People frequently dismiss dry cleaning as a sham service that isn’t worth the money. The reality is far from it, and the service can be especially useful for special clothing and those who lack the time or strength to properly clean and iron their clothes.
Here are some common myths that you may have heard that have been debunked!
Dry Cleaning is Dry
While the name may lead you to believe that dry cleaning is simply cleaning without water, while this is true to some extent, a liquid is definitely used. Cleaning solvents are used for the job, and they work well at getting into the stains on your cloth and removing them.
The solvent has a lower viscosity than water, allowing it to reach deeper crevices and provide a more thorough and extensive clean overall.
Dry cleaning degrades clothing
The reality is that washing your clothes will generally result in some sort of change to your clothes later on. The materials used, however, make a significant difference. The solvent used in dry cleaning is less damaging to fabric than water because of its lower viscosity. As a result, your clothes are more likely to withstand more dry-cleaning cycles than washing machine cycles.
The solvent protects your clothing from the damage and abrasions caused by water.
The Dry-Cleaning Bags Are Safe for Clothes
When you get your clothes back from the cleaner, they’re usually in a dry-cleaning bag to keep them clean during transport. Many people will continue to store their clothes in these bags, believing that it will provide additional protection over time.
The reality, however, is quite different, as the bag can become quite humid over time. Dry cleaning chemicals can cause oxidation, leaving strong odors on the clothes and causing other damage over time. When you get those clothes back, take them out of the bag as soon as possible.
Only clothes marked “dry clean only” should be sent to the cleaners
The care labels on your clothes will indicate whether an item is dry clean only. As a result, there is a widespread misconception that not all clothes can be dry cleaned. A dry-cleaning service can benefit all clothing. Clothes that indicate dry cleaning can also be washed normally, preferably in cold water with a mild detergent to avoid damaging the fabric.
It is not recommended to iron the fabric, and it should be left to dry naturally in the air.
Located at 100 Spruce St Denver, CO 80230, at Lowry Eco Cleaners, our goal is to bring your clothes into top-notch shape, you can count on us for dry-cleaning services, ranging from casual to business and even wedding dresses.
Call us on (303) 856-3663 today to give your clothes a new life and visit our website to learn more about our services and pricing and many more.