green dry cleaner

What to Use: Paper, Plastic, or Reusable Bags?

Over my lifetime we have gone from using paper bags, to plastic bags, back to paper bags, to reusable bags. But what is really the most environmentally friendly way to carry your groceries and dry cleaning home? Let’s start with exposing some of the misinformation: ·         Plastic bags create some estimated 300 million pounds of [...]

, , , , , , ,

How to Remove a Latte Stain from Coat

How to Remove a Latte Stain from Coat Sitting outside at the local café, ok Starbucks, on a nice sunny day sipping a latte and people watching is as relaxing as getting a massage. So don’t stress out when you look down and see latte dribbled down the front of your shirt. Attack the latte [...]

, , , , , , ,

How to Remove a Guacamole Stain from a Blouse

How to Remove a Guacamole Stain from a Blouse Chips and Guacamole, Yum! Yum! I can eat it all day but wearing it is a different story. Quickly remove it with: Dawn Dishwashing Liquid and water. Use a butter knife or spoon to lightly scrape off any solid pieces of guacamole without smearing it or [...]

, , , , , , , , ,

How to Wash my Bed Bath and Beyond Curtains?

How do I wash my Bed Bath and Beyond Curtains? Basic Information: · Curtains often are damaged by sun light. Either directly or indirectly. Often this damage is undetectable on white curtains. · Signs of sun damage are: color fading, yellowing, fibers feeling dry, weak-brittle to the touch. Gently pull on the curtain in an [...]

, , , , , , ,

How to Remove Chocolate Milk Stains from a Coat.

How to Remove Chocolate Milk Stains from a Coat. General Info: Regardless of the chocolate milk manufacture whether it’s Nesquik, Hershey or Clover Stornetta, most chocolate milk contain chocolate, sugar, and milk. Milk is a strong bonding protein and needs to be address sooner than later. How to test for colorfastness: Take the stain removal [...]

, , , , ,

How to Remove Cat Feces Stains from a Cushion Cover.

How to Remove Cat Feces Stains from a Cushion Cover. Having your kitty on your lap and gently petting them is a comforting feeling. But looking down and seeing a skid mark (feces stain) is not a pleasant sight. Cat feces is water soluble thus a good laundry detergent will easily break it down and [...]

, , , , , , ,

How to Remove Apple Sauce Stain from a Blouse.

How to Remove Apple Sauce Stain from a Blouse. Apple sauce is eaten by every toddler in the United States at one time or another. Thus it’s spilled on perhaps every imaginable item, ranging from the couch to the toddler own socks, from the parents clothes to stroller seat. Luckily apple sauce is colorless, odorless, [...]

, , , , ,

Wedding Gown

Each post contains a different wedding gown we have cleaned. View each one to see the different styles, shapes, and designs. We clean your wedding gown using a non toxic dry clean system then hand steam your wedding gown to perfection prior to the big day. Because new does not mean clean, new means owned “for the first time.” [...]

, , , , , , , ,

Preserved Wedding Gown in a Box

We clean your wedding gown using a non toxic dry clean system then hand steam your wedding gown to perfection prior to the big day. Because new does not mean clean, new means owned “for the first time.” After the big day we will remove the stains with non toxic stain remover and then clean the wedding gown in our [...]

, , , , , , , ,

Wedding Gown

Each “Wedding Gown” post contains a different wedding gown we have cleaned. View each one to see the different styles, shapes, and designs. We clean and steam your wedding gown prior to the big day. Because new does not mean clean, new means owned “for the first time.”   After the big day we clean [...]

, , , , , , , , ,

Wedding Gown

  Each “Wedding Gown” post contains a different wedding gown we have cleaned. View each one to see the different styles, shapes, and designs. We clean and steam your wedding gown prior to the big day. Because new does not mean clean, new means owned “for the first time.”   After the big day we [...]

, , , , , , , , , ,

Wedding Gown

  Each “Wedding Gown” post contains a different wedding gown we have cleaned. View each one to see the different styles, shapes, and designs. We clean and steam your wedding gown prior to the big day. Because new does not mean clean, new means owned “for the first time.”   After the big day we [...]

, , , , , , ,

How to Remove Ballpoint Pen Ink Stains from a Bathrobe.

How to Remove Ballpoint Pen Ink Stains from a Bathrobe. It’s the funniest thing in the world. When we get an ink stain from a ballpoint pen in the shop it’s usually a mark that is 2 or 3 lines on the back of a dress shirt. Why on the back? Because guys use the [...]

, , , , , , , ,

UCLA Sustainable Technology Program Sponsors Wet Clean Demonstration in San Jose CA

The UCLA Sustainable Technology Program sponsored an information and demonstration workshop for the non toxic Professional Wet Clean system on March 11, 2012 in San Jose CA at Branham Lane Cleaners.   This system is a solvent free, non toxic alternative to traditional Dry Clean. Wet Clean and Carbon Dioxide (CO2) are the only two [...]

, , , , , , , , ,

San Francisco Environment Awards Ceremony 2012

San Francisco Environment 2012 Awards Ceremony We are as usually proud to be associated with the San Francisco Green Business Program. Congratulations to all the businesses who received a Green Business Award this year. We are honored to be a recipient of a Green Business Award and as a proud sponsor of the program.   Karl Huie Pacific Heights [...]

, , , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Breast Milk Stains from a Dress.

How to Remove Breast Milk Stains from a Dress. Breast milk is a strong bonding protein that is difficult to remove when it has dried and impossible to remove after it has aged. So as soon as your baby has finished spitting up all over you, quickly attend to the stain.   Fresh Breast Milk [...]

, , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Red Raspberry Stains from a Evening Gown.

How to Remove Red Raspberry Stains from a Evening Gown. Red Raspberry is also known as Hindberry, Reapberry, Bramble, Gauriphal, by some. Whether the red raspberries are from a roadside bush, the farmers market, the Whole Foods organic grocery store, or the cheapest red raspberries you can find on sale, it doesn’t matter, they all [...]

, , , , , ,

How to Remove Tea Stains from a Purse.

How to Remove Tea Stains from a Purse. From a stain removal aspect tea is tea. Whether it is Fine Asian Green Tea from the herbal tea store, Celestial Seasonings Herbal Tea, Peet’s Spiced Tea, Starbuck’s Chai Tea, or Lipton Black Tea they are all made from tea leaves making the stain a Tannin stain. [...]

, , , , , ,

How to Remove Cranberry Juice Stains from a Dress.

How to Remove Cranberry Juice Stains from a Dress.   Cranberry juice is a great prevention for avoiding bladder infections. It is not so great when textiles are stained with cranberries.     Fresh Cranberry Juice Stain: Vaska Laundry Detergent Blot the cranberry juice stain with a wet towel followed by a dry towel. Repeat [...]

, , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Breast Milk Stains from a Down Comforter.

How to Remove Breast Milk Stains from a Down Comforter. Breast milk is a strong bonding protein that is difficult to remove when it has dried and impossible to remove after it has aged. So as soon as your baby has finished spitting up all over you, quickly attend to the stain.   Fresh Breast [...]

, , , , , , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove a Latte Stain from a Blouse.

How to Remove a Latte Stain from a Blouse.   Sitting outside at the local café, ok Starbucks, on a nice sunny day sipping a latte and people watching is as relaxing as getting a massage. So don’t stress out when you look down and see latte dribbled down the front of your shirt.   [...]

, , , , , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Tomato Sauce Stains from Clothes.

How to Remove Tomato Sauce Stains from Clothes. You say Tomato – I say Toe mot toe, no matter how you say it, it stains the same. It is a tannin stain and it is also one of the more difficult to remove stains. Attack it quickly for best results. Create a spotting solution with [...]

, , , , , , , , ,

How to remove a Fishy, Musty Smell from Clothes.

How to remove a Fishy, Musty Smell from Clothes. A fishy smell will generally wash out with a good laundry detergent, however if you went wrestling with a 100 pound sturgeon and lost then the stain and smell will be a little more difficult to handle. Or perhaps you stored something in the closet that [...]

, , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove a Cake Stain from Clothes.

