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Cleaning the Greener Way

Have you avoided buying “dry clean only” clothes because of some “chemical” reputation? New technology has made cleaning eco-friendly and we’ve invested time and money to switch over. Ask us about our greener processes. Everything from 100% wet cleaning to new environmental-friendly professional cleaning solvents — now there are greener ways to care for your wardrobe.

Treasures in the Attic

Are you keeping an old military uniform, letter jacket or baby blanket in your attic? Bring us your special family heirlooms. Our cleaning process protects delicate fibers, prevents aging stains. We can repair most the tears or loose seams of … Continue reading

The Must Have Color for Spring

Yellow is a key color this spring fashion season. Too bright for your taste? Try a muted pastel yellow as seen in this Preen women’s wear pant suit. And don’t worry if you aren’t committed to the full yellow suit … Continue reading

Always Cleanable, Sometimes Washable

Cleaning vs. washing? Here’s the easy to remember rule:  Everything can be cleaned, not everything can be washed.  Specialty fabrics such as wool, silk, leather and rayon should never be washed. They require professional cleaning and care.   Our expert staff has been trained to understand how each of these specialty fabrics should be cleaned – and the right cleaning care protects your investment in your favorites.

Springtime is fresh and sweet, so should your clothing be

Successful removal of odors depends on the source of the odor and the type of fabric, but the process can be a bit complex. Perspiration; mildew; smoke from tobacco or fire; urine; metallic or oily … there’s a process for each.

Not all odors can be removed, so the question is, if you can’t remove the odor do you disguise it with another product and a different odor?

For washable items:

  • Soak the garment in detergent and/or color-safe bleach
  • Add a few ounces of white vinegar to the mix
  • Baking soda mixed with water can help neutralize odors (like in the fridge)
  • WIN makes a detergent for drip-dry sports gear that might help with body odor
  • Oban is a spray, so it will help disguise—but not remove—odors
  • Mildew is a water-based odor that usually requires chlorine bleach, so be careful with colors

Dryclean-only items:

  • You are somewhat limited with these fabrics because most odors are water-based, hence they may not “rinse-out” during drycleaning
  • However, oily resins, which can be present in some odors, are often removed during the cleaning process, so it’s worth talking to your drycleaner.
  • Point out odors, and do not be embarrassed!

If you have a very bad odor, that cannot be removed at home, ask your drycleaner about Ozone. Many cleaners use this process for animal and smoke odors.