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Why Dry Cleaning is the Way to Go

Updated: Aug 26, 2022

Dry cleaning is a great way to keep your clothes looking their best. The process uses chemicals and heat to remove soil from clothing, and it leaves them smelling fresh and clean. Dry cleaning also helps protect fibers from being damaged by water or machine washing.

Dry cleaning is a process that uses no water, but it's not exactly as "dry" as most people think of it. It's actually called "perc" (perchloroethylene) solvent. This solvent is used to clean your clothes, and it evaporates quickly without leaving behind any residue.

Here are some benefits of dry cleaning; and why you should choose dry cleaning over machine washing:

Dry Cleaning is Safe for Your Clothes

Machine washing can cause shrinkage, which means that your clothes will no longer fit. If you have sensitive skin or allergies, dry cleaning is a good choice because it keeps allergens out of the wash water.

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Dry cleaning solutions are also hypoallergenic, so they won't irritate sensitive skin or clog pores.

Dry Cleaning is Better for the Environment Than Machine Washing

Washing clothes in a machine uses lots of water and energy. The biggest culprit is the hot water used to rinse clothes after they've been washed. These rinses use so much hot water that it can be difficult to recycle them for other uses.

One of the benefits of dry cleaning clothes include extending the life of your wardrobe by removing stains before they set in permanently and by keeping delicate fabrics from getting ruined by the washing process. Plus, dry-cleaned clothes tend to look brighter and fresher than their machine-washed counterparts!

No Shrinkage

Machine washing causes fabrics to shrink causing them to wrinkle and lose their shape. Dry clean only garments are guaranteed not to shrink when they are cleaned professionally by trained technicians who use professional equipment and chemicals designed specifically for each type of fabric.

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Dry Cleaning Takes Less Time Than Washing Clothes at Home

The average dry cleaner can clean up to eight pieces of clothing per hour, while the average machine can only clean one piece per hour. Dry cleaners also have access to professional equipment that helps them complete their work quicker than if you were doing it yourself at home.

You would also need to purchase these machines if you wanted to try this method of cleaning yourself – so why bother when you can drop off your clothes at the dry cleaners?

Washing is usually done with a mild detergent like Woolite to remove dirt from the fabric before pressing. The washing machine agitates the water around the fabric thoroughly enough that all dirt particles are removed from inside the cloth fibers themselves. This also removes any oil or grease stains on the surface of your clothing.

At Grand Cleaners we understand that our customers need their clothes to look their best and be ready when they need them. That's why we offer same-day service on most items, as well as pick-up/drop-off services for those who live outside of our neighborhood.

When it comes time to dry your clothes out after washing them at home or dropping them off at the cleaners', don't use heat! This will only cause more damage to your garments over time; instead, hang them up in a place with good air circulation until they're completely dry (about 24 hours).

Grand Cleaners is here to serve you. With our experienced pressers and cleaner, you can feel comfortable leaving your clothes here. We service in dry cleaning, laundered shirts, alterations, repairs, wedding gowns, household items, leather, suede, and fur cleaning!

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