How to Remove a Cake Stain from Clothes.   The majority of a cake stain is oil from the cake and sugar from the frosting. The solids from the cake will easily wipe off. With a butter knife or spoon lightly scrape off any solid cake without imbedding the cake further into the material.  Applying [...]

, , , , , , , , , , ,

What is Truly Green Dry Cleaning? by Julianna Mo of Press On Cleaners in San Mateo

What is truly green dry cleaning? (article printed in The Daily Journal; October 08, 2009, 10:40pm by Julianna Mo) Have you ever wondered what green dry cleaning really means? This term can confuse even the most educated consumer because there are no universally accepted guidelines as to what qualifies as a “green dry cleaner.” Many [...]

, , , , , , , , , , , ,

What Makes Pacific Heights Cleaners Different Than Other Dry Cleaners.

What Makes Pacific Heights Cleaners Different Than Other Dry Cleaners.   What Makes Us Different: To put this into context, there are more dry cleaners than Starbucks, so why make the effort to come use us. Years ago we made a huge commitment to preserve our environment without sacrificing our commitment to service, quality, and [...]

, , , , , , , ,

Testimonial from Susan R.

“Karl, I wanted to say thank you for the nice gift certficate for your cleaners, I love the level of service I get and finally have found a GOOD dry cleaners, Thank you, Susan R.”

, , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Chocolate Milk Stains from a Clothes.

How to Remove Chocolate Milk Stains from a Clothes. General Info: Regardless of the chocolate milk manufacture, whether it’s Nesquik, Hershey or Clover Stornetta, most chocolate milk contain chocolate, sugar, and milk. Milk is a strong bonding protein and needs to be address sooner than later. How to test for colorfastness: Take the stain removal [...]

, , , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Ravioli Sauce Stains from a Skirt.

How to Remove Ravioli Sauce Stains from a Skirt.   Ravioli’s date back to the 14th Century in letters written by some guy named Francesco di Marco, however if a ravioli stain is that old my best educated guess would be it’s permanent. So don’t even try to remove the stain because you will damage [...]

, , , , , , ,

How to Remove Red Raspberry Stains from a Parka.

How to Remove Red Raspberry Stains from a Parka. Red Raspberry is also known as Hindberry, Reapberry, Bramble, Gauriphal, by some. Whether the red raspberries are from a roadside bush, the farmers market, the Whole Foods organic grocery store, or the cheapest red raspberries you can find on sale, it doesn’t matter, they all stain [...]

, , , , ,

How to Remove Tea Stains from a Nightgown.

How to Remove Tea Stains from a Nightgown. From a stain removal aspect tea is tea. Whether it is Fine Asian Green Tea from the herbal tea store, Celestial Seasonings Herbal Tea, Peet’s Spiced Tea, Starbuck’s Chai Tea, or Lipton Black Tea they are all made from tea leaves making the stain a Tannin stain. [...]

, , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Pesto Sauce Stains from a Sweater.

How to Remove Pesto Sauce Stains from a Sweater. FOOD FIGHT! No matter who won the fight, you, your fork, or your friend sitting across the table from you, the results are the same. Pesto Sauce everywhere! Luckily pesto sauce is more of less oil and herbs. So once we break down the oil everything [...]

, , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Cranberry Stains from a Slack.

How to Remove Cranberry Stains from a Slack. Whether the cranberries are from the farmers market, Whole Foods organic grocery store, or the cheapest cranberries you can find on sale, it doesn’t matter, they all stain the same. A cranberry stain is an acidic tannin stain. Many of the spotting products such as Spray n [...]

, , , , , ,

How to Remove Cat Urine Stains from Clothes.

How to Remove Cat Urine Stains from Clothes. Cat Urine…Wow!  What a difficult problem. Cats are intelligent creatures. We regularly see cat’s urinate on their owner’s prized possessions, i.e. comforter, blanket, and pillows when they are upset with the owner. Often this is when the owner leaves the cat locked in the house for a [...]

, , , , , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove a Marinara Sauce Stain from a Polo Shirt.

How to Remove a Marinara Sauce Stain from a Polo Shirt. It is next to impossible to eat pasta with a marinara sauce and not get some on yourself. No matter how hard I try. When I’m done with my plate and I look down and there it is a few specks on my shirt [...]

, , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Breast Milk Stains from a Cushion Cover.

How to Remove Breast Milk Stains from a Cushion Cover.   Breast milk is a strong bonding protein that is difficult to remove when it has dried and impossible to remove after it has aged. So as soon as your baby has finished spitting up all over you, quickly attend to the stain.   Fresh [...]

, , , , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Salsa Stains from a Baseball Cap.

How to Remove Salsa Stains from a Baseball Cap.   Everyone has a comfort food. Chips and Salsa is my comfort food. Weird but true. Go figure, I guess that’s why everyone is different.   Use a butter knife or spoon to lightly scrape off any solid pieces of salsa without smearing it or embedding [...]

, , , , , , ,

How to Remove Ravioli Sauce Stains from a Slack.

How to Remove Ravioli Sauce Stains from a Slack. Ravioli’s date back to the 14th Century in letters written by some guy named Francesco di Marco, however if a ravioli stain is that old my best educated guess would be it’s permanent. So don’t even try to remove the stain because you will damage the [...]

, , , , , , ,

How to Remove Cranberry Stains from a Sleeping Bag.

How to Remove Cranberry Stains from a Sleeping Bag. Whether the cranberries are from the farmers market, Whole Foods organic grocery store, or the cheapest cranberries you can find on sale, it doesn’t matter, they all stain the same. A cranberry stain is an acidic tannin stain. Many of the spotting products such as Spray [...]

, , , , , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Cat Urine Stains from a Cardigan Sweater.

How to Remove Cat Urine Stains from a Cardigan Sweater. Cat Urine…Wow!  What a difficult problem. Cats are intelligent creatures. We regularly see cat’s urinate on their owner’s prized possessions, i.e. comforter, blanket, and pillows when they are upset with the owner. Often this is when the owner leaves the cat locked in the house [...]

, , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Cranberry Juice Stains from a Denim Skirt.

How to Remove Cranberry Juice Stains from a Denim Skirt. Cranberry juice is a great prevention for avoiding bladder infections. It is not so great when textiles are stained with cranberries.     Fresh Cranberry Juice Stain: Vaska Laundry Detergent Blot the cranberry juice stain with a wet towel followed by a dry towel. Repeat [...]

, , , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Salsa Stains from a Blouse.

How to Remove Salsa Stains from a Blouse. Everyone has a comfort food. Chips and Salsa is my comfort food. Weird but true. Go figure, I guess that’s why everyone is different.   Use a butter knife or spoon to lightly scrape off any solid pieces of salsa without smearing it or embedding it further [...]

, , , , , , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Cat Feces Stains from a Clothes.

How to Remove Cat Feces Stains from a Clothes. Having your kitty on your lap and gently petting them is a comforting feeling. But looking down and seeing a skid mark (feces stain) is not a pleasant sight. A cat feces stain is a water soluble stain thus a good laundry detergent will easily break [...]

, , , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove a Sour Cream Stain from a Bathrobe.

How to Remove a Sour Cream Stain from a Bathrobe. Sour Cream is a protein stain. As the protein dries and ages it becomes more difficult to remove. Use a butter knife or spoon to scrape off as much of the sour cream as possible without embedding it into the material. Then proceed with creating [...]

, , , , , , ,

How to remove a Fish Stain from a Wedding Gown.

How to remove a Fish Stain from a Wedding Gown. A fish stain will generally wash out with a good laundry detergent, however if you went wrestling with a fish and lost then the stain and smell will be a little more difficult to handle. In the case of the latter we will need a [...]

, , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Tea Stains from a Down Comforter.

How to Remove Tea Stains from a Down Comforter. From a stain removal aspect tea is tea. Whether it is Fine Asian Green Tea from the herbal tea store, Celestial Seasonings Herbal Tea, Peet’s Spiced Tea, Starbuck’s Chai Tea, or Lipton Black Tea they are all made from tea leaves making the stain a Tannin [...]

, , , , , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Salsa Stains from a Blanket.

How to Remove Salsa Stains from a Blanket. Everyone has a comfort food. Chips and Salsa is my comfort food. Weird but true. Go figure, I guess that’s why everyone is different.   Use a butter knife or spoon to lightly scrape off any solid pieces of salsa without smearing it or embedding it further [...]

, , , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Breast Milk Stains from a Down Comforter.

How to Remove Breast Milk Stains from a Down Comforter. Breast milk is a strong bonding protein that is difficult to remove when it has dried and impossible to remove after it has aged. So as soon as your baby has finished spitting up all over you, quickly attend to the stain.   Fresh Breast [...]

, , , , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove a Marinara Sauce Stain from a Raincoat.

How to Remove a Marinara Sauce Stain from a Raincoat. It is next to impossible to eat pasta with a marinara sauce and not get some on yourself. No matter how hard I try. When I’m done with my plate and I look down and there it is a few specks on my shirt or [...]

, , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Ring Around the Collar and Cuff Stains from a Coat.

How to Remove Ring Around the Collar and Cuff Stains from a Coat.   Ring around the collar and cuff is made up of body oils and dirt. The oil attracts the dirt from the atmosphere. A good laundry detergent with a little help from an oil remover will solve the problem. Vaska Laundry Detergent [...]

, , , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Cranberry Stains from a Suit.

How to Remove Cranberry Stains from a Suit. Whether the cranberries are from the farmers market, Whole Foods organic grocery store, or the cheapest cranberries you can find on sale, it doesn’t matter, they all stain the same. A cranberry stain is an acidic tannin stain. Many of the spotting products such as Spray n [...]

, , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Ravioli Sauce Stains from a Sweater.

How to Remove Ravioli Sauce Stains from a Sweater. Ravioli’s date back to the 14th Century in letters written by some guy named Francesco di Marco, however if a ravioli stain is that old my best educated guess would be it’s permanent. So don’t even try to remove the stain because you will damage the [...]

, , , , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Salsa Stains from a Bedspread.

How to Remove Salsa Stains from a Bedspread. Everyone has a comfort food. Chips and Salsa is my comfort food. Weird but true. Go figure, I guess that’s why everyone is different.   Use a butter knife or spoon to lightly scrape off any solid pieces of salsa without smearing it or embedding it further [...]

, , , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Tea Stains from a Denim Skirt.

How to Remove Tea Stains from a Denim Skirt.   From a stain removal aspect tea is tea. Whether it is Fine Asian Green Tea from the herbal tea store, Celestial Seasonings Herbal Tea, Peet’s Spiced Tea, Starbuck’s Chai Tea, or Lipton Black Tea they are all made from tea leaves making the stain a [...]

, , , , , , ,

European Finishing vs American Pressing.

Our philosophy is that in order to develop and maintain a successful business we need to constantly evaluate everything we do to serve you better and to provide you with a greater value. We evaluate our service, our quality, the value we offer, our process, the products we use, test new products, develop new techniques, [...]

, , , , , , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Cat Feces Stains from a Blouse.

How to Remove Cat Feces Stains from a Blouse. Having your kitty on your lap and gently petting them is a comforting feeling. But looking down and seeing a skid mark (feces stain) is not a pleasant sight. A cat feces stain is a water soluble stain thus a good laundry detergent will easily break [...]

, , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Red Raspberry Stains from a Raincoat.

How to Remove Red Raspberry Stains from a Raincoat.   Red Raspberry is also known as Hindberry, Reapberry, Bramble, Gauriphal, by some. Whether the red raspberries are from a roadside bush, the farmers market, the Whole Foods organic grocery store, or the cheapest red raspberries you can find on sale, it doesn’t matter, they all [...]

, , , , , ,

How to Remove Cranberry Stains from a Sweater.

How to Remove Cranberry Stains from a Sweater.   Whether the cranberries are from the farmers market, Whole Foods organic grocery store, or the cheapest cranberries you can find on sale, it doesn’t matter, they all stain the same. A cranberry stain is an acidic tannin stain. Many of the spotting products such as Spray [...]

, , , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Cat Feces Stains from a Blanket.

How to Remove Cat Feces Stains from a Blanket.   Having your kitty on your lap and gently petting them is a comforting feeling. But looking down and seeing a skid mark (feces stain) is not a pleasant sight. A cat feces stain is a water soluble stain thus a good laundry detergent will easily [...]

, , , , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Ravioli Sauce Stains from a Sweatshirt.

How to Remove Ravioli Sauce Stains from a Sweatshirt. Ravioli’s date back to the 14th Century in letters written by some guy named Francesco di Marco, however if a ravioli stain is that old my best educated guess would be it’s permanent. So don’t even try to remove the stain because you will damage the [...]

, , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Chocolate Milk Stains from a Bedspread.

How to Remove Chocolate Milk Stains from a Bedspread. General Info: Regardless of the chocolate milk manufacture, whether it’s Nesquik, Hershey or Clover Stornetta, most chocolate milk contain chocolate, sugar, and milk. Milk is a strong bonding protein and needs to be address sooner than later. How to test for colorfastness: Take the stain removal [...]

, , , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Salsa Stains from a Bathrobe.

How to Remove Salsa Stains from a Bathrobe.   Everyone has a comfort food. Chips and Salsa is my comfort food. Weird but true. Go figure, I guess that’s why everyone is different.   Use a butter knife or spoon to lightly scrape off any solid pieces of salsa without smearing it or embedding it [...]

, , , , , , ,

How to Remove Pesto Sauce Stains from a Wedding Gown.

How to Remove Pesto Sauce Stains from a Wedding Gown.   FOOD FIGHT! No matter who won the fight, you, your fork, or your friend sitting across the table from you, the results are the same. Pesto Sauce everywhere! Luckily pesto sauce is more of less oil and herbs. So once we break down the [...]

, , , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Breast Milk Stains from a Cushion Cover.

How to Remove Breast Milk Stains from a Cushion Cover.   Breast milk is a strong bonding protein that is difficult to remove when it has dried and impossible to remove after it has aged. So as soon as your baby has finished spitting up all over you, quickly attend to the stain.   Fresh [...]

, , , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove a Marinara Sauce Stain from a Scarf.

How to Remove a Marinara Sauce Stain from a Scarf.   It is next to impossible to eat pasta with a marinara sauce and not get some on yourself. No matter how hard I try. When I’m done with my plate and I look down and there it is a few specks on my shirt [...]

, , , , , , ,

How to Remove Cranberry Juice Stains from a Cushion Cover.

How to Remove Cranberry Juice Stains from a Cushion Cover. Cranberry juice is a great prevention for avoiding bladder infections. It is not so great when textiles are stained with cranberries.     Fresh Cranberry Juice Stain: Vaska Laundry Detergent Blot the cranberry juice stain with a wet towel followed by a dry towel. Repeat [...]

, , , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Ring Around the Collar and Cuff Stains from a Dress.

How to Remove Ring Around the Collar and Cuff Stains from a Denim Dress. Ring around the collar and cuff is made up of body oils and dirt. The oil attracts the dirt from the atmosphere. A good laundry detergent with a little help from an oil remover will solve the problem. Vaska Laundry Detergent [...]

, , , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Cat Urine Stains from a Blouse.

How to Remove Cat Urine Stains from a Blouse.   Cat Urine…Wow!  What a difficult problem. Cats are intelligent creatures. We regularly see cat’s urinate on their owner’s prized possessions, i.e. comforter, blanket, and pillows when they are upset with the owner. Often this is when the owner leaves the cat locked in the house [...]

, , , , , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Cranberry Stains from a Sweatshirt.

How to Remove Cranberry Stains from a Sweatshirt.   Whether the cranberries are from the farmers market, Whole Foods organic grocery store, or the cheapest cranberries you can find on sale, it doesn’t matter, they all stain the same. A cranberry stain is an acidic tannin stain. Many of the spotting products such as Spray [...]

, , , , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Cat Feces Stains from a Bedspread.

