Good Tips On What To Do About Stains.

Don’t panic!  Just because you spilled red wine on your best lace tablecloth!  Or spaghetti sauce on your silk blouse!  But STOP RIGHT WHERE YOU ARE!! Please refrain from treating that stain yourself.  We know you think you have to do SOMETHING, but believe us when we tell you, you could make the problem much worse.  Let the professionals at Griffins Cleaners give you some expert wisdom on what to do with stains.

Griffin's Cleaners wants to save you the agony of ruining your best cashmere sweater or your most expensive suit.  Chances are that the care label will not be very helpful with this matter, so bring your stains to us first.  The following information should be helpful and will help steer you in the right direction.

This information is something that professional Dry Cleaners know, but we don’t expect our customers to know. 

  1. The use of club soda or water to treat stains might change the color of your garment or make the stain “set” in the fabric, and even a professional dry cleaner won’t be able to help.
  2. The complicated content of some of the newer fabrics have highly specialized needs.  
  3. When you’re treating a stain at home, you can’t predict how the fabric will react.  Sometimes the combination of the stain and fabric content impact the cleaning agent, so Griffin'stas Cleaners has to find the right combination.  
  4. Our high-tech equipment and our specially trained staff have the know-how to make the right choice, and the result is that your clothes will look and feel fresher and you’ll get many more years of use and enjoyment from them.

Remember: when in doubt, don’t do anything to your stain.  Call us or bring your garment in and we will be happy to give you our expert opinion.  And remember: we offer free pickup and delivery of your dry cleaning! Call (863) 385–6557 for more information.

Never Remove Care Labels...

Griffins Cleaners wants their customers to be well-informed about how to care for their clothing and get the most use out of a garment, comforter, draperies, or any home fabric item.  We live in such a complicated world.  It becomes a genuine challenge to follow the manufacturer’s method of cleaning sometimes, but maybe we can make it simpler for you.Universal

Care Label Chart for Safe Cleaning Methods:

Care labels are supplied by the manufacturer and are sewn on all garments for a reason. The Federal Trade Commission requires that manufacturers supply at least one safe method of care. Then the garment manufacturer, following stringent rules and Federal guidelines, is required to make the care label easy to find and to make it legible for the life of your item. Warnings on the care label will alert you whether a garment cannot be dry-cleaned or cannot be washed. You’ll find that all articles have care labels except: suede and leather garments, hats, gloves, socks, footwear, reversible garments, draperies, linens, and upholstered furniture. If you must cut the labels off, save them with a description of the article.

The manufacturer of your garment is legally required to supply only one safe method of cleaning.  You might ask: does washable also mean dry cleanable? Even if there are other safe ways to clean the garment, the manufacturer does not have to warn if any of those methods could damage the garment.  That’s why it pays to be informed about the proper care of your garments and to understand the care label.

Griffins Cleaners wants you to get the most from your clothing, your bed linens and any other fabrics in your home. When in doubt about how to safely clean any article in your home, consult the care label.  Then, if you still have doubts, call Griffins Cleaners and we’ll be glad to assist you.  Remember: Griffin's Cleaners has Free Pickup and Delivery of your dry cleaning items from your home or office. Call today for more information:  (863) 385–6557.

Allergens in Your Home

Allergens are a health hazard!

Recent studies show that approximately 55% of the U.S. population suffers from allergies. House dust mites are a common cause of asthma and allergic symptoms worldwide. A typical house dust mite measures .016 of an inch in length and .0088-.013 of an inch in width. Both male and female adult dust mites are creamy blue and just barely visible against a dark background in normal light. House dust mites are found in most homes.

Fortunately, these eight-legged creatures are not parasitic and do not bite. The concern about dust mites is people are allergic to them.

GET THE COMPLETE DUST MITE REPORT AND FIND OUT WHAT YOU CAN DO TODAY ABOUT DUST MITES AND ALLERGENS WITH THE HELP OF GRIFFIN CLEANERS.

Locations

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  • Sebring 212 South Ridgewood Drive
    (863)385-6557
  • Sebring 2932 Sparta Road
    (863)385-4100
  • Avon Park 722 West Main Street
    (863)452-1455
  • Free Pick-up and Delivery (863)385-6557