Thursday, August 3, 2017

Real Bride Spotlight: Angela & Jesse's Duke Wedding

I met Jesse at Duke University when we were in our junior year of college in biochemistry. While applying for medical schools, we found ourselves in the position where we would be long distance for the next four years. Jesse ended up staying at Duke for medical school, while I went to Loyola University in Chicago. We got engaged at Duke, and we knew that we wanted to get married in the Duke Gardens. It was quite an experience planning a North Carolina wedding from Chicago, but teamwork made the perfect day come true.
What was your wedding date?
May 6, 2017
What was your wedding location and venue name?
The ceremony was at the Duke Gardens in Durham, NC and the reception was at 21c Museum Hotel Durham.
Who is the designer of your wedding gown and where did you purchase it?
It’s Allure Bridals, Style 9350 purchased at Weddings 826 in Chicago, IL.
When did you know your gown was "the one"?
The dress caught my eye because of the beautiful beading and intricate lacework. The dress made me feel so beautiful that I knew it was the one I wanted to wear for my future husband on the most memorable day of our lives.
What is your absolute favorite memory from your wedding day?
We did not do a first look before the ceremony, so seeing my husband’s face when he saw me walking down the aisle was the happiest I’ve ever seen him.
What made your wedding ceremony feel extra special?
We wrote our entire ceremony, and asked one of our best friends to officiate it. He told the best stories about us, and the ceremony was completely personal. We also walked down the aisle together as a married couple to the theme song from Up, the movie! Additionally, having our friends and family come from across the US and also from China made us feel so loved.
Why did you want to get your gown cleaned?
We haven’t decided what our plans are with the dress, but we both loved my dress so much that we knew we definitely wanted it cleaned first and foremost.
Why did you decide to get your gown cleaned by Janet Davis Cleaners, a member of the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists?
I wanted someone who specialized in wedding gowns since my gown has so many details, when I found Janet Davis Cleaners and realized I drove by it every day on my way to work, the choice was easy!

Photographer: L'Amour Foto at http://lamourfoto.com

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

3 Tips to Choose the Best Wedding Gown Fabrics For Your Special Day

If you're a bride-to-be, you may currently be in the process of finding your wedding dress. We're giving you 3 tips for selecting the best wedding gown fabrics!
3 Tips to Choose the Best Wedding Gown Fabrics For Your Special Day
Finding your wedding dress is one of the best parts of planning your wedding. But there are many factors to consider when choosing the dress of your dreams. Fabric is one of them, but how do you choose from dozens upon dozens of wedding gown fabrics?

It may seem like fabric is a small and insignificant part of your wedding dress. But the truth is that fabric is an essential detail that can make or break the way a dress looks on you.

In 10 or 20 years, you want to look back on your wedding dress and still love it as much as you did the day you got married. Unfortunately, many women fall out of love with their wedding dresses years later.

But you don't have to!

Here are 3 of the best tips to help you choose the best wedding gown fabric so you can love your gown for years to come!

1. Pick a Style that Complements Your Figure

There's an endless variety of wedding gown designs, and choosing one is its own challenge! But before you can choose the best fabric, you have to decide on what kind of design you want for your wedding dress.

The foundation of your wedding dress should complement your figure. Not every dress works for every figure. So, pay attention to which dresses will flatter your figure.

Curves & Big Busts

Apple-shaped and pear-shaped figures look best in gowns that flare and flow from the waist. Ball gowns and A-Line dresses work great with curvier or plus-size figures.

Mermaid or trumpet style dresses are best at complementing curves. These styles look especially great on women with wider hips. Many of these dresses come strapless, which is ideal for women with larger busts.

Square Bodies & Small Busts

Many women with square figures tend to feel like their options in dresses are limited. But this couldn't be farther from the truth!

A-Line gowns can make any women, of any size, feel like a princess for one day. But you can rock an A-Line dress or ballroom gown better than most! An A-Line or ballroom gown are fuller and will create the illusion of a curvier figure.

