How To Preserve The Color And Shine of Your Garments
Updated: Sep 17, 2022
Most people think dry cleaning is the best way to clean their clothes. This is true, but only if you know how to take care of your clothes after they are dry cleaned.
Treating your clothes properly can help them last longer and prevent them from losing their color and shine. Taking good care of your garments will also save you money on clothing because you won't need to constantly replace them because of damage.
Below are several tips for how to take care of your clothes after they are cleaned.
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Dry Clean Your Clothes Professionally
Professional dry-cleaning is best for keeping your garments looking sharp and new. When your clothes are professionally cleaned, they are handled by a trained technician who specializes in stain removal and garment care.
This process will do more than just remove odors; it will also restore the color to your clothing.
It's important to note that when you choose a professional cleaner, they should be able to identify the type of fabric that makes up each garment which helps them determine the best way to clean it.
This will help ensure that every piece of clothing remains in its best condition possible. By using professional cleaners, you can feel confident that you are making the right choice for your clothing.
How Does Dry Cleaning Work?
When you take your clothing to the dry cleaner, it goes into a large machine that uses a combination of heat and tumbling action to clean the garments.
The chemical components in the dry cleaning fluid dissolve stains and lift them away from the fabric fibers. This leaves behind a fresh scent that remains on your clothing after the process is complete.
The heat presses wrinkles out of the clothing while they're still on hangers or in garment bags. When you pick up your garments, they have been cleaned, deodorized, and pressed.
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Handling The Stains On Clothes
As soon as a stain appears on your clothes, you should take proper steps to remove it. The longer a stain sits on your clothes, the more difficult it will be to get out.
But before that, it is important to know which method can be employed to remove stains from different materials. Avoid rubbing or scrubbing at the stain because this can abrade fibers and make removing the stain even harder.
Wash your clothes in cold water instead of warm or hot water. Hot water causes clothing fabrics to fade faster because it opens up their pores and causes rapid deterioration of dyes. Cold water is best for preserving the color of your clothing and getting them clean.
If a stain has occurred by any chemical substance like ketchup or food items like chocolate or coffee, then simply washing with water would not do the job. It is best to consult the washing instructions given on the label attached to your garment before going ahead with the cleaning process.
Avoid Using Home Dry Cleaning Kits
While these kits can remove stains from clothing, they also can ruin the color and material of the clothing.
The chemicals often used in these kits are not meant for delicate fabrics like those found in garments, so they can damage clothing over time.
These kits can also leave residue behind on the fabric of your clothing.
Handle Delicate Fabric With Care
When you dry clean your clothes, you are cleaning them with a solvent. The solvent will dissolve the soil and the oil in the soil. Some solvents are hotter than others and some are used more frequently than others. The hotter the solvent, the better it can dissolve soil and oil.
Delicate fabrics like lace or silk should never be run through a dry washer or dryer because they will be ruined quickly if exposed to hot water and high-speed agitation. You should hand wash these fabrics with cold water instead, or use a laundry bag to protect them while they are being washed in the washer.
Dry cleaning your clothes can seem like a daunting task. However, by using Grand Cleaners, you can be sure that your clothes will be handled with care and returned to you looking and smelling great!
We use the latest technologies and equipment to clean your clothes, ensuring that they are handled properly and come back to you in excellent condition. Stop by today and let us take care of all of your dry cleaning needs!