Prevent and Treat Summertime Stains

June 17, 2016 Cleaning Tips
Summertime Stain Removal Tips

Summertime is full of fun for the whole family – vacations, pool, family gatherings, cookouts and more – it shouldn’t be full of summertime stains! Your picture of paradise may include cheeseburgers, soda, ice cream, pizza, and other summertime favorites, but that picture undoubtedly doesn’t include spots on your shorts and shirts. These stain removal tips will help you confront the stains of summer. For a care-free stainless summer, bring stained items to us.

French Fries
Treat as a grease stain, like meats. Wash in hottest water possible.

Pizza
This stain has a little bit of everything, including tannin and fats. Blot off excess stains and use a mild detergent.

Ice Cream & Popsicles
Use a mild detergent. Chocolate can be especially hard to remove. Pre-treat it.

Alcoholic Beverages
Alcohol may damage silk or acetate and can disturb dyes. Blot with water and wash.

Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, & Steaks
Blot the excess of these grease stains and dab with water. Use a pre-treatment solution such as “Shout.” Launder. And if you can’t wash them at home, bring dry clean garments to us.

Lemonade
The acidic lemon juice may cause some dyes to change color.

Candy Apples
Blot, don’t rub.  Should wash out, unless it contains a lot of red dye.

Inside Our Stain Removal Arsenal

Stain removal is something we proudly do very well. At Worth Cleaners we have a trained stain removal specialist who works all day on removing stains. There are a number of reasons why we stand a better chance of safely and effectively getting out a difficult stain than most people can do themselves at home.

Stain removal is half science and half art, but all timing. The sooner we get a stained garment, the more likely we can remove the stain. Chemistry, knowledge of fibers and fabrics, and following the path of least resistance guide our approach to removing stains. The fewer treatments a stain removal specialist needs to do on a garment the better. The most powerful tool a stain removal specialist has is a firm understanding of the characteristics and attributes of stains, aided by a set of specialized tools.

When in doubt, bring your stained garment to Worth Cleaners. The sooner the better! We always try our best to remove any stain so your garment is as good as new.