I’m a list sort of person so I asked him if he could give me the top three stains to never tackle at home. I just figured with the list of stains – protein, oil, water-based, and dye – that he could put it in a neat little package for me. Three pages of notes later, I came to the conclusion that I should leave these stains (along with marker) to A Cleaner World:
- Yellow Mustard – The traditional yellow mustard that everyone uses on hot dogs is an incredibly difficult stain to remove. The mixture of mustard seed, coloring from turmeric, and liquid make it combination stain. Taking a shot at it at home will likely remove the dried on portion but the discoloration from the coloring will remain.
- Any Kind of Oil or Grease – Grocery store pre-treaters typically cannot break down oil-based stains. The solvent dry cleaners use is a degreaser. From a stick of butter to Vaseline to motor oil, this type of stain is one that A Cleaner World can get out.
- Lipstick – Lipstick is an oil-based product which makes it difficult to remove from clothes if laundering at home. But since it is an oil-based product, the solvent used by most dry cleaners can usually break it down and remove it from the garment.