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How We Keep Your Clothes Looking Great

July 21, 2015

What happens to your clothes when you bring them to us? Who
handles them and how do they make them look renewed and refreshed? Your
clothes are in the best care when they’re with us! Our professional
garment handlers are trained to remove stains, solve problems, press out
wrinkles, and make your clothes look the best they can.

The
process starts at the counter when you drop off your cleaning. This is
the best time to let us know about any stains that may require extra
attention, or to identify any other potential problems. That way we can
be sure our garment experts will be able to give your clothes any extra
care needed.

We identify your garments with a tag system, then
sort them by type, fabric content, color, and cleaning method. Some
garments may need to be laundered, hand washed, or wetcleaned. Other
specialty items such as leathers or furs require special care. Some
garments may require some stain removal efforts before we clean them,
and others may not. It all depends on each individual piece.

Drycleaning
cleans clothing without the use of water, it’s true, but liquids are
involved. Drycleaning solvent is the primary cleaning force in the
process, using a fluid that cuts through grease and oily stains but does
not harm most fabrics. Special drycleaning detergents are added by a
controlled system. Precision is of the essence to ensure properly
cleaned clothing.

Washing machine for professional wet cleaning at Sarni Cleaners facilityWetcleaning resembles the home washing process
because it uses water as the main cleaning agent, but that’s where the
similarities end. Wetcleaning uses highly specialized equipment and
detergents to clean clothing, giving them a renewed and refreshed
appearance.

After cleaning we check your clothes for any
remaining stains that may not have come out in the regular cleaning
process. This is called spotting or stain removal. Any lingering stains
are removed as best as possible using the appropriate products. These
items are then re-cleaned before we give them back to you.

Dressed to Im-Press

 

Near
the end of the production line you’ll find the pressing station. This
is where your clothes are pressed and made ready to wear. Pressing is a
job that requires an eye for detail, and it’s these details that help
you look good when you’re wearing your professionally-cleaned clothes to
an important function or for work or play.

Following the
pressing process, all of your garments are brought back together and
placed in the inspection lineup. This is where we catch things like
missing buttons, stains that may need extra work, and any undesired
impressions from pressing equipment. Any item that does not pass this
quality control inspection is sent back for additional care before being
assembled with the rest of your order and bagged.

That’s the
process in a nutshell. Thanks for taking the tour! If you have any
questions about the clothing care process, feel free to ask our store manager. We love what we do and we’re only
too happy to talk about it. Looking forward to seeing you again soon.