While it may not be necessary to dry clean all of your clothing all the time, as discussed previously on the blog, there are several benefits to getting professional care for your clothes.
Delicate Items & Tough Stains
Even if you have a great washing machine and lots of time on your hands, you still may not know the best methods or have the right tools to care for all types of fabrics. Professional dry cleaners are trained experts on stain removal, and offer expertise in handling delicate materials. Silk and wool items should always be brought to a professional dry cleaner so they do not shrink and the color does not bleed.
Many other materials like rayon, linen, velvet, and some cotton blends are also best cared for with dry cleaning, even if the care label allows for washing.
Likewise, stains and odors can be tough to tackle. For items that are safely washed at home, inspect the item after washing – if the stain has not been removed, do not dry it! You’ll likely set in the stain with the heat of the drying cycle and make that stain permanent. Instead, hang these items to dry, and take them to the dry cleaners that you haven’t been able to successfully clean at home. Otherwise, you run the risk of permanently damaging the item. If a stain looks particularly tough, or has sat in the fabric for a long time, it’s best not to attempt cleaning it at home.
Leather and Suede Cleaning
Leather and suede cleaning is a service that is offered by most professional dry cleaners. Typically, your local dry cleaner will not clean the leather and suede items in-house, and will send your leather and suede items out to a cleaner who specializes in leather and suede cleaning. These cleaners use specialized techniques to clean the leather and suede properly.
Restoration & Preservation
Even with top-of-the-line appliances, there are still some things a dry cleaning professional can do better. When it’s time to clean larger items like rugs or drapes, a professional is the right person for the job. Restoring priceless garments and preserving wedding gowns are also best handled by an expert.
Last but not least, dry cleaning saves time. When an item is dry cleaned, it is crisp, wrinkle-free and ready to wear. Don’t waste time ironing, folding and fighting the ever-growing pile of laundry when you have better things to do. Leave it to the experts and feel good knowing your clothing is in the right hands.
From expertise to preservation, there are many benefits to getting your clothes dry cleaned professionally rather than risking damaging these items at home. Drive Cleaning also adds the benefit of convenience by offering to pick-up and drop off your dry cleaning items.