Top Secrets of Drycleaning and Laundry
Most of us don’t give it a second thought…we drop of our dry cleaning garments at the shop and it’s returned to us all pressed and on a hanger or neatly folded in a box. It turns out there are some secrets to helping your garments look fresh and clean so you ultimately look sharp and confident. If you have any other questions about dry cleaning, wet cleaning or general care for your prized garments just as Art’s Cleaners, we are happy to answer all your questions.
Have you ever wondered what happens to your cloths after you drop them off at the dry cleaners?
Well were going to share with you the secrets to the dry cleaning industry!
Let’s start with the #1 Secret of all:
Is there anything dry about your dry cleaning?
Probably the biggest loose term in the world is dry cleaning because there is nothing dry about it!
Everyone in the dry cleaning industry knows there is no water in dry cleaning. Your cloths are cleaned with a liquid chemical solvent instead of water.
“DRY CLEAN ONLY”. Don’t always believe garment tags!
Sometimes your garments can be Professionally Wet Cleaned using water and special detergents that keep the integrity of the garment.
Depending on the fabric your dry cleaner may be able to do a much better job on your garments by wet cleaning. A secret within a secret…always ask your dry cleaner the best way to clean your cloths. After all that’s the reason you’re dropping off your garments in the first place for their expertise. A secret within a secret within a secret…sometimes the clothing designer may sew in the wrong label. LOL!
So, what should be “DRY CLEAN ONLY”?
Fabrics that shrink when wet like Rayon and clothing assembled from several different fabrics like a fine blazer or suit.
Pre-treating can make stains worst! Leave it to the PRO’s.
If you think club soda is a good stain remover… please think again.
What happens when you put club soda on a stain? Yes, you’ll dab out the stain yet, at the same time you’ll spread the stain. The carbonation in club soda doesn’t do anything it has NO stain removing abilities. Your neighborhood cleaners pretreat all stains with a variety of chemicals before putting them into the dry cleaning machine itself. Also, you may be wondering if your clothes are ever washed with someone else’s! SHOCKING SECRET: Absolutely, all of the time!
What is best wrinkle-free packing tip –
Our plastic bags- Under all other circumstances, we always advise you to promptly remove our plastic bags from your cleaned garments because they are NOT designed for long term storage. The plastic gives off gasses, traps humidity and prohibits air flow around the garment. All of this can cause discoloration and staining, especially in light colored items. BUT…
When packing for a trip our plastic bags will form an air pocket around your garment and reduce friction. Friction causes wrinkles, and plastic reduces friction. If you pack each item on a hanger with its own bag your will have less wrinkles when you get to your destination. We challenge you to try this packing tip and then let us know how it worked.
You may be wondering if your clothes are ever washed with someone else’s! SHOCKING SECRET: Absolutely, all of the time!
HAPPY DRY CLEANING!