How Dry Cleaning Works

You may have been bringing your clothing to a dry cleaner for a while, but have you ever considered how the whole dry cleaning process works? You bring your clothes into us dirty and they come out clean and pressed. If you have ever wondered how your clothes get beautifully clean, keep reading for more information.

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How Do Clothes Get Cleaned?

The first step in the process is that when you bring your clothes in, they’ll be tagged with your name and phone number. The tags also ensure that all of your clothes stay together and get washed together. After your clothes are tagged, they are pretreated for stains. This part is really important because you want your stains to get pretreatment before they go through the cleaning process. Then clothes are washed in a cleaning solvent, rather than water. Just like your laundry at home, clothes get thrown into a washer with solvent.

After the clothes are washed, they will be checked for missing buttons, stains, rips, and tears. Usually, if your clothes need mending or re-treating, this is when it happens. After your clothes are checked, then they are pressed. Depending on what you have requested, your clothes are pressed and finished. Then they are packaged and prepared for you to come and pick them up, or for us to deliver them to you.

This is the traditional cleaning process; however, the process may change depending on your clothing. Delicate fabrics, such as wedding gowns, ball gowns, or furniture fabrics take longer, because they may need to undergo a drier process to preserve them.

When you’re ready to bring in your clothing for dry cleaning, you need to give us a call at 631.422.4339. You can also come by and see us at 945-4 Montauk Highway, West Islip, New York, 11795.