One of the most common questions we get at our store is “What is dry cleaning?” While most people understand that some clothes need to be dry cleaned. The actual process and how dry cleaning works is not common knowledge. So to better help understand what we do at Fabricare Center Dry Cleaners in Sandy Springs, Georgia.
Dry Cleaning is the processes of cleaning clothes and fabrics with a liquid solvent, rather than water.
This is the part of the process that throws most people off. With dry cleaning your clothes will still be washed in a liquid. This liquid is a solvent, not water. There are several advantages to this:
When you use water to wash your clothes it causing swelling of fibers in the material. This is what causes clothes to change size and lose their color over time. Solvents do not do this.
Solvents are also better at removing oil and grease residue. These tend to be present on most stains. Making solvents better for handling them.
There are many solvents being used in the dry cleaning industry today. Here at Fabricare Center Cleaners we use GreenEarth Cleaning solvent. GreanEarth Cleaning non-toxic and earth friendly, essentially using liquefied sand as the solvent. You can read more about it here.
Steaming – Steaming helps relax wrinkles and get the material ready for pressing. It is also one more step in killing bacteria on the material.
Pressing – Pressing is the final step in the dry cleaning process. Providing a smooth and crisp finish. One that is hard to replicate with a home iron.
If you have any questions about our process or have tough stain you would like to have our master cleaners inspect. Please contact us by clicking here!