Petite Figures

Petite figures look best in column or sheath dresses. These dresses don't flare like A-Line, ballroom, or mermaid gowns.

A column dress will make you look taller and will show off your slim physique! Plus, you have more leeway in using softer fabrics.

2. Understand Fabrics According to Style

Once you decide on the perfect design for your wedding dress, it's time to focus on fabric.

The base of your dress will be made with common wedding gown fabrics like silk, polyester, rayon, or acetate. Then, your dress will be woven with fabric finishes like satin, charmeuse, chiffon or organza to truly complete its look.

Fabrics for Mermaid, Trumpet, & Column Dresses

Heavier and more durable wedding gown fabrics are necessary for complex designs. This is especially the case for a mermaid, trumpet, or any dress that has an intricate cut.

Silk is easily the most desired wedding gown fabric of them all. It's a natural fiber that's been around for thousands of years. Silk is equally durable as it is beautiful.

Rayon is a classic alternative to silk. It's a fabric finish that will show off curvy silhouettes without breaking the budget.

Satin is smooth and glossy and works with every body type! Because it's a heavier fabric finish, it's best for winter or autumn weddings.

Polyester, rayon, and nylon are more cost-effective options for base fabrics. They're durable and easy-to-clean but aren't as fine as silk. They can, however, be woven with elegant fabric finishes, like satin or taffeta.

Faille is a fabric finish that's also derived from silk. It's softly-woven that finishes with a subtle ribbed texture. Its durability makes it a great option for column dresses.

Duchesse satin is a woven blend of silk and polyester that finishes like satin.

Taffeta is another fabric finish that's heavily sought-after.

Both taffeta and Duchesse satin are soft, heavy, and durable.

Lightweight Fabrics for A-Line & Ball Gowns

The majority of dresses are made of polyester, nylon, rayon, or some other form of synthetic fabric. In some cases, you may come across gowns made of silk, but they'll cost more.

If you're choosing an A-Line or ball gown, you want to focus on lightweight fabrics. Your fabric finishes should also be lightweight. These lightweight fabrics and fabric finishes will pull your dress together entirely.

Tulle is probably on your mind if your dream wedding dress has always been a classic ballroom gown. Tulle is a netting fabric finish that's typically made from nylon, polyester, or cotton. It's perfect for ballroom gowns when layered and woven with silk.

Charmeuse is a silky fabric that's simple, lightweight, and structured. It works great for both tighter and looser fits.

Chiffon is another lightweight fabric finish that's derived from silk. It's sheer and fine with a soft, translucent, and draped finish. It's a timeless fabric that's simply elegant.

Organza is sheer and delicate like chiffon. Chiffon is a perfect fabric finish for draped dresses. But the firmer structure of organza makes it better for tighter fitting gowns.

Rules of Thumb for Choosing Fabrics

  • The more complex the design, the stronger the fabric must be
  • The more simple your design, the softer your fabric can be
  • Fabric and fabric finishes are not the same
  • Heavier fabrics for fall and winter weddings. Lighter fabrics in the summer

3. Finish Off Your Dress with Detailed Fabrics

Once you've chosen the best wedding gown fabrics, it's time to focus on the details of your dress. (This part is fun!)

Lace

Lace is a timeless wedding gown fabric that works for every style! It's a fabric that works for chic, bohemian, elegant, and vintage styled dresses alike.

Lace comes in a plethora of styles and textures. The texture and style of lace you choose will depend on how your dress's neckline is cut. It will also depend on how detailed you want your dress to be.

You may consider Venetian, Alençon, or Chantilly lace for detailed gowns. In any case, you want an embroidered lace if you're aiming for intricate detail.

Brocade, eyelet, and knitted lace are simpler than their embroidered counterparts. Nonetheless, they're the perfect touch of femininity and elegance!

