When is it advisable to prespot in dry cleaning?

The pre-spotting is always recommended and, in particular, on those parts of the garment which are in contact with the body (neck, wrists, inner band of trousers, etc..).

It’s better manual or spray pre-spotting?

From the point of view of the final result, there is no particular difference. The choice should be made according to the specifications (material type and color) of the garment to be treated. In principle, the manual pre-spotting made with a brush involves a mechanical action on the garment and is thus more aggressive.

It’s true that diluting the product with water, it makes it more delicate?

Absolutely not, in fact the opposite is true: water is a solvent that mixed with the product makes it more aggressive. When you prespot garments with delicate fibers and/or colors, the product should always be used pure.

Why should I use an additive of dry cleaning in perchlorethylene?

The dry cleaning additive boosts the cleaning action of the perc, but first of all removes the dirt keeping it in suspension in the bath preventing its redeposition on the garments.

How do I use anionic additives of dry cleaning?

The anionic additives dosing is usually in the first bath because they remove the dirt from the textile support and hold it in suspension in the solvent.

How do you use instead cationic ones?

The cationic additives are added in the second bath because they lend a substantivizing and antistatic action on the fibers giving “full hand” to the garments.

How do I use specific spot-removers?

Identified the stain to be treated, pour few drops of remover and use a spatula to detach it from the textile support, then tampon it with a dry cleaning intensifier. This makes easy to rinse the stain in the machine avoiding traces or haloes on the garment.

How do you identify the type of stain?

It is often difficult to trace the origin of the stain, especially if the same is on the garment for a long time. So it is always advisable to talk in advance with the owner of the garment to get directions to that effect.

And is it possible to catalog the stains?

In fact there is an almost endless series of spots, but a good portion of them fall into one of the following groups: tannic stains, mostly of plant origin, albuminoid stains of organic origin, and greasy stains, the most common ones.

How can I avoid damaging the colors when using a specific stain remover?

The precaution is always a must: it is advisable to test the colorfastness on an inside seam of the garment before proceeding.

What are the differences between the dry cleaning in perchlorethylene and hydrocarbon solvents?

The cleaning power (kauri butanol index) of perc is higher than the one of the hydrocarbon solvents. Using these last ones is even more necessary to add a dry cleaning intensifier to get the best result.

How should steer you in choosing a detergent for washing in the water?

It should be favored concentrated products because they are active even at low temperatures and with limited doses. It ‘also advisable to check the composition for choosing to biodegradable products.

What is the wet-cleaning?

It is a system of cleaning in water of new conception in which the synergy between products, specific programs and equipment allows to treat with excellent results garments with up to now treatable only with dry cleaning.

What are the advantages of wet-cleaning?

First, the quality of the finished product is superior from the point of view of cleanliness and freshnes. Then the system allows a considerable saving in the consumption of water and energy.

What will be the future of this field?

The trend is certainly to join the technology of wet-cleaning with a dry cleaning of quality, to offer customers a level of service that enhances the professionalism of the operator.