Some Frequently Asked Questions:
Q. Does frequent dry-cleaning shorten the life of a garment?
A. On the contrary, frequent cleaning prolongs the life of a garment. Not only do stains set with age, making the garment unwearable, but ground in soil acts as an abrasive, like sandpaper, causing rapid weare of fibers and insects are attracted to soiled clothes and will cause further damage.
Q. Does dry-cleaning shrink clothes?
A. No. The dry-cleaning process is carefully controlled by professional cleaners. Excessive shrinkage is usually caused by improper pre shrinking by the manufacturer.
Q. should I store my clean garments in the plastic bag they are returned in?
A. The bags are provided by the cleaner to protect the garment and till you get it home. It is best to store garments uncovered or in fabric garment bags.
Q. When a garment label says “washable” does this mean it cannot be dry-cleaned?
A. Not necessarily. The Care Label Rule states that only one suitable method of care must be on the label, and most cleaners usually follow the care instructions, unless otherwise requested. If you want your washable items dry cleaned then the cleaner may ask you to sign a damage waiver.
Q. Are suede and leathers cleaned the same way as other fabrics?
A. No. Special procedures and additives are used on leathers to help retain their color and textures. Sometimes suede and leathers are re-dyed to replace color loss . It is not always possible to replace or match the colors.
Even the best cleaners cannot do the following
Remove certain stains.
Prevent some colors from bleeding or fading.
Prevent excessive shrinkage.
Reverse worn or torn areas caused by wear, perspiration, damage caused by insects.
Prevent or correct holes caused by insects or acid spillage.
Correct excessive shining on clothes.
Correct poor home spot removal procedures.
If if you have any specific questions you feel you have not been addressed in the information presented here, call LA Cleaners at 614-882-2995 .
You may also wish to contact The Drycleaning and Laundry Institute , an unbiased company dedicated to the quality of all fabrics and cleaning methods.