WHAT IS DRYCLEANING?
Dry cleaning is very similar to regular home laundering, but a liquid solvent is used to clean your clothes instead of water and detergent. The solvent contains little or no water, hence the term "dry cleaning".
Our facility uses state of the art computerized dry cleaning machines. Your clothes do get wet, but the liquid solvent used evaporates much more quickly than water.
Since solvent is used instead of water, it is not drained and disposed of as a washing machine does with soiled water. The solvent is re-circulated through filters throughout the entire cleaning cycle to remove impurities loosened during the cleaning process.
Dry cleaning has two distinct advantages over cleaning with water or "wet" cleaning.
Water swells the fibers. It is this swelling action which causes shrinkage and dye fading in many garments.
Dry cleaning solvents are superior to water in the removal of oily or greasy residues which are the base component of many stains.
After your clothes have been properly cleaned, our highly trained presser press and finish your garments using specialized finishing equipment.
Finishing processes used vary, depending on the garments being processed, but generally involves steaming and pressing.
Steaming is effective for relaxing the fabric and the wrinkles.
Pressing is the final step and produces crisp, smooth results difficult to duplicate at home with a hand iron. This requires considerable skill and training and allows for a final inspection of the garment.
After your garments have been pressed, they are inspected one last time and bagged to await your arrival.