How to Remove Cat Feces Stains from a Bedspread.   Having your kitty on your lap and gently petting them is a comforting feeling. But looking down and seeing a skid mark (feces stain) is not a pleasant sight. A cat feces stain is a water soluble stain thus a good laundry detergent will easily [...]

, , , , , , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Chocolate Milk Stains from a Bathrobe.

How to Remove Chocolate Milk Stains from a Bathrobe.   General Info: Regardless of the chocolate milk manufacture, whether it’s Nesquik, Hershey or Clover Stornetta, most chocolate milk contain chocolate, sugar, and milk. Milk is a strong bonding protein and needs to be address sooner than later. How to test for colorfastness: Take the stain [...]

, , , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Red Wine from Silk

How to Remove Red Wine from Silk   Always evaluate the stain, color and material before proceeding. If the color is sensitive or the material is delicate you must modify your technique. Test for Color Bleeding. Dilute one part soap with ten parts water to create a solution to test for color bleeding in a [...]

, , , , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Red Wine from Cotton.

How to Remove Red Wine from Cotton.   Testing 1-2-3: Test the color in a hidden area with soap and water to see if it’s colorfast. 1.      Apply a small amount of distilled white vinegar directly onto the stain and let it rest for a few minutes. 2.      Blot off with a wet towel followed [...]

, , , , ,

How to Remove Milk Stains from Wool.

How to Remove Milk Stains from Wool.   General Info: Wool is a natural fiber derived from animal hairs. Using excessively high heat, agitation, and alkaline products will cause the hairs to curl crating shrinkage, felting, and tightening of the weave. Most dyes on wool are stable but it’s always best to test for color [...]

, , , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove a Milk Stain from Silk.

How to Remove a Milk Stain from Silk.   Often silk garments have a soft (non colorfast) dye to give the color depth. Test for color bleeding in a hidden area of the garment before proceeding with the removal of the milk stain.   Using a white towel apply a small amount of the solution [...]

, , , , , , , ,

How to Remove a Milk Stain from Rayon.

How to Remove a Milk Stain from Rayon.   Milk is one of the more difficult stains we see come through our stores. By the time we see the milk stain it has dried and set. Milk is a protein with a strong bonding agent and as it ages it requires a lot of effort [...]

, , , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Chocolate Stains from Silk.

How to Remove Chocolate Stains from Silk.   You break your diet and sneak a piece of chocolate, OK a few pieces of chocolate. But it was all worth it except you dropped a little piece on yourself.   How are you going to remove that chocolate stain?   A chocolate stain is nothing more [...]

, , , , , , , ,

How to remove chocolate stains from Rayon.

How to remove chocolate stains from Rayon.   You break your diet and sneak a piece of chocolate, OK a few pieces of chocolate. But it was all worth it except you dropped a small piece and created a chocolate stain.   DO NOT LICK IT UP! I know it’s a waste of chocolate. DO [...]

, , , , , , , , , , ,

How to remove a Blood Stain from Cotton.

How to remove a Blood Stain from Cotton.   It is extremely important to evaluate the stain, color and material before proceeding. Some of the products that we will be using can cause color loss and material damage. Test First: in a hidden area apply the product to a white towel and dab in a [...]

, , , , , ,

How to remove a Blood Stain from Silk.

How to remove a Blood Stain from Silk. Remember to always evaluated color and material. Test for color bleeding in a hidden area of the garment before proceeding with stain removal. Using a white towel apply a small amount of the solution onto the towel and dab a hidden area of the garment. If color [...]

, , , , , ,

How to Remove a Blood Stain From Rayon.

How to Remove a Blood Stain From Rayon. Rayon is a fiber that’s manufactured from wood pulp. Some rayon’s are colorfast and some are not, some will shrink and other won’t. Excess agitation will always cause the rayon to pill and have a fuzzy look on the surface of the material. It’s important to test [...]

, , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Ring Around the Collar and Cuff Stains from a Denim Jacket.

How to Remove Ring Around the Collar and Cuff Stains from a Denim Jacket. Ring around the collar and cuff is made up of body oils and dirt. The oil attracts the dirt from the atmosphere. A good laundry detergent with a little help from an oil remover will solve the problem. Vaska Laundry Detergent [...]

, , , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Cat Urine Stains from a Blanket.

How to Remove Cat Urine Stains from a Blanket.   Cat Urine…Wow!  What a difficult problem. Cats are intelligent creatures. We regularly see cat’s urinate on their owner’s prized possessions, i.e. comforter, blanket, and pillows when they are upset with the owner. Often this is when the owner leaves the cat locked in the house [...]

, , , , , ,

How to Remove Tea Stains from a Couch Cover.

How to Remove Tea Stains from a Couch Cover.   From a stain removal aspect tea is tea. Whether it is Fine Asian Green Tea from the herbal tea store, Celestial Seasonings Herbal Tea, Peet’s Spiced Tea, Starbuck’s Chai Tea, or Lipton Black Tea they are all made from tea leaves making the stain a [...]

, , , , , , ,

How to Remove Chocolate Milk Stains from a Baseball Cap.

How to Remove Chocolate Milk Stains from a Baseball Cap.   General Info: Regardless of the chocolate milk manufacture, whether it’s Nesquik, Hershey or Clover Stornetta, most chocolate milk contain chocolate, sugar, and milk. Milk is a strong bonding protein and needs to be address sooner than later. How to test for colorfastness: Take the [...]

, , , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Ravioli Sauce Stains from a Wedding Gown.

How to Remove Ravioli Sauce Stains from a Wedding Gown. Ravioli’s date back to the 14th Century in letters written by some guy named Francesco di Marco, however if a ravioli stain is that old my best educated guess would be it’s permanent. So don’t even try to remove the stain because you will damage [...]

, , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Cat Feces Stains from a Bathrobe.

How to Remove Cat Feces Stains from a Bathrobe.   Having your kitty on your lap and gently petting them is a comforting feeling. But looking down and seeing a skid mark (feces stain) is not a pleasant sight. A cat feces stain is a water soluble stain thus a good laundry detergent will easily [...]

, , , , , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Ring Around the Collar and Cuff Stains from a Denim Dress.

How to Remove Ring Around the Collar and Cuff Stains from a Denim Dress.     Ring around the collar and cuff is made up of body oils and dirt. The oil attracts the dirt from the atmosphere. A good laundry detergent with a little help from an oil remover will solve the problem. Vaska [...]

, , , , , , ,

How to Remove a Marinara Sauce Stain from a Shirt.

How to Remove a Marinara Sauce Stain from a Shirt. It is next to impossible to eat pasta with a marinara sauce and not get some on yourself. No matter how hard I try. When I’m done with my plate and I look down and there it is a few specks on my shirt or [...]

, , , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Cat Urine Stains from a Bedspread.

How to Remove Cat Urine Stains from a Bedspread. Cat Urine…Wow!  What a difficult problem. Cats are intelligent creatures. We regularly see cat’s urinate on their owner’s prized possessions, i.e. comforter, blanket, and pillows when they are upset with the owner. Often this is when the owner leaves the cat locked in the house for [...]

, , , , , , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Breast Milk Stains from a Comforter.

How to Remove Breast Milk Stains from a Comforter.   Breast milk is a strong bonding protein that is difficult to remove when it has dried and impossible to remove after it has aged. So as soon as your baby has finished spitting up all over you, quickly attend to the stain.   Fresh Breast [...]

, , , , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Red Raspberry Stains from a Shirt.

How to Remove Red Raspberry Stains from a Shirt.   Red Raspberry is also known as Hindberry, Reapberry, Bramble, Gauriphal, by some. Whether the red raspberries are from a roadside bush, the farmers market, the Whole Foods organic grocery store, or the cheapest red raspberries you can find on sale, it doesn’t matter, they all [...]

, , , , ,

How to Remove Tea Stains from a Comforter.

How to Remove Tea Stains from a Comforter.   From a stain removal aspect tea is tea. Whether it is Fine Asian Green Tea from the herbal tea store, Celestial Seasonings Herbal Tea, Peet’s Spiced Tea, Starbuck’s Chai Tea, or Lipton Black Tea they are all made from tea leaves making the stain a Tannin [...]

, , , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Cranberry Stains from a Wedding Gown.

How to Remove Cranberry Stains from a Wedding Gown. Whether the cranberries are from the farmers market, Whole Foods organic grocery store, or the cheapest cranberries you can find on sale, it doesn’t matter, they all stain the same. A cranberry stain is an acidic tannin stain. Many of the spotting products such as Spray [...]

, , , , , , ,

How to Remove Cat Feces Stains from a Baseball Cap.

How to Remove Cat Feces Stains from a Baseball Cap. Having your kitty on your lap and gently petting them is a comforting feeling. But looking down and seeing a skid mark (feces stain) is not a pleasant sight. A cat feces stain is a water soluble stain thus a good laundry detergent will easily [...]

, , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Cranberry Juice Stains from a Coat.

How to Remove Cranberry Juice Stains from a Coat. Cranberry juice is a great prevention for avoiding bladder infections. It is not so great when textiles are stained with cranberries.     Fresh Cranberry Juice Stain: Vaska Laundry Detergent Blot the cranberry juice stain with a wet towel followed by a dry towel. Repeat this [...]

, , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Cat Urine Stains from a Bathrobe.

How to Remove Cat Urine Stains from a Bathrobe.   Cat Urine…Wow!  What a difficult problem. Cats are intelligent creatures. We regularly see cat’s urinate on their owner’s prized possessions, i.e. comforter, blanket, and pillows when they are upset with the owner. Often this is when the owner leaves the cat locked in the house [...]

, , , , , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Breast Milk Stains from a Coat.

How to Remove Breast Milk Stains from a Coat. Breast milk is a strong bonding protein that is difficult to remove when it has dried and impossible to remove after it has aged. So as soon as your baby has finished spitting up all over you, quickly attend to the stain.   Fresh Breast Milk [...]

, , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Cranberry Juice Stains from a Clothes.

How to Remove Cranberry Juice Stains from a Clothes.   Cranberry juice is a great prevention for avoiding bladder infections. It is not so great when textiles are stained with cranberries.     Fresh Cranberry Juice Stain: Vaska Laundry Detergent Blot the cranberry juice stain with a wet towel followed by a dry towel. Repeat [...]

, , , , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Tea Stains from a Clothes.

How to Remove Tea Stains from a Clothes.   From a stain removal aspect tea is tea. Whether it is Fine Asian Green Tea from the herbal tea store, Celestial Seasonings Herbal Tea, Peet’s Spiced Tea, Starbuck’s Chai Tea, or Lipton Black Tea they are all made from tea leaves making the stain a Tannin [...]

, , , , , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Ring Around the Collar and Cuff Stains from a Ski Pant.

How to Remove Ring Around the Collar and Cuff Stains from a Ski Pant. Ring around the collar and cuff is made up of body oils and dirt. The oil attracts the dirt from the atmosphere. A good laundry detergent with a little help from an oil remover will solve the problem. Vaska Laundry Detergent [...]

, , , , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Cranberry Juice Stains from a Cardigan Sweater.

How to Remove Cranberry Juice Stains from a Cardigan Sweater.   Cranberry juice is a great prevention for avoiding bladder infections. It is not so great when textiles are stained with cranberries.     Fresh Cranberry Juice Stain: Vaska Laundry Detergent Blot the cranberry juice stain with a wet towel followed by a dry towel. [...]

, , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove a Marinara Sauce Stain from a Slack.

How to Remove a Marinara Sauce Stain from a Slack.   It is next to impossible to eat pasta with a marinara sauce and not get some on yourself. No matter how hard I try. When I’m done with my plate and I look down and there it is a few specks on my shirt [...]

, , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Breast Milk Stains from a Cardigan Sweater.

How to Remove Breast Milk Stains from a Cardigan Sweater.   Breast milk is a strong bonding protein that is difficult to remove when it has dried and impossible to remove after it has aged. So as soon as your baby has finished spitting up all over you, quickly attend to the stain.   Fresh [...]

, , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Red Raspberry Stains from a Sleeping Bag.

How to Remove Red Raspberry Stains from a Sleeping Bag.   Red Raspberry is also known as Hindberry, Reapberry, Bramble, Gauriphal, by some. Whether the red raspberries are from a roadside bush, the farmers market, the Whole Foods organic grocery store, or the cheapest red raspberries you can find on sale, it doesn’t matter, they [...]

, , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Tea Stains from a Cardigan Sweater.

How to Remove Tea Stains from a Cardigan Sweater.   From a stain removal aspect tea is tea. Whether it is Fine Asian Green Tea from the herbal tea store, Celestial Seasonings Herbal Tea, Peet’s Spiced Tea, Starbuck’s Chai Tea, or Lipton Black Tea they are all made from tea leaves making the stain a [...]

, , , , , , ,

How to Remove Ring Around the Collar and Cuff Stains from a Skirt.

How to Remove Ring Around the Collar and Cuff Stains from a Skirt.   Ring around the collar and cuff is made up of body oils and dirt. The oil attracts the dirt from the atmosphere. A good laundry detergent with a little help from an oil remover will solve the problem. Vaska Laundry Detergent [...]

, , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Cranberry Juice Stains from a Blouse.

How to Remove Cranberry Juice Stains from a Blouse.   Cranberry juice is a great prevention for avoiding bladder infections. It is not so great when textiles are stained with cranberries.     Fresh Cranberry Juice Stain: Vaska Laundry Detergent Blot the cranberry juice stain with a wet towel followed by a dry towel. Repeat [...]

, , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove a Marinara Sauce Stain from a Suit.

How to Remove a Marinara Sauce Stain from a Suit.   It is next to impossible to eat pasta with a marinara sauce and not get some on yourself. No matter how hard I try. When I’m done with my plate and I look down and there it is a few specks on my shirt [...]

, , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Breast Milk Stains from a Blouse.

How to Remove Breast Milk Stains from a Blouse.   Breast milk is a strong bonding protein that is difficult to remove when it has dried and impossible to remove after it has aged. So as soon as your baby has finished spitting up all over you, quickly attend to the stain.   Fresh Breast [...]

, , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Red Raspberry Stains from a Slack.

How to Remove Red Raspberry Stains from a Slack. Red Raspberry is also known as Hindberry, Reapberry, Bramble, Gauriphal, by some. Whether the red raspberries are from a roadside bush, the farmers market, the Whole Foods organic grocery store, or the cheapest red raspberries you can find on sale, it doesn’t matter, they all stain [...]

, , , , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Tea Stains from a Blouse.

How to Remove Tea Stains from a Blouse.   From a stain removal aspect tea is tea. Whether it is Fine Asian Green Tea from the herbal tea store, Celestial Seasonings Herbal Tea, Peet’s Spiced Tea, Starbuck’s Chai Tea, or Lipton Black Tea they are all made from tea leaves making the stain a Tannin [...]

, , , , , , ,

How to Remove Ring Around the Collar and Cuff Stains from a Suit.

How to Remove Ring Around the Collar and Cuff Stains from a Suit.   Ring around the collar and cuff is made up of body oils and dirt. The oil attracts the dirt from the atmosphere. A good laundry detergent with a little help from an oil remover will solve the problem. Vaska Laundry Detergent [...]

, , , , , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Cranberry Juice Stains from a Blanket.

How to Remove Cranberry Juice Stains from a Blanket.   Cranberry juice is a great prevention for avoiding bladder infections. It is not so great when textiles are stained with cranberries.     Fresh Cranberry Juice Stain: Vaska Laundry Detergent Blot the cranberry juice stain with a wet towel followed by a dry towel. Repeat [...]

, , , , , , , ,

How to Remove a Marinara Sauce Stain from a Sweater.

How to Remove a Marinara Sauce Stain from a Sweater. It is next to impossible to eat pasta with a marinara sauce and not get some on yourself. No matter how hard I try. When I’m done with my plate and I look down and there it is a few specks on my shirt or [...]

, , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Breast Milk Stains from a Blanket.

How to Remove Breast Milk Stains from a Blanket.   Breast milk is a strong bonding protein that is difficult to remove when it has dried and impossible to remove after it has aged. So as soon as your baby has finished spitting up all over you, quickly attend to the stain.   Fresh Breast [...]

, , , , , , ,

How to Remove a Marinara Sauce Stain from a Sweatshirt.

How to Remove a Marinara Sauce Stain from a Sweatshirt.   It is next to impossible to eat pasta with a marinara sauce and not get some on yourself. No matter how hard I try. When I’m done with my plate and I look down and there it is a few specks on my shirt [...]

, , , , , , , , , ,

Wet Clean Workshop in Novato June 19, 2011

We will be supporting another Wet Clean workshop held by the UCLA Sustainable Technology & Policy Program. This workshop is intended for dry cleaners using Perchloroethylene (PERC) to come see a live demonstration of the non toxic Wet Clean system. The professional Wet Cleaning system is a non toxic, non smog forming substitute for solvent [...]

, , , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Hot Chocolate Stains.

How to Remove Hot Chocolate Stains.   General Info: Regardless of the hot chocolate manufacture whether it’s Nesquik, Hershey or Swiss Miss, most hot chocolates contain chocolate, sugar, and some form of milk. The heat from the hot chocolate will cause it to penetrate deep into the weave of the material so attending to the [...]

, , , , , , ,

How to Remove Apple Sauce Stains.

How to Remove Apple Sauce Stains. Apple sauce is eaten by every toddler in the United States at one time or another. Thus it’s spilled on perhaps every imaginable item, ranging from the couch to the toddler own socks, from the parents clothes to stroller seat. Luckily apple sauce is colorless, odorless, and easy to [...]

, , , , , , , , ,

How the Wet Clean System works.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgxR4GWthjk&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]   From the beginning to end see what happens to your clothes in a Wet Cleaner (Dry Cleaner). Experience the non toxic alternative to solvent dry cleaning. And what  it encompasses to become a Certified Green Dry Cleaner by the Bay Area Green Business Program and the San Francisco Environment.

, , , , , , , , , , ,

What Causes the Gray Tint on Garments in Solvent Dry Cleaning?

In the  April 2011 of American Drycleaner there is an article called Removing The Stains You Make. This article teaches dry cleaners how to remove the gray tint along with the gray and black circles they caused. These gray and black hues on your white garments are caused by the dirty dry cleaning solvents. This [...]

, , , , , , , , ,

How to remove a Blood Stain.

How to remove a Blood Stain. It is extremely important to evaluate the stain, color and material before proceeding. Some of the products that we will be using can cause color loss and material damage. Test First: in a hidden area apply the product to a white towel and dab in a hidden area of [...]

, , , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove a Spaghetti Sauce Stain from clothes: Video

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-ygKracT0I[/youtube] Step by step instructions on how to remove a spaghetti stain from a cotton khaki pants. Karl Huie Pacific Heights Cleaners in San Francisco and Sausalito is your resource for cleaning tips and garment care information. A certified green dry cleaner by the Bay Area Green Business Program and the San Francisco Environment. Your [...]

, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Chocolate Stains from a Decorative Pillow Cover.

How to Remove Chocolate Stains from a Decorative Pillow Cover. You break your diet and sneak a piece of chocolate, OK a few pieces of chocolate. But it was all worth it except you dropped a little piece. How are you going to remove that stain? Evaluate the stain, color and material of item before [...]

, , , , , , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Blood Stains from a Wool Nightgown.

How to Remove Blood Stains from a Wool Nightgown. General Info: Wool is a natural fiber derived from animal hairs. Using excessively high, heat, agitation, and alkaline products will cause the hairs to curl crating shrinkage, felting, and tightening of the weave. Most dyes on wool are stable but it’s always best to test for [...]

, , , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Coffee Stains from a Wool Overcoat.

How to Remove Coffee Stains from a Wool Overcoat. Wool is a natural fiber derived from sheep. Using excessively high alkaline products will cause the hairs to curl crating shrinkage, felting, and tightening of the weave. Most dyes on wool are stable but it’s always best to test for color fastness before proceeding with any [...]

, , , , , , , ,

How to Remove a Milk Stain from a Cotton Curtain.

How to Remove a Milk Stain from a Cotton Curtain. It is extremely important to evaluate the stain, color and material before proceeding. Some of the products that we will be using can cause color loss and material damage. Test First: in a hidden area apply the product to a white towel and dab in [...]

, , , , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Chocolate Stains from a Cotton Cushion Cover.

How to Remove Chocolate Stains from a Cotton Cushion Cover. You break your diet and sneak a piece of chocolate, OK a few pieces of chocolate. But it was all worth it except you dropped a little piece. How are you going to remove that stain? Evaluate the stain, color and material of item before [...]

, , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Blood Stains from a Wool Mattress Pad.

How to Remove Blood Stains from a Wool Mattress Pad. General Info: Wool is a natural fiber derived from animal hairs. Using excessively high, heat, agitation, and alkaline products will cause the hairs to curl crating shrinkage, felting, and tightening of the weave. Most dyes on wool are stable but it’s always best to test [...]

, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Coffee Stains from a Wool Nightgown.

How to Remove Coffee Stains from a Wool Nightgown. Wool is a natural fiber derived from sheep. Using excessively high alkaline products will cause the hairs to curl crating shrinkage, felting, and tightening of the weave. Most dyes on wool are stable but it’s always best to test for color fastness before proceeding with any [...]

, , , , , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove a Milk Stain from a Cotton Couch Cover.

How to Remove a Milk Stain from a Cotton Couch Cover. It is extremely important to evaluate the stain, color and material before proceeding. Some of the products that we will be using can cause color loss and material damage. Test First: in a hidden area apply the product to a white towel and dab [...]

, , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Chocolate Stains from a Cotton Curtain.

How to Remove Chocolate Stains from a Cotton Curtain. You break your diet and sneak a piece of chocolate, OK a few pieces of chocolate. But it was all worth it except you dropped a little piece. How are you going to remove that stain? Evaluate the stain, color and material of item before starting.  [...]

, , , , , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Blood Stains from a Wool Jacket.

How to Remove Blood Stains from a Wool Jacket. General Info: Wool is a natural fiber derived from animal hairs. Using excessively high, heat, agitation, and alkaline products will cause the hairs to curl crating shrinkage, felting, and tightening of the weave. Most dyes on wool are stable but it’s always best to test for [...]

, , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Coffee Stains from a Wool Mattress Pad.

How to Remove Coffee Stains from a Wool Mattress Pad. Wool is a natural fiber derived from sheep. Using excessively high alkaline products will cause the hairs to curl crating shrinkage, felting, and tightening of the weave. Most dyes on wool are stable but it’s always best to test for color fastness before proceeding with [...]

, , , , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove a Milk Stain from a Cotton Comforter Cover.

How to Remove a Milk Stain from a Cotton Comforter Cover. It is extremely important to evaluate the stain, color and material before proceeding. Some of the products that we will be using can cause color loss and material damage. Test First: in a hidden area apply the product to a white towel and dab [...]

, , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Chocolate Stains from a Cotton Couch Cover.

How to Remove Chocolate Stains from a Cotton Couch Cover. You break your diet and sneak a piece of chocolate, OK a few pieces of chocolate. But it was all worth it except you dropped a little piece. How are you going to remove that stain? Evaluate the stain, color and material of item before [...]

, , , , , , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Blood Stains from a Wool Hat.

How to Remove Blood Stains from a Wool Hat. General Info: Wool is a natural fiber derived from animal hairs. Using excessively high, heat, agitation, and alkaline products will cause the hairs to curl crating shrinkage, felting, and tightening of the weave. Most dyes on wool are stable but it’s always best to test for [...]

, , , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Coffee Stains from a Wool Jacket.