Lustrous Fabrics

A crêpe georgette fabric can give a draped dress the perfect finish. This fabric is translucent, lightweight, and playful. It looks great, whether your wedding dress is bohemian or vintage.

If you're going for a crisp and lustrous look, try dupioni silk or shantung silk. Both dupioni and shantung silk are shiny on the surface. But dupioni has a more textured finish than shantung.

Tulle

As previously mentioned, tulle is a classic choice in wedding gown fabrics. Tulle is also great for playing up a shorter dress that falls at the knees or ankles!

Tulle is the traditional wedding veil fabric. But if you'd like a more dramatic look for your veil, try point d'esprit fabric or chiffon.

Choose from the Finest Wedding Gown Fabrics!

Picking the perfect wedding gown fabric is difficult. There are so many varieties to choose from, and it's hard to know which ones will work best for your dream dress.

You'll devote a lot of time and money searching through and trying wedding gown fabrics. So, it's vital that you preserve the look of your fabric before and after your wedding.

Consult with an expert dry cleaner who understands wedding gown fabrics. An expert wedding dress dry cleaner will preserve the beauty of your gown for your wedding day - and years to come!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

9 Facts You Need To Know About Dry Cleaning Your Menswear

Dry cleaning your clothes has several benefits, such as saving you time and improving your attire. Here are 9 facts to remember when dropping off your menswear.

Dry CleaningAre piles of dirty laundry sitting untouched to your left and right?

Do you even have time in your busy schedule to make your clothes smell fresh and clean every few days?

Alas, us here at Janet Davis Cleaners have some facts about dry cleaning that will ease your toughest laundry woes!

9 Facts You Need To Know About Dry Cleaning Your Menswear

1. Take Your Suit To The Dry Cleaners When It's Dirty

Choosing dry cleaning over at home washing your menswear will keep your expensive suits in perfect condition.

After all, even if you won't be wearing them too often, they still need to be kept in pristine shape for special occasions.

How awful would it be if you check the back of your closet for your favorite gray sport coat and find coffee stains on the sleeve!

Take your items to get a dry cleaning whenever you accidentally spill something on it to get the stain out as soon as possible.

2. Preserve Your Suit When You Aren't Wearing It

This may come as no surprise, but taking good care of your menswear can eliminate how often you need to take it to the dry cleaners.

Some people prefer to take their suits in once a week, while others limit themselves to only twice a year.

Once you pack away your suit after a trip to the dry cleaners, you will be happy to bring it out again knowing it has recently been freshly cleaned!

Do yourself a favor and take your suit to the dry cleaners if it has some foul odors, too.

3. Dry Cleaning Your Suit Improves Your Look

Ever walk down the street and find a sharp looking businessman wearing an expensive suit, only to find wrinkles galore?

You won't be looking like him if you take your suit down to the dry cleaners every month or so, depending on how often you wear it.

According to the Journal of Experimental Psychology, studies have shown that wearing a suit can improve a man's confidence and lead to high levels of testosterone.

Clothing can influence not only how you look on the outside, but how you feel on the inside so keep your suit in it's best condition so you can nail your next business deal.

Consider dry cleaning your suits before big meetings, too, so you can confidently take on the day without worrying about how you look!

4. Do Your Research On The Best Local Dry Cleaners

It seems as if a new dry cleaning store opens around the corner each year, but the ones that have been in business for the longest are usually the best.

New to an unfamiliar area?

Check on Facebook for reviews on what dry cleaners the locals keep going to.

People love reading peer reviews, and more likely to consider going somewhere that has positive feedback!

5. Take Care Of Your Suit In-Between Cleanings

Maintaining the best shape for your suit starts with how you treat it when it's not at the dry cleaners.

Here are some important steps to take in order to protect your menswear from any unwanted damages:
  1. Invest in a steamer to lightly extract any wrinkles from your suit
  2. Protect it by covering your suit in a garment bag
  3. Change from one suit to the next on a regular basis so you aren't wearing out one suit too badly

6. Always Hang Your Suits Away From Pets and Kids

One of the most common problems we see as dry cleaners is when people neglect to keep pets and children away from their suits.

