What is Dry Cleaning and What Should I Dry Clean?


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Finding a good dry cleaners doesn’t have to be a trial and error process.  Friends and neighbors may have suggestions of their favorite dry cleaners but before you take your garments in do a visual of their parking lot and store.  Is the parking lot clean and well kept?  Are the floors in their store clean?  Windows clean?  Attention to detail is important!  If the owners/operators can’t keep their store clean, what does that say for the details of cleaning your garment.

HowStuffWorks has a detailed article on how dry cleaning works.  HowStuffWorks “How Dry Cleaning Works”


Dry cleaning, on the other hand, is different. It’s a process that cleans clothes without water. The cleaning fluid that is used is a liquid, and all garments are immersed and cleaned in a liquid solvent — the fact that there is no water is why the


There are changes coming in the dry cleaning industry.  Although some establishments say they are “Green” or “Eco-Friendly” this isn’t always the case.  Just ask the owner or manager what solvent they use in their machines.  The newer EcoFriendly machines do not use perc but products like SOLVONK4. Looking for Eco-Friendly Dry Cleaning in Carmel, Indiana? Look to


Classic Cleaners Green Dry Cleaning Indianapolis Area Locations In the thriving community of Carmel, Indiana, residents know how to do things right. The city has not only grown as a fine place to live just outside of


Until an Eco-Friendly dry cleaning comes to your area, a few suggestions to extend the life of your garments that have to be dry cleaned.

If you have a stain, make note on a Post-It and tape it to your stained garment.  The type of stain is key to removing the stain when dry cleaning.

Always remove the dry cleaned garment from the plastic bag as soon as possible.  This allows the solvent to evaporate off of your garments.

Clean all garments before storing for the season.  Stains left on can discolor the fabric and attract insects.

If your dry cleaner is unable to remove a stain, be patient and kind.  Most establishments try everything to remove stains and keep their customers happy.  Perhaps they have a solution or perhaps the problem was something you caused.


Drycleaning secrets

Inside Edition visits Meurice Garment Care for a lesson in Drycleaning 101. For more cleaning tips and tricks visit our site www.GarmentCare.com or follow us at http




For more information on professional dry cleaning and laundry, the  Dry Cleaning and Laundry Institute has Consumer Tips.







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