CURTAIN CARE, CLEANING & DRY CLEANING
· When machine washing, use cold water on a gentle cycle
· Do not spin dry, do not tumble dry, do not wring dry
· For best results, hand wash in warm water
· Store goods at temperature above 20deg. C or 70deg F for 24hrs prior to processing
· When hanging, vacuum regularly with a brush attachment
GENERAL PRECAUTIONS PRIOR TO DRY CLEANING
· The following dry cleaning practices are necessary to minimise the risk associated with dry cleaning thermal-coated curtains or linings.
· During periods of hot weather, an early dry clean during the cool of the day is advised.
· Inspect curtains with customer and note any degradation that has occurred prior to cleaning.
· Look for the appropriate care label and do not accept a curtain for cleaning if in doubt.
· Ascertain the age of the curtains. Coating that has been exposed to UV rays for several years will not withstand dry cleaning as well as newer coating.
· Advice the potential customer of the risks involved in dry cleaning thermal coated curtains.
· When loading a machine ensure the fabric weights are as noted below.
· Machine capacity should be used as follows:
o 13kg capacity machine – load with 5.0 – 6.5 kg of fabric.
o 18kg capacity machine – load with 7.0 – 9.0 kg of fabric.
o 23kg capacity machine – load with 10.0 – 12.0 kg of fabric
note: A standard pair of lined (coated), triple pinch pleat curtains of 213cm drop weighs around 8 kg.
PROCEDURE USING PERCHLORETHYLENE
· When using Perchlorethylene, always ensure solvent temperature is below 20oc.
· Run for three minutes using gentle machine cycle.
· Drain to tank or still for at least two minutes.
· Drying temperature should be less than 55oc for 25 minutes with second stage at 35oc.