It's important to hang your suits up on wooden hangers, but consider placing your suits in high areas where your dog is not likely to jump up and drool all over it.

If these issues do happen, you can take your suit into any of our Detroit dry cleaners for the best professional care.

Our certified master dry cleaners will make your suits look shiny and new again, so you can forget about the unfortunate mishaps that brought you in to see us!

7. Spot Treat At Home

Make sure you always brush off dust, dirt, and food particles from your suits whenever you have one on.

Gently blot the stain to get any light marks off your suit as soon as possible to prevent harsh stains from forming.

This process of spot treating will help further preserve the quality of your suit in preparation for storage or for the dry cleaners.

8. You May Be Thinking: What Happens To Your Suit At The Dry Cleaners?

Here is a comprehensive breakdown of what happens to your favorite suit once you drop it off at the dry cleaners:
  1. The item is tagged
  2. The item is sorted based on its color (dark, light or white) and need: does it need to be pressed, washed, dry cleaned or altered?
  3. The item is ready for cleaning and is sent on its way to being appropriately taken care of
  4. After cleaning, your item will be steamed or pressed
  5. Your items will be assembled back together and will be ready for pick up

9. Point Out Stains To Your Dry Cleaning Service

This is an imperative step in the dry cleaning process.

If you don't point out stains to the person taking care of your suit, your suit may not receive the best possible treatment.
  • Dry cleaners are able to see the tougher stains and pointing them out will make sure that they are handled correctly.
  • Building trust between you and your dry cleaning provider is important to have the best experience when cleaning your beloved clothes.
Always feel free to talk to your dry cleaning professionals about any questions or concerns you may have before, during, and even after your experience.

They want to continue to have you as a client, so fostering a great relationship is pertinent to the ultimate customer service.

Wrapping Up

Protecting your favorite suits doesn't have to be a pain!

Let the professionals handle your well-loved clothes. It's our passion.

Are you interested in trying out our top rated dry cleaning services?

We're open for YOUR business!

Feel free to stop by at one of our many locations in Bloomfield, Northville, Royal Oak, or Birmingham today!

We do provide complimentary delivery and pickup services, so do not hesitate to ask us about these amazing offers.

Call us now for more information on all of our services!

We're different. We're better. You're Worth It!

Monday, May 1, 2017

Real Bride Spotlight: Aja's Rochester Wedding & Gown Preservation

Real Bride Aja, who look absolutely radiant, married her husband in a Tara Keely wedding dress. The Royal Park, in Rochester, served as the backdrop as they not only married each other, but also two different cultures and religions. 

What was your wedding date?
May 7, 2016

What was your wedding location and venue name?
Royal Park Hotel in Rochester, Michigan


Who is the designer of your wedding gown and where did you purchase it?
Tara Keely 2500, purchased at The Gown Shop in Ann Arbor, MI

When did you know your gown was "the one"?
The first time I went wedding dress shopping, I left with a hunch this might be my dress, but I wanted to try on some other styles just to be sure. I went to a few more appointments, but I couldn't stop thinking about this dress and comparing others to it!

What is your absolute favorite memory from your wedding day?
It is so hard to pick just one moment! One of the best was when we were in the center of all our family members doing a Serbian circle dance, which is my family's tradition. My husband's family had joined in even though they had never been taught, and before I knew it, one of my cousins had brought out a big Serbian drum to beat in time to the music. Then he had my husband stand up on the drum, while another cousin then picked my husband up onto his shoulders! We were all laughing and dancing and it was such a beautiful moment of our cultures and families coming together. And so much fun!
Why did you want to get your gown cleaned and preserved?
I don't have any specific plans for my dress (although it would be special if I or another family member had a chance to wear it in the future), but I loved it so much that I wanted to make sure it was kept in beautiful condition, whether for future use or just good memories.