How to Remove Coffee Stains from a Wool Jacket. Wool is a natural fiber derived from sheep. Using excessively high alkaline products will cause the hairs to curl crating shrinkage, felting, and tightening of the weave. Most dyes on wool are stable but it’s always best to test for color fastness before proceeding with any [...]

, , , , , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove a Milk Stain from a Cotton Comforter.

How to Remove a Milk Stain from a Cotton Comforter. It is extremely important to evaluate the stain, color and material before proceeding. Some of the products that we will be using can cause color loss and material damage. Test First: in a hidden area apply the product to a white towel and dab in [...]

, , , , , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Blood Stains from a Wool Evening Gown.

How to Remove Blood Stains from a Wool Evening Gown. General Info: Wool is a natural fiber derived from animal hairs. Using excessively high, heat, agitation, and alkaline products will cause the hairs to curl crating shrinkage, felting, and tightening of the weave. Most dyes on wool are stable but it’s always best to test [...]

, , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Coffee Stains from a Wool Hat.

How to Remove Coffee Stains from a Wool Hat. Wool is a natural fiber derived from sheep. Using excessively high alkaline products will cause the hairs to curl crating shrinkage, felting, and tightening of the weave. Most dyes on wool are stable but it’s always best to test for color fastness before proceeding with any [...]

, , , , , , , ,

How to Remove a Milk Stain from a Cotton Chef Coat.

How to Remove a Milk Stain from a Cotton Chef Coat. It is extremely important to evaluate the stain, color and material before proceeding. Some of the products that we will be using can cause color loss and material damage. Test First: in a hidden area apply the product to a white towel and dab [...]

, , , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Chocolate Stains from a Cotton Coat.

How to Remove Chocolate Stains from a Cotton Coat. You break your diet and sneak a piece of chocolate, OK a few pieces of chocolate. But it was all worth it except you dropped a little bit on yourself. How are you going to remove that stain? Evaluate the stain, color and material of item [...]

, , , , , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Blood Stains from a Wool Duvet Cover.

How to Remove Blood Stains from a Wool Duvet Cover. General Info: Wool is a natural fiber derived from animal hairs. Using excessively high, heat, agitation, and alkaline products will cause the hairs to curl crating shrinkage, felting, and tightening of the weave. Most dyes on wool are stable but it’s always best to test [...]

, , , , , , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Coffee Stains from a Wool Evening Gown.

How to Remove Coffee Stains from a Wool Evening Gown. Wool is a natural fiber derived from sheep. Using excessively high alkaline products will cause the hairs to curl crating shrinkage, felting, and tightening of the weave. Most dyes on wool are stable but it’s always best to test for color fastness before proceeding with [...]

, , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove a Milk Stain from a Cotton Chaise Cover.

How to Remove a Milk Stain from a Cotton Chaise Cover. It is extremely important to evaluate the stain, color and material before proceeding. Some of the products that we will be using can cause color loss and material damage. Test First: in a hidden area apply the product to a white towel and dab [...]

, , , , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Chocolate Stains from a Cotton Chef Coat.

How to Remove Chocolate Stains from a Cotton Chef Coat. You break your diet and sneak a piece of chocolate, OK a few pieces of chocolate. But it was all worth it except you dropped a little bit on yourself. How are you going to remove that stain? Evaluate the stain, color and material of [...]

, , , , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Blood Stains from a Wool Dress.

How to Remove Blood Stains from a Wool Dress. General Info: Wool is a natural fiber derived from animal hairs. Using excessively high, heat, agitation, and alkaline products will cause the hairs to curl crating shrinkage, felting, and tightening of the weave. Most dyes on wool are stable but it’s always best to test for [...]

, , , , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Coffee Stains from a Wool Duvet Cover.

How to Remove Coffee Stains from a Wool Duvet Cover. Wool is a natural fiber derived from sheep. Using excessively high alkaline products will cause the hairs to curl crating shrinkage, felting, and tightening of the weave. Most dyes on wool are stable but it’s always best to test for color fastness before proceeding with [...]

, , , , , , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove a Milk Stain from a Cotton Chair Cover.

How to Remove a Milk Stain from a Cotton Chair Cover. It is extremely important to evaluate the stain, color and material before proceeding. Some of the products that we will be using can cause color loss and material damage. Test First: in a hidden area apply the product to a white towel and dab [...]

, , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Chocolate Stains from a Cotton Chaisse Cover.

How to Remove Chocolate Stains from a Cotton Chaisse Cover. You break your diet and sneak a piece of chocolate, OK a few pieces of chocolate. But it was all worth it except you dropped a little piece. How are you going to remove that stain? Evaluate the stain, color and material of item before [...]

, , , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Blood Stains from a Wool Decorative Pillow Cover.

General Info: Wool is a natural fiber derived from animal hairs. Using excessively high, heat, agitation, and alkaline products will cause the hairs to curl crating shrinkage, felting, and tightening of the weave. Most dyes on wool are stable but it’s always best to test for color fastness before proceeding with any stain removal. Unprocessed [...]

, , , , , , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Coffee Stains from a Wool Dress.

How to Remove Coffee Stains from a Wool Dress. Wool is a natural fiber derived from sheep. Using excessively high alkaline products will cause the hairs to curl crating shrinkage, felting, and tightening of the weave. Most dyes on wool are stable but it’s always best to test for color fastness before proceeding with any [...]

, , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove a Milk Stain from a Cotton Boxer Shorts.

How to Remove a Milk Stain from a Cotton Boxer Shorts. It is extremely important to evaluate the stain, color and material before proceeding. Some of the products that we will be using can cause color loss and material damage. Test First: in a hidden area apply the product to a white towel and dab [...]

, , , , , , , , ,

smartplanet Video Transcript – Dry cleaner goes green with eco-friendly soap

Karl Huie: Pacific Heights Cleaners has been around since 1969. It was started by my parents in San Francisco, and it’s mostly been a local neighborhood business from the start. Starting about 3-1/2 years ago, we went green, which means that we do dry cleaning without using any solvents. We’ve taken that one step beyond [...]

, , , , ,

How to Remove Red Wine from a Cotton Blouse.

Testing 1-2-3: Test the color in a hidden area with soap and water to see if it’s colorfast. 1.      Apply a small amount of distilled white vinegar directly onto the stain and let it rest for a few minutes. 2.      Blot off with a wet towel followed by a dry towel. 3.      If the stain [...]

, , , , , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Chocolate Stains from a Cotton Chair Cover.

You break your diet and sneak a piece of chocolate, OK a few pieces of chocolate. But it was all worth it except you dropped a little piece. How are you going to remove that stain? Evaluate the stain, color and material of item before starting.  In this case you know it’s chocolate. Break that [...]

, , , , , , , ,

How to Remove a Milk Stain from a Cotton Blouse.

It is extremely important to evaluate the stain, color and material before proceeding. Some of the products that we will be using can cause color loss and material damage. Test First: in a hidden area apply the product to a white towel and dab in a hidden area of the garment. Check the towel to [...]

, , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Coffee Stains from a Wool Decorative Pillow Cover.

Wool is a natural fiber derived from sheep. Using excessively high alkaline products will cause the hairs to curl crating shrinkage, felting, and tightening of the weave. Most dyes on wool are stable but it’s always best to test for color fastness before proceeding with any stain removal. Unprocessed wool has natural oils that will [...]

, , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Coffee Stains from a Wool Comforter Cover.

Wool is a natural fiber derived from sheep. Using excessively high alkaline products will cause the hairs to curl crating shrinkage, felting, and tightening of the weave. Most dyes on wool are stable but it’s always best to test for color fastness before proceeding with any stain removal. Unprocessed wool has natural oils that will [...]

, , , , , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Blood Stains from a Wool Comforter Cover.

General Info: Wool is a natural fiber derived from animal hairs. Using excessively high, heat, agitation, and alkaline products will cause the hairs to curl crating shrinkage, felting, and tightening of the weave. Most dyes on wool are stable but it’s always best to test for color fastness before proceeding with any stain removal. Unprocessed [...]

, , , , , , ,

How to Remove Chocolate Stains from a Cotton Blouse.

