~~Dry Cleaning is termed so because water is not the primary liquid used in the process. Garments are, however, fully submerged in a solvent that contains little or no water. Dry cleaning solvents remove soil and stains from fabrics without penetrating the fibers as water does. Solvents are not harmful to most fabrics and compared to water, cause less shrinkage, color fading and other problems that can occur during the cleaning process. Overall, solvents provide better cleaning potential than water. Detergents are utilized in drycleaning solvents for enhanced cleaning capability. Sizing is also added to restore garment shape, body and texture. Solvents long utilized in dry cleaning include perchloroethylene and petroleum-based solvents. In addition, the recent development of Solvon K4 as a dry cleaning solvent has introduced yet another potentially effective solvent. Not all garments require dry cleaning and can be laundered with water. Manufacturer labeling that is required on all garments indicate which type of cleaning is best for the garment.
~~Garments that are cleaned in water are known as wet cleaned garments. Shirts (such as business or knit shirts) and pants (such as jeans and khakis) are typically items that are laundered.
~~Complete alteration services are available at all locations. From hem replacements, to seam repair, we offer every type of tailoring and alteration service available at affordable rates.
~~This service is offered at all locations. Regular maintenance is important! Dry Cleaning draperies every other year will extend the life of your fabric. In the interim, you want to prevent dust build-up on the front and back of draperies. Dust on the backside will attract the sun's destructive rays like a magnet, which speeds up deterioration of the lining and drapery fabric.
~~Our suede and leather cleaners are experts. Each garment is cleaned and equipped with protective emollients that help to restore and retain the luster and softness of leather and suede.
~~Bedspreads, comforters, small rugs, dust ruffles, draperies, pillows, sheets, sleeping bags, shower curtains, curtains, table cloths, napkins, place mats are just a sampling of the household related items we clean. Professional cleaning of such items not only aid in keeping them looking crisp and clean, but also helps to prolong the life of the item. The large, commercial- sized washers and dryers available to professionals encourages a more thorough cleaning and even drying of such large items.
~~We clean and package wedding gowns with preservation in mind.
Customers are encouraged to have wedding gowns and like garments
cleaned very soon after wearing as stains and dirt left in material over
time decreases the possibility of getting the stains out or worse, can
even damage the material.
~~Offered at most locations, we professionally clean area rugs that can be brought into our locations. See store for details. ( Store Locations )
~~Buttons that are lost or broken during cleaning are replaced free of charge at all locations.
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