At McMahan Cleaners, we know that it’s tempting to skip dry cleaning. You have to remember to pick-up and drop-off items. And you know how to use a clothing iron if you want a crisp shirt for work.
So, what are the benefits of using a dry cleaner? There are a number of things that you might miss and your dry cleaner might catch. And there are processes that take a true professional to get right.
Today, McMahan Cleaners sheds light on all the reasons for using a dry cleaner.
#1 Stain and Odor Removal
Beyond basic cleaning, dry cleaners can tackle tough stains and odors. Marks can be caused by a number of substances and knowing the best stain removal method for the fabric is a dry-cleaner’s specialty.
Dry cleaners can also use special processes to remove odors. A dry cleaner has expertise on how to treat your clothes “just right” so that they come home in excellent condition
#2 Proper Care and Extending the Life of Your Clothes
Some fabrics, such as wool and silk, will shrink and distort in water. One of the key reasons for using a dry cleaner is that the professionals can help fabric keep its shape and its condition.