You break your diet and sneak a piece of chocolate, OK a few pieces of chocolate. But it was all worth it except you dropped a little bit on yourself. How are you going to remove that stain? Evaluate the stain, color and material of item before starting.  In this case you know it’s chocolate. [...]

, , , , , , , , ,

Testimonial from Susan Roe for Pacific Heights Cleaners

Karl, I wanted to say thank you for the nice gift certificate for your cleaners, I love the level of service I get and finally have found a GOOD dry cleaners, Thank you, Susan Roe Other Articles of Interest: How to Remove a Milk Stain from a Cotton Blanket. How to Remove Coffee Stains from [...]

, , , , , , , ,

How to Remove a Milk Stain from a Cotton Blanket.

It is extremely important to evaluate the stain, color and material before proceeding. Some of the products that we will be using can cause color loss and material damage. Test First: in a hidden area apply the product to a white towel and dab in a hidden area of the garment. Check the towel to [...]

, , , , , , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Coffee Stains from a Wool Blouse.

Wool is a natural fiber derived from sheep. Using excessively high alkaline products will cause the hairs to curl crating shrinkage, felting, and tightening of the weave. Most dyes on wool are stable but it’s always best to test for color fastness before proceeding with any stain removal. Unprocessed wool has natural oils that will [...]

, , , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Blood Stains from a Wool Chair Cover.

General Info: Wool is a natural fiber derived from animal hairs. Using excessively high, heat, agitation, and alkaline products will cause the hairs to curl crating shrinkage, felting, and tightening of the weave. Most dyes on wool are stable but it’s always best to test for color fastness before proceeding with any stain removal. Unprocessed [...]

, , , , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Chocolate Stains from a Cotton Blazer.

You break your diet and sneak a piece of chocolate, OK a few pieces of chocolate. But it was all worth it except you dropped a little bit on yourself. How are you going to remove that stain? Evaluate the stain, color and material of item before starting.  In this case you know it’s chocolate. [...]

, , , , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove a Milk Stain from a Cotton Bedspread.

It is extremely important to evaluate the stain, color and material before proceeding. Some of the products that we will be using can cause color loss and material damage. Test First: in a hidden area apply the product to a white towel and dab in a hidden area of the garment. Check the towel to [...]

, , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Coffee Stains from a Wool Blazer.

Wool is a natural fiber derived from sheep. Using excessively high alkaline products will cause the hairs to curl crating shrinkage, felting, and tightening of the weave. Most dyes on wool are stable but it’s always best to test for color fastness before proceeding with any stain removal. Unprocessed wool has natural oils that will [...]

, , , , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Chocolate Stains from a Cotton Blanket.

You break your diet and sneak a piece of chocolate, OK a few pieces of chocolate. But it was all worth it except you dropped a little piece. How are you going to remove that stain? Evaluate the stain, color and material of item before starting.  In this case you know it’s chocolate. Break that [...]

, , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove a Milk Stain from a Cotton Bathroom Rug.

It is extremely important to evaluate the stain, color and material before proceeding. Some of the products that we will be using can cause color loss and material damage. Test First: in a hidden area apply the product to a white towel and dab in a hidden area of the garment. Check the towel to [...]

, , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Coffee Stains from a Wool Blanket.

Wool is a natural fiber derived from sheep. Using excessively high alkaline products will cause the hairs to curl crating shrinkage, felting, and tightening of the weave. Most dyes on wool are stable but it’s always best to test for color fastness before proceeding with any stain removal. Unprocessed wool has natural oils that will [...]

, , , , , ,

How to Remove Blood Stains from a Wool Blanket.

General Info: Wool is a natural fiber derived from animal hairs. Using excessively high, heat, agitation, and alkaline products will cause the hairs to curl crating shrinkage, felting, and tightening of the weave. Most dyes on wool are stable but it’s always best to test for color fastness before proceeding with any stain removal. Unprocessed [...]

, , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Chocolate Stains from a Cotton Bedspread.

You break your diet and sneak a piece of chocolate, OK a few pieces of chocolate. But it was all worth it except you dropped a little piece. How are you going to remove that stain? Evaluate the stain, color and material of item before starting.  In this case you know it’s chocolate. Break that [...]

, , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove a Milk Stain from a Cotton Bathrobe.

It is extremely important to evaluate the stain, color and material before proceeding. Some of the products that we will be using can cause color loss and material damage. Test First: in a hidden area apply the product to a white towel and dab in a hidden area of the garment. Check the towel to [...]

, , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Coffee Stains from a Wool Bedspread.

Wool is a natural fiber derived from sheep. Using excessively high alkaline products will cause the hairs to curl crating shrinkage, felting, and tightening of the weave. Most dyes on wool are stable but it’s always best to test for color fastness before proceeding with any stain removal. Unprocessed wool has natural oils that will [...]

, , , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Blood Stains from a Wool Bedspread.

General Info: Wool is a natural fiber derived from animal hairs. Using excessively high, heat, agitation, and alkaline products will cause the hairs to curl crating shrinkage, felting, and tightening of the weave. Most dyes on wool are stable but it’s always best to test for color fastness before proceeding with any stain removal. Unprocessed [...]

, , , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Chocolate Stains from a Cotton Bathroom Rug.

You break your diet and sneak a piece of chocolate, OK a few pieces of chocolate. But it was all worth it except you dropped a little piece. How are you going to remove that stain? Evaluate the stain, color and material of item before starting.  In this case you know it’s chocolate. Break that [...]

, , , , , , ,

How to Remove a Milk Stain from a Cotton Baseball Cap.

It is extremely important to evaluate the stain, color and material before proceeding. Some of the products that we will be using can cause color loss and material damage. Test First: in a hidden area apply the product to a white towel and dab in a hidden area of the garment. Check the towel to [...]

, , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Coffee Stains from a Wool Bathrobe.

Wool is a natural fiber derived from sheep. Using excessively high alkaline products will cause the hairs to curl crating shrinkage, felting, and tightening of the weave. Most dyes on wool are stable but it’s always best to test for color fastness before proceeding with any stain removal. Unprocessed wool has natural oils that will [...]

, , , , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Blood Stains from a Wool Bathrobe.

General Info: Wool is a natural fiber derived from animal hairs. Using excessively high, heat, agitation, and alkaline products will cause the hairs to curl crating shrinkage, felting, and tightening of the weave. Most dyes on wool are stable but it’s always best to test for color fastness before proceeding with any stain removal. Unprocessed [...]

, , , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Chocolate Stains from a Cotton Bathrobe.

You break your diet and sneak a piece of chocolate, OK a few pieces of chocolate. But it was all worth it except you dropped a little bit on yourself. How are you going to remove that stain? Evaluate the stain, color and material of item before starting.  In this case you know it’s chocolate. [...]

, , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove a Milk Stain from a Cotton Apron.

It is extremely important to evaluate the stain, color and material before proceeding. Some of the products that we will be using can cause color loss and material damage. Test First: in a hidden area apply the product to a white towel and dab in a hidden area of the garment. Check the towel to [...]

, , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Blood Stains from a Wool Baseball Cap

General Info: Wool is a natural fiber derived from animal hairs. Using excessively high, heat, agitation, and alkaline products will cause the hairs to curl crating shrinkage, felting, and tightening of the weave. Most dyes on wool are stable but it’s always best to test for color fastness before proceeding with any stain removal. Unprocessed [...]

, , , , , , , , , ,

How to Remove Chocolate Stains from a Cotton Baseball Cap.

You break your diet and sneak a piece of chocolate, OK a few pieces of chocolate. But it was all worth it except you dropped a little piece. How are you going to remove that stain? Evaluate the stain, color and material of item before starting.  In this case you know it’s chocolate. Break that [...]

, , , , , , , , , , , ,

How to remove a Oil Stain from a Cotton Bed Skirt.

Before attempting any stain removal it is important to test the item for colorfastness. Take a white towel and apply a small amount of water to a corner of the towel. Using that corner of the towel blot a hidden area of the item you wish to spot. Check the towel for color transfer, the [...]

, , , , ,