What made your wedding ceremony feel extra special?
As I alluded to above, my husband and I come from different backgrounds. My family is Serbian and my husband is Jewish. Neither of us was interested in converting, nor did we want to miss out on the special wedding traditions from our respective backgrounds. We were lucky enough to have both a Serbian Orthodox priest and rabbi co-officiate our marriage, making the entire ceremony feel extra special. But I also loved walking out at the end to cheers from our family and friends!

Why did you decide to get your gown cleaned by Janet Davis Cleaners, a member of the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists?
It was important to me that my beautiful dress be cleaned and preserved by qualified professionals. I treasure it and would only trust it to the best!

Photos by Nicole Anderson of Sorella Muse Photography 

Friday, April 28, 2017

How Dry Cleaning Can Make Your Clothes Last Longer

Everyone wants their favorite clothes to last as long as possible. Read this article to learn how dry cleaning can make your clothes last longer.


Many of us do not have the time to deal with laundry.

Demanding jobs make it harder to find time for both chores around the house and time spent with your friends with the family.

Besides, who wants to spend its free time sorting laundry, scrubbing clothes, getting rid of stains, and ironing shirts?

Certain fabrics do not go on well with high temperatures and detergents.

While we all know that frequent washing does create some damage to our clothes, few know that there is an alternative that saves us time and adds years to them: dry cleaning.

If you are looking for a time-saving option that will add years to your clothes, read on.

We created a small guide on how dry cleaning works and how it can preserve the quality of your favorite clothes for years to come by.

How dry cleaning works


As you already assumed dry cleaning does not involve water.

Nevertheless, it uses another liquid, a nonwater-based solvent that has the unique property of dissolving oil and dirt from your clothes without being harsh on the fabric.

Dry cleaning has been around since 1885. Since then, the methods were improved, becoming more and more efficient at eliminating stains and preserving the fabric.

A dry cleaning machine works in principle much like a front loading washing machine, except that it uses a nonwater-based solvent (there are several to choose from, each having slightly different qualities). Water is a very harsh solvent whereas the solvents that most professional dry cleaners use are very gentle.

How dry cleaning adds years to your clothes


Here comes the good part. Some fabrics swell when exposed to water in the washing machine. Once these fibers are swolen, the heat and mechanical action of the washing cycle can permanently damage the fibers. None of this happens when you use dry cleaning.

Imagine how many tears a washing machine would cause to your favorite dress or suit. Let's not even mention what happens when you wash sensitive fabrics regularly.

You always have to sort your laundry by color because you know the color will come out, and over time, your favorite clothes start looking bleak.

Not only do you save time by not sorting you laundry each time, but you also preserve the quality of your clothes.

What about tough stains?


Usually, the non-water solvent goes deeply into the fabric, dissolving any stains and getting rid of doors.

If the stains persist, a professional will have a number of cleaning agents to safely remove these difficult stains.

The end result


After the dry cleaning process is over and all the stains and the odors are removed, the finishing process comes next.

Special equipment gives garments a “like new” look by getting rid of the wrinkles on the fabric.You won't have to iron your clothes either.

It also comes wrapped in plastic so you will not have to worry about creating any damage to the clothes while getting them from one place to another.

Neckties


Neckties are made out of delicate fabrics that do not get along with regular washing. The most used fabric for neckties is silk, which makes the washing process harder since you cannot scrub the stains away from your necktie without creating wrinkles or discoloration.

The necktie is one of the most important elements in a suit, so you cannot really hide a stain or a wrinkled tie without standing out for the wrong reason.

Professional dry cleaning and ironing will take care of both cleanliness and smoothness, giving you a great-looking fabric.

Odors


Sometimes unpleasant smells get into your favorite clothes. It seems like nothing we do gets rid of it.

When this happens, the solution is removing the door in a dry cleaner where special treatments are performed.

The ozone treatment used in dry cleaners works by provoking oxidation, which leads to the disappearance of the unpleasant smell.

