Where does clothing come on your list of priorities? Random acts of dirtiness will occur, and if you’re always on the go it might be hard for you take care of that paint drying on the elbow of your shirt sleeve. Pico Cleaners provides every type of clothing maintenance imaginable to help you look awesome. We do free same day pickup and delivery because in Los Angeles you are always on the run. We handle leather, upholstery, shoes, carpets, handbags, rips, tears, missing buttons, suits; everything you wear. If you don’t have the time or means to have Pico Cleaners immediately take care of your needs, here are a few tips from the digital world that might help you combat your stain involved dilemmas.
All stains aren’t made equally.
Spilled coffee in your car on the way to work? Mustard stains from that juicy burger? There is no real universal way to solve all your stain issues. Removing the stain depends a lot on the type of stain, the type of garment, and the amount of time after it was discolored. Most stains need to be pre-soaked in enzymes, or with pre-wash stain remover before you launder. Many stain removers cover only certain types of stains on certain types of garments. Some swear by more general solutions, like OxiClean, but that’s probably because they often encounter similar types of discoloration; we are creatures of habit.
Dress shirts can sometimes develop some discoloration around the collar and build up under the arms. The collar discoloration is all your dead skin, sweat and build up. It can be treated with a ‘bi-carb of soda paste massaged into the collar and left for 10 minutes 1. You can also use spray stain treatments and laundry bars before you launder it. If the stain is protein (sweat, skin) based make sure you don’t bleach it; it’ll just make it more yellow.
Dry Cleaners are stain specialists: we have a large variety of tools at our disposal to clean the most obscure stains.
Don’t fret if that stain doesn’t come out. What might work for you might not work for someone else. If you can’t figure out how to clean that shirt, the Stain Chart at the American Cleaning Institute gives you a few options. The dry cleaner’s blog also provides some insight into the intricacies of our business. Or you can always just give all your stain ridden stuff to us here at Pico Cleaners and have it cleaned within hours on the same day.