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Doing Our Part By Recycling

Doing Our Part By Recycling

Do your hangers mysteriously multiply? While I do reuse my dry-cleaning hangers, and I am a shopaholic, somehow the number of hangers in my closet quickly exceeds the number of garments I own. Then, my parents come to visit, and they always leave their hangers behind. Periodically, I go into the guest room closet to find the top row half full of A Cleaner World hangers. Thankfully, I can load up a hanger caddy and drop it off at the nearest A Cleaner World location.

So, do you have the same problem? Are your closets overflowing with unused hangers?

Don’t let them sit around and just take up space. Ask us for a hanger caddy, fill it up, and drop it by one of our locations. Not only does recycling free up valuable closet space, recycling your hangers helps protect the environment. These days, most professional cleaners recycle hangers.

What should you know when recycling your hangers?

  1. We only reuse hangers that are both ours and in good condition.
  2. But that doesn’t mean that unused hangers will end up in a landfill. For example, wire hangers that cannot be reused are melted down into raw carbon steel in the form of bar stock and piping and resold it to places like construction companies, small machine shops, and so on for use as raw material in their operations.

And hangers aren’t the only thing we recycle. We also recycle our poly bags; to participate in our poly bag recycling program, simply put your poly bags inside your express bag when you drop off your order. In addition, we recycle our dry-cleaning solution, following more stringent standards than what’s set forth by the government.

We’re not trying to sound like we’re tooting our own horn; after all, we are human and can miss an opportunity. But we do try to do our best to take care of this beautiful place called Earth. Won’t you join us in trying your best too? Bring us your hangers and poly bags, and feel free to share ways you try to recycle or conserve on Facebook or Twitter.  We’d love to hear your ideas.


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Preventing Spontaneous Combustion Fires in the Home and Workplace

Preventing Spontaneous Combustion Fires in the Home and Workplace

You hear things – like a pile of rags, just lying there doing nothing, suddenly catching on fire – and think, “does stuff like that really happen?” Trust us, it really does. The cause is spontaneous combustion, and it happens when the temperature of something increases to the point where a chemical reaction occurs, causing the heat to quickly increase to a high enough temperature to cause ignition. According to the National Fire Prevention Association, 14,070 fires per year are caused by spontaneous combustion or chemical reaction.

What are the odds that something like this will happen in your home? Not terribly likely, but it’s good to be prudent, so here are a few tips to ensure this sort of thing doesn’t happen in your home or business.

If you are uncertain, it is always best to err on the side of caution. We are always available for questions and to help point you in the right direction. If you are concerned about spontaneous combustion, contact Mike Feudale, with A Cleaner World Restoration Dry Cleaning, at 336-804-0036.

 


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Five General Stain Removal Guidelines

  1. Don’t wait --- We’ve said this so many times, but never let a stain sit for too long before
    addressing it.  The longer a stain sits on a garment untreated, the more difficult it becomes to remove.  That applies to both at home cleaning and even cleaning by a professional.
  2. Know when to say when --- Some stains don’t lend themselves to home methods.  Most medicine stains, fingernail polish, adhesives, and paint are difficult to remove and should be taken to a professional cleaner.  Don’t attempt home stain removal on leather, suede, fur, vinyl, fabrics that are heavily sized like taffeta and organdy, nets, satin, and those with fugitive colors.
  3. Watch for invisible stains --- Fruit juice and soda spills tend to disappear into the fabric and leave no visible stain once dried.  If you spill juice or soda on a fabric, flush it out immediately with water - even though the stain is invisible, and then spray with a pre-treating agent.  Follow the care label directions when laundering.  Washing or dry cleaning without treating the stain first may cause the stain to turn brown as the garment dries, making it even more difficult to remove.  
  4. Rust stains can be treated at home, but carefully – We’ve never discussed this stain before; approach it with caution.  Rust removers are sold at grocery stores but use them only on fabrics that can be laundered immediately after treating.  If the substance isn’t removed, it could burn the skin.  Never use a rust remover on a dry clean only item or on any fabric containing metallic threads.
  5. Use bleach as a last resort only --- If you’ve resigned yourself that you must use bleach, test it first on an unexposed seam or a sample of the material.  Be sure to wait five minutes for a reaction.  Keep in mind that many white fabrics contain optical brighteners that can turn white when bleached.  Some brightly-colored fabrics may also contain optical brightening agents that may become dull after being bleached.


With today's styles and fabrics, there are so many things to remember when it comes to stain removal and garment care.  If you are ever in doubt, feel free to call or stop by one of our locations.  As Certified Sanitone Master Drycleaners, we are happy to share our knowledge so that you can continue to look your best.

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