Your clothes will smell like new again.

Wedding Gowns


Either a bride receives the dress from her mother or she wants to keep it as a memory for one of the most important days of her life.

Dry cleaning is the perfect solution that both cleans and preserves the beauty of the fabric for a long time.

Since the wedding gown is so important for a bride, it only makes sense that after the wedding is over, that the gown should be cleaned and kept as a memory. Some may even want to pass the wedding dress to the next generation.

Since cleaning and preserving a wedding gown is quite difficult, especially if you want to keep it looking as new, some dry cleaners can store your wedding dress in a controlled environment which will keep it looking brand new for years to come.

Does your favorite piece of clothing have a loose or a missing button?


Maybe it has been a while since you thought of repairing a missing button. In the meantime, you may have lost it already.

If so, you should take it to a dry cleaner that can sew the button back on, no matter if you lost the bottom or not. A dry cleaner will either have a matching button or can provide a new, similar, set.

Wrapping up


Sometimes you do not have the time nor the energy to deal with your laundry. Additionally, your favorite clothes need extra care to preserve their color and fabric.

Sorting the clothes by color, ironing and drying them also takes hours from your time that could be otherwise spent doing something you actually enjoy.

Wrong detergents and hot water can create a lot of damage to your clothing and shorten their wear span.

If you would like to find more information about how you can make your clothes look brand new for longer, do not hesitate to check our blog.

We also provide dry cleaning services in Bloomfield, Birmingham, Northville, and Royal Oak in Michigan.

Photo Credit: Michael Owens (Flickr)

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Real Bride Spotlight: Shana's West Bloomfield Wedding & Pronovias Gown Cleaning

Real bride Shana, who looked dazzling in her Pronovias wedding gown, was married at Planterra Conservatory in West Bloomfield, MI. Choosing Janet Davis Cleaners to clean her gown was an easy choice since her mom also used Janet Davis for her gown many years ago. 
What was your wedding date?
December 23, 2016.
What was your wedding location and venue name?
Planterra Conservatory in West Bloomfield, MI.
Who is the designer of your wedding gown and where did you purchase it?
Purchased from Bridal Couture in Birmingham, MI.
When did you know your gown was "the one"?
The moment I tried my dress on, I knew it was the one.  It was the first day I even looked for a dress, and it is everything that I wanted.
What is your absolute favorite memory from your wedding day?
My favorite memory for our wedding is the ceremony.  It was so unique, heartfelt, and custom to us.
Why did you want to get your gown cleaned?
I wanted to have my gown cleaned to save for any future use.  I won’t be selling it.
What made your wedding ceremony feel extra special?
Our Officiant created such a personal ceremony, that everyone in the room could feel the love. We had two poems read by each of our families which was amazing because everyone was included in our special moment.
Why did you decide to get your gown cleaned by Janet Davis Cleaners, a member of the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists?

After my mom and dad got married, my mom had her dress preserved by Janet Davis.  She recommended me to go there as well for my wedding dress.
Photo Credit Eugen Muntean; Sumblime Moments Photography @ SublimeMoments.com

Friday, March 31, 2017

How Does Dry Cleaning Really Work?

Dry Cleaning Machines
We all want to look our best, and we know that keeping our clothes at their best is a big part of that. If you're considering getting your clothes dry cleaned, it's important to know what you're spending your money on. There are many benefits of getting your clothes dry cleaned by a professional. A dry cleaner will put care and expertise into taking care of your garments. 

Let's learn how:

Understanding The Dry Cleaning Process

Dry cleaning is a process very similar to washing. The most common solvent on our planet is water. A solvent is any substance that is able to dissolve other substances. In this case, dry cleaners use a solvent that disolves dirt, food, oils, and more, that doesn't contain any water since water can damage fabrics such as silk and wool. 

