Dry Cleaning Tips
Dry cleaning is an essential aspect when it comes to giving your clothing garments a longer life! Moreover, dry cleaning is necessary when it comes to protecting fabrics that will become damaged by heat or water from your traditional at-home washer and dryer. Delicate fabrics and materials become damaged from at-home heat and water cleaning processes. Overall, this alters the look and structure of the garments. Instead of using water and detergent to clean clothing, dry cleaning professionals use a liquid solvent that evaporates much more quickly than water.
Why Do I Need To Dry Clean?
Heat and water from traditional washing methods can damage the delicate fabrics and materials of your clothing garments by altering their appearance during the cleaning process. Water can overall swell and stretch the fibers, which can then cause the fibers to lose its original shape. Often times, stain removal processes require a water-based detergent along with a high level of heat in order to remove the stains in the best possible way. This method increases the potential of damaging the fabrics of a garment. Therefore, dry cleaning is the best and most appropriate cleaning method for delicate fabrics or fabrics that have stains and should not come into contact with water.
Avon Cleaners’ eco-friendly dry cleaning methods sets us apart from other laundry services in the Park Cities, Uptown, and Dallas Fort-Worth metroplex near you.
Along with this, we immerse clothes in an eco safe solvent (in the dry cleaning machine) which removes soils and reconditions the fibers in the garments. After, the solvent’s extracted from the drum of the machine and then filtered and reused. It is more gentle on clothes than traditional wet cleaning. AND, Avon Cleaners is the only cleaners in town with a 100% biodegradable solvent that keeps whites as white as possible, and colors more vibrant that traditional solvents.
Our dry cleaning system’s called System K4.
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SYSTEM K4 is an environmentally friendly and absolutely safe cleaning process. It does not pose a risk to air, water, human beings and soil!
The huge innovation of SYSTEM K4 is the cleaning effect of the solvent. SYSTEM K4 has the same cleaning power as perchloroethylene. Moreover, SYSTEM K4 is biodegradable and has been tested dermatologically with the result being “Very Good.” This positive test result gives cleaning companies, their employees and their customers a greater deal of safety. Click here to learn more information about SYSTEM K4.
Users often express a high degree of satisfaction with their experiences and promote SYSTEM K4 independently on their regional markets as the most eco-friendly textile cleaning procedure in solvent cleaning.
System K4 Machine
Which Clothes Should Be Dry Cleaned?
In order to find out which of your clothing garments can be dry cleaned, you can refer to your clothing labels. This is usually the best place to check for the cleaning method. Note that some labels will read “dry clean only” while others will say “dry clean.”
Furthermore, in terms of fabric, garments made of taffeta, silk, wool, velvet, acetate, and fabric blends that include rayon, silk, wool, suede and leather should be professionally dry-cleaned. Unless, the care label says otherwise. Some materials require more care than others and therefore cost more. For example, all cotton is more difficult to press, silks and rayon’s require more effort to remove soils and stains.
If you are ever in doubt about which fabrics are able to be dry cleaned, you can bring them in and we will help you determine the best cleaning method!
Different Types Of Fabric
When your clothes are dry cleaned, non-water based solvents are used to remove the stains, before they are pressed. Most dry cleaning services, including Avon Cleaners, provides the option to have your garments pressed. “Pressing” garments basically refers to the process of lifting and pressing an iron over clothes, while ironing indicates a back-and-forth motion. However, pressing in dry cleaning stores is almost entirely done with large machines as compared to a small iron.
How Often Should I Dry Clean My Clothes?
Due to the solvents used when dry cleaning, your clothing garments do not need to be dry cleaned as often as you would wash your clothes on a regular basis. Below is a list of different clothing items and how often they should be dry cleaned.
- Blouses- Dry Clean Every 3-5 wears
Moreover, blouses are one clothing garment that tends to get up close and personal against your skin. Delicate, dry-clean-only fabrics like silk tend to absorb sweat often. Dry clean button-down blouses once every three to five wears, however, you may need to up the frequency during warm summer months.
- Sweaters- Depending on how sweaty you tend to get… dry clean every 2-5 wears
- Pants & Skirts- Dry clean every 5 wears
- Outerwear- Dry clean once or twice a season
- Dresses- Dry clean every 1-2 wears
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Can I Dry Clean My Bedding?
Bedding cleaning services done professionally on a regular basis extends the life of your bedding investment. Along with this, the expert cleaners here at Avon know the most efficient ways to clean and care for your bed linens whether it’s a routine maintenance cleaning or you’ve had a spill.
Just like furniture, your bedding acts like an air filter inside of your home, taking in dust and dirt. Dry cleaning cleans the fabric of bedding down to fiber level, removing all of the dirt, dust, and assorted debris as well as stains. You can’t see it, but your comforter gets dirtier every single night by sweat accumulating in the fabrics and skin flakes that come off your body while you toss & turn. House dust mites survive off your skin flakes and live in your bed sheets, comforters, & pillows. Therefore, it is important to have your comforters and even your pillows cleaned professionally every once in a while.
We are able to clean down comforters, afghans, duvet covers, and cotton, satin or velvet bedspreads. Along with this, we are able to replace pillow ticking, as well as clean pillow shams, bed skirts, and other decorative items. Free pickup and delivery service comes with all your bedding cleaning services.
Contact Avon Cleaners Today!
At Avon Cleaners, we will actively heed your preferences for all of your garments. We will always ask what stains are present on your garments and pre-treat them accordingly. Along with this, we will be sure to indicate if trims, zippers, buttons, or any of the garment’s details might be harmed by the dry cleaning process before we begin cleaning the garment. Here at Avon, all dry cleaning services come with free pick up and delivery!
Unlike on-demand services, our team of expert garment care professionals develop personal relationships with their customers- they get to know you and your preferences. Most important, our drivers become your dedicated point person for all of your laundry and dry cleaning needs- they care about the way you look and always ensure your complete satisfaction. Contact us today!