There’s nothing quite like the disappointment of throwing on your favorite hoodie, skirt or warm coat, pulling on the zipper and realizing it’s broken. Your outfit is ruined—or is it? Not necessarily! When you work with a skilled tailor in Cape May County, you can get your zipper replaced and get back to wearing your favorite clothes in no time.
When you need some professional zipper assistance, call Court House Cleaners and we’ll set things right. In the meantime, here are a few home remedies to help you with your zipper woes:
- The zipper is stuck: Sometimes you discover only when you go to take your jacket off that it won’t unzip. What to do? Find a graphite pencil, and rub the tip on the zipper teeth. Then try unzipping it again. If it’s still refusing to budge, try a non-oil-based lubricant, such as Windex. Apply the lubricant to the teeth, unzip a little, reapply and continue until you can unzip all the way.
- The teeth won’t stay together: What good is zipping up your jacket if the teeth pop open right afterwards? The problem in this case is that the teeth aren’t fitting together smoothly. Sometimes you can remedy this by using the graphite pencil trick from above, or a bar of soap, to help smooth the teeth into place. If that doesn’t work, it’s time to take a look at the teeth individually. Make sure the zipper isn’t stuck on a piece of clothing fabric. Next, see if any of the teeth are out of whack, or sticking out of the line improperly. If you spy any offenders, use a pair of pliers to get them back in line.
- The zipper pull has broken off: Although you may not want to make this a permanent feature of your outfit, it’s very easy to temporarily remedy a broken zipper pull, simply by finding an object such as a keyring or paperclip. Pass the object through the tab on the slider, and voilá: a new pull!
- The zipper keeps falling down: Oh, the mortification of the open fly! If you have a pair of pants that keeps unzipping, you can make a quick temporary fix until you can get the pants to your tailor. Just slide a key ring through the zipper pull, then zip up and fasten the loop around your pants button.
- Nothing is working: Sometimes, despite our best efforts, the solution just can’t be reached at home on our own. There is a time and a place for DIY projects, and there is also a time and a place for skilled help from a tailor in Cape May County. When zippers go bad, they can be easily and inexpensively replaced, provided the teeth, bottom and top of the zipper are present and accounted for.
Instead of tearing your hair out over a faulty zipper, just bring it to Court House Cleaners. We’ll repair or replace your zipper and get you back to wearing your favorite clothes in no time.