Have you ever cleaned an appearingly stain-free t-shirt, only to find once it’s been washed there’s now a massive stain right in the center? Faint stains, or “invisible” stains may only show up or worse only after cleaning. Substances like Juice may not be visible once the stain is dry, but not treating the stain before cleaning can result in farther and permanent stains. Treating stains with club soda or water may be good short term solutions, but they will not completely remove the stains on their own. Untreated stains will cause the oxidation of sugars and tannin that has come into contact with the fabric when the item is cleaned as it reacts to the heat, which is why it is important to notify your cleaners of any potential spots that may and have been stained. It is also important to treat fabrics that may have been in contact with alcohol or alcohol based products, as this substance will create color loss in your clothes. Products that contain alcohol may include perfumes and colognes, skin care products, hairspray, and some medications. The best route of prevention of color loss and permanent damage is to treat the item immediately with water, blot – not rub, and bring to your cleaners as soon as possible.