Does Dry cleaning ruins your clothes

 

• While most garment manufacturers take great pains to give you reasonable care label instructions, there are some instructions that should make you wary.• Spot Clean Only- this means the garment must be cleaned inch by inch, by hand! It is time consuming and costly. This instruction works best for a dark color garment and one that you plan on wearing only on special occassions.

• Dry Clean Exclusive of Ornamentation- this means your cleaner must remove all the trim, buttons, bows and other ornaments BEFORE the garment is processed, and then sew them back on again. Another time intensive and expensive process.

• Two Distinctly Different Label Instructions- if the care label on the garment’s lining calls for washing and there is another label on the face fabric that suggests dry cleaning, your cleaner will have to remove the lining in order to process in accordance with the Care Label instructions. You don’t want to know how much that would cost.

• DRYCLEAN ONLY. DO NOT TUMBLE. AIR DRY AT 100º it is virtually impossible for an environmentally friendly drycleaner to follow this instruction.

Our business depends upon us keeping your clothing looking its best. Yet misinformation continually creeps into media reports. Here are the facts regarding the most frequent areas of misinformation.

FICTION- Drycleaning wears out clothing. It’s better to clean infrequently.
FACT- Regular drycleaning keeps garments looking fresh and extends their life.

Spots and stains allowed to remain without treatment will gradually oxidize, set, and become permanent. We are trained and equipped to deal with stains, and if anyone can safely remove them, we can.

DO NOT iron stained or soiled clothes in an attempt to get “just one more wear” out of them. Ironing soiled fabric will set stains and drive them deeper into the fabric.

NEVER put a garment away with a stain on it. Stains containing sugar and even small amounts of food are a tasty treat for insects, leading to holes from eaten fibers. Also, putting clothes away before cleaning almost guarantees discoloration or oxidation of stains.

FICTION- All stains can be removed.
FACT- No they can’t.

But, if there is anyway possible, we can do it. Whether it’s a new garment or a treasured, well-worn item, everyone hates it when they spill something on their clothing. We understand, and will always use our very best effort to have your garment returned to your care in like-new condition. However, successful stain removal depends largely upon the type of fabric, the nature of the stain, and how much time passes between the stain and treatment. We’ve been told numerous times (daily, in fact) that we remove stains that many drycleaners cannot remove, but time is of the essence when working on an item.

For the very best chance, get us your garment quickly, and do not pre-treat.

FICTION- Drycleaning harms the environment.
FACT- Some drycleaning practices do, we do not.

We’re PERC free, and we will never use anything on your garment that we wouldn’t use on our own children’s clothing. Our cleaning process is scientific, allowing us to clean in environmentally friendly, healthier ways. We believe in taking the long way ’round for successful cleaning that benefits your garments, our employees, and our community.

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