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What is Wet Cleaning
The common term for “wet cleaning” is professional laundering. Specialized techniques are employed when cleaning an article with water and soap or detergent, as dry cleaners are trained to use specific agents with water.
Fabric stains, soil, or discoloration (yellowing) can be successfully handled by home hand washing. Fabrics of cotton, linen, wool, some rayon and “manmade silk” are candidates for “do-it-yourself” cleaning. Embossed, embroidered, trimmed, beaded, or special ornamental textiles require professional cleaning care. Consult with a textile specialist prior to a home attempt to clean, as an article could be permanently damaged.
A Care Label is affixed to almost every textile article on the market. Read the label at point of purchase to be certain of care and maintenance of the article. Note especially whether or not the item is colorfast and washable, or dry clean only.
When in doubt about the method of care; to dry or wet clean, consult with a professional textile specialist. Contact Evelyn S. Kennedy at 860-464-2001 or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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