FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- Is drycleaning good for clothes?
- Should I tell the cleaner what has caused a stain?
- Should I have all matching pieces cleaned together?
- Does drycleaning shrink clothes?
- Are suedes and leathers cleaned in the same way as fabric garments?
- Will my freshly drycleaned garment have an odour?
- Can I store my clean garments in the plastic wrapping they are returned in?
Is drycleaning good for clothes?
Yes. It removes grit, dust and grease that can damage the fabric if left in it too long. Drycleaning not only prolongs the life of a garment, but keeps it looking smart for as long as possible.
Should I tell the cleaner what has caused a stain?
Yes, and the quicker stained garments are taken to the cleaner the better. Some stains affect fabrics permanently if they are left unattended too long.
Should I have all matching pieces cleaned together?
Yes. If all pieces are cleaned together, any colour loss is likely to be uniform and variations will be minimal. However beware! - there are exceptions. Some two-pieces are made as separates and different cleaning instructions may be found on each piece. If this is the case, advise your cleaner.
Does drycleaning shrink clothes?
No. Not if the drycleaning process has been carried out correctly in accordance with the care label.
Are suedes and leathers cleaned in the same way as fabric garments?
No. Highly specialised procedures are used on leather garments. Most will need to be re-oiled and/or re-dyed to restore colour and texture.
Will my freshly drycleaned garment have an odour?
No. A professional cleaner is skilled in keeping his solvent clean, and following proper drying procedures your garments are returned free of all smell.
Can I store my clean garments in the plastic wrapping they are returned in?
The wrapping provided by the drycleaner is to protect the garment until you get it home. It is best to store garments uncovered.