in grease or food particles if that’s what your dealing with.
Most Times Your Best Bet Is To Leave It Alone
You can make matters worse by trying to treat it yourself. If it is a “Dry Clean Only” garment, turn the stain outward, place it in a plastic bag and get it over to us as soon as possible. The faster we can get to treating it, the higher chance we’ll be able to get it out.
For washables you have a few choices, but again, the best bet is to get it to us immediately. NEVER WASH A STAIN IN HOT WATER. This will make it set into the material. A Dry Cleaner can get out grease and oil products better than washing.
“Practice isn’t the thing you do once you’re good. It’s the thing you do that makes you good.”
If you are determined to try it yourself, the disclaimer is going to be, “But we told you so.” White Kitchen Vinegar is your friend for many household stains, and good old dish detergent is best for greasy messes. If this isn’t your favorite shirt, and your not going to be receiving any awards, most stains are manageable from home if you have proper laundry accommodations. But, for your important stuff, it’s best left to a professional dry cleaner to get the stains out. That’s what we’re here for. Stains are kinda our thing.