What is Dry Cleaning &
Common inquiries regarding a solvent used in dry cleaning.
DRY CLEANING HAS BEEN AROUND SINCE THE 1600S AND A RELIABLE WAY TO GET CLOTHES CLEANED EVER SINCE
What Are the Benefits of Dry Cleaning?
Dry cleaning removes stains and dirt from clothing and other fabrics without risking shrinkage or damage. Traditional laundry services can shrink, damage, or discolor clothing using soap and water, while dry cleaning cleans and protects the clothing. For some fabrics and garments, dry cleaning is the only safe option.
What is Dry Cleaning?
Dry cleaning is the only safe and highly effective method for cleaning delicate and non-washable fabrics. Inserting the items into specialized machines and exposing them to a solvent through a gentle tumble action ensures thorough cleaning without causing any damage, even to the most fragile fabrics.
How Long Does Dry Cleaning Take?
What is a dry cleaning machine?
A dry cleaning machine is a highly sophisticated computer-controlled device that employs a specialized liquid solvent instead of water to remove stains and dirt from clothing and textiles effectively.
What kind of solvent do dry cleaners use?
Most dry cleaners use petroleum solvent PERC or hydrocarbon. (Perc will no longer be used in dry cleaning operations in California by January 1, 2023.)
According to my research, most dry cleaners in California use hydrocarbon solvents due to their cost-effectiveness.
Roughly 90-95% of dry-cleaning in California employs this solvent.
Is it safe to dry clean any garments, and what clothes should not be dry cleaned??
No, not every fabric can be dry clean! It is not safe. We don't recommend dry-clean fabrics or any clothing that contains or is made from plastic, paper, polyurethane, or PVC. There is a significant and almost 99% possibility that these fabrics can get destroyed during the dry cleaning process.
Is dry cleaning better than wet cleaning?
CAN DRY CLEANING REMOVE ALL STAINS?
Dry cleaning is proven to remove stains more effectively than washing machines. Unfortunately, some stains are permanent, and the best cleaning methods cannot remove them. If you notice a stain on your clothes, do not try to remove it yourself. Washing a stain or attempting to remove it with a home remedy can actually ingrain it further into the fabric and make it permanent. Quickly take the item in question to Comet Cleaners, where our trained laundry professionals will try to remove it.
Certain fabrics or clothing items cannot be dry cleaned. It is imperative that materials made from plastic, paper, polyurethane, or PVC are not subjected to dry cleaning as it will inevitably destroy them.
Can dry cleaning remove ODOR?
The short answer is NO. Only 70% to 80% can be removed by the dry cleaning process!
Most odors, especially (Body odor), When people sweat, the water, salt, and fat mix with this bacteria and can cause odor. To be able to remove the scent. We at Prestige Green Touch use different methods; WET CLEANING is the best way to achieve the best result.
Dry cleaning doesn't work so well on odor issues. That's especially true of odors that are caused by perspiration. So, consider your alternatives if a garment needs cleaning because it stinks.