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Ah, summer—the season of backyard BBQs, picnics, and outdoor adventures! While the sunny days bring a lot of fun, they also bring some pesky stains. As your knowledgeable friends in all things stain removal, we’re here to share some tips on tackling common summer stains and when to call in the experts at A Cleaner World to keep your clothes looking fresh all summer long.

Successfully removing stains whether professionally or at home depends on the type and severity of the stain, as well as the fabric. Always test any cleaning solution on a small, inconspicuous area of the fabric first to ensure it does not cause damage or discoloration. If in doubt, consider consulting the professionals at ACW.
 - Pro tip from an ACW Certified Garment Care Professional

Grass Stains

Grass stains can be tricky, especially on your summer whites. Pretreat the stain with a mixture of liquid detergent and a bit of white vinegar (Be extra cautious when using an acidic stain remover on silk and wool items). Gently rub the solution into the stain and let it sit for 10-15 minutes before washing. If the stain persists, it might be time to bring it to A Cleaner World for expert care.

Sweat Stains

Sweat stains are a summer staple, but they don't have to ruin your clothes. Soak the affected area in cold water and apply a paste of baking soda and water. Let it sit for 30 minutes before laundering as usual. For stubborn stains, our professional services can help restore your garment to its original condition.

Grease & BBQ Stains

Grease and BBQ stains from delicious summer parties can be daunting. Blot the stain with a paper towel to absorb excess grease, then pretreat with dish soap or a specialized stain remover. Gently work it into the fabric and rinse with warm water before washing. If you're dealing with delicate fabrics or a particularly tough stain, our experts at A Cleaner World can take over.

Sunscreen & Bug Spray

These protective summer essentials can leave behind oily stains. For sunscreen, sprinkle the stain with cornstarch or baking soda to absorb the oil, then brush it off and apply a liquid detergent. Bug spray stains can often be pretreated with rubbing alcohol—dab it on the stain with a cloth and follow up with a regular wash.

Why Pretreating Matters

Pretreating stains helps break down the particles before they set into the fabric, making it easier to remove them during washing. While many stains can be handled at home with the right approach, some are best left to professionals, especially when dealing with delicate fabrics or persistent stains.

Remember, when in doubt, trust the experts. A Cleaner World is equipped to handle all your summer stain woes, ensuring your clothes stay fresh and spotless for your next backyard BBQ or summer event. Happy summer, and happy stain-fighting!

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