Your clothes will go through the following process:

Tagging And Inspection

Each dry cleaning service has a process of identifying your clothes and keeping them organized. Whether it's small paper tags or labeled hangers, the process is usually similar. Clothes are organized and notes are made about any special requests you may have. Notes are made about existing damage such as tears or missing buttons. Regardless of your individual dry cleaner's process, you can rest assured that your garments go through a rigorous and highly automated process of tracking and organization. If your garment needs special care (removing specific stains from a shirt or putting a double-crease in pant legs) be sure to tell your dry cleaning specialist. This allows them to make the appropriate notes and attach any necessary tags. Once your clothing's cleaning process is complete, it goes through a rigorous quality check. Your garments will be bundled together according to their tags for you to pick up.

Pre-Treatment

Before the dry cleaning begins, your dry cleaner will look for areas that need specific attention such as stains or spots. Collars and cuffs often need particular care. The entire garment is treated and cleaned. However, inspecting it and applying specific soaps can help with spots and stains. If you're not sure what to do for your stained garments, you can help your dry cleaner. You can blot both sides of the stained fabric so that the stain can "bleed off" onto the blotting cloth. Let dry and leave the rest to your dry cleaner.

Dry Cleaning

Now, to the machines themselves. Dry cleaning machines are motor-driven washers, extractors, and dryers all in one. They hold from 20 to 100 pounds of clothing. Most machines contain a rotating, perforated stainless steel basket. In all modern machines, the washer and dryer are in the same machine. A dry cleaning machine is able to remove all of the cleaning solvent in a way that your regular washing machine cannot. As the clothes rotate in the perforated basket, there is a constant flow of clean solvent from the pump and filter system. The next cycle drains and rapidly spins the clothes to expel the solvent and then goes into a dry cycle by circulating warm air through the clothes. Regardless of which solvent or machine your dry cleaner uses, the result ultimately depends upon the degree to which they control their filter, solvent condition, and moisture. For this reason, it's important to work with a true professional whom you trust.

Post Spotting

Post-spotting uses professional equipment and experience. This includes using steam, water, air, and vacuuming processes. If the stain contained water to begin with (a wet stain), then it takes water or wet-side spotting agents to remove it. However, if the stain was on the dry side (like grease or nail polish), it takes solvents or dry-side spotting agents to remove it. The dry cleaner will examine your clothes after they're cleaned to see if any stains remain. Then, they will take the appropriate steps to further remove it. A conscientious cleaner will remove the overwhelming majority of soil and stains, but there is always a small percent of very stubborn stains that may not be entirely removed. These reasons can include tannin stains set by heat and time, original dyes, bleaches or sun-faded materials, or foreign dye deposits.

Finishing

This includes pressing, folding, packaging and other finishing touches. The final phase of dry-cleaning operations includes finishing, pressing, steaming, ironing, and making any necessary repairs to restore the garment. This is the least mysterious process since most dry-cleaning stores have their professional finishing equipment in plain view of customers. Once the clothes are cleaned, they are pressed or "finished." This means that steam is applied to soften the garment, the garment is re-shaped through quick drying, steam is removed by air or vacuum, and pressure is applied to the garment. The pressure comes from the head of the pressing machine, while steam is diffused through the bottom. Most machines not only emit steam but can vacuum it out as well.

Wrapping Up

Now that you know how the dry cleaning process works, you know that your stubborn stains and other specific clothing care can be entrusted to your dry cleaner. There are so many stains and issues that people try to take care of at home in their standard washing machines that should, in fact, be taken to a dry cleaner. It's important to know which clothes should be taken to a dry cleaner. Dry cleaners are also experts at taking excellent care of your most delicate and precious pieces. Whether you're getting it ready to wear on your big day or getting your wedding dress ready for display, a dry cleaner is the best way to take care of your most valuable garments.

Detroit's Best Dry Cleaner

Are you looking for the best dry cleaner near you? We treat your garments as if they were our own. Located in Berkley and Bloomfield, we at Janet Davis Dry Cleaners offer complimentary pick up and delivery service. 248-543-0340.