Alterations: Professional dry cleaners are full-service clothing care specialists. Alterations are one of the many services we offer.
Dry Cleaning, the process itself: Dry Cleaning uses fluids to remove soils and stains from fabrics. Among the advantages of dry cleaning is its ability to dissolve grease and oils in a way that water cannot. Natural fibers such as wools and silks dryclean beautifully, but can shrink, distort, and lose color when washed in water. Synthetic fibers like polyester also respond well to dry cleaning, whereas they can retain oily stains after washing. dry cleaning helps to return garments to a “like-new” condition using precautions to prevent shrinkage, loss of color, and change of texture or finish.
Expertise: From fashions and fabrics to stain removal to the latest cleaning technologies, we have the expertise to clean your clothes right. Why do it yourself or settle for a second-rate job from a so-called “home dry cleaning kit” when you could trust it to an expert?
Finishing: By taking your clothes to the drycleaner, you don’t have to spend your weekend standing over an ironing board and a hot iron.
Household textiles: We also process household items such as blankets, comforters, rugs, and some kinds of upholstery and draperies.
Inspection: Before we return a garment to you, our employees conduct an inspection to make sure your order has met our own and your expectations. If we spot a problem, the garment gets sent back to receive further attention. Safeguards like this help ensure that your clothes will look their best when you come to pick them up.
Knowledge of fabrics and fashions: You may know what rayon, silk, and cotton are, but what about angora, faille or seersucker? There are numerous fabrics and fibers that we must know about in order to care best for the clothes you bring.
Laundry: We also have a commercial laundry machine where shirts, cotton pants, and other items are done. With the convenience and superior level of pressing that comes with commercial laundry, your business casual and casual attire will look their best, too.
Neckties: Ties are often made of delicate fabrics (such as silk) and require special care. Whether you’ve spilled gravy on your favorite tie or are just looking to spruce it up, we are best equipped to clean it.
Preservation: We also specialize in the preservation of wedding gowns, christening gowns, and other family heirlooms. Preservation is a special type of storage that helps prolong the life of a garment for years and years.
Stain removal: We use complex procedures and special stain removal chemicals to remove stains. Stains are divided into two major categories: solvent-soluble stains and water-soluble stains. Different stains require different treatments, which our stain removal technicians are trained to administer.
Extend the life of your garments: Contrary to the belief of some, frequent cleaning does NOT damage clothes. Frequent cleaning extends the life of a garment by removing stains and ground-in dirt and soils.
Yellowing: Frequent cleaning removes stains that, if left untreated, could oxidize and cause yellowing. Exposure to heat or the passage of time can cause stains from food, beverages, and other oily substances to oxidize and turn yellow or brown, much the way a peeled apple turns brown after exposure to air. Once they become yellow or brown, these stains become much more difficult to remove and often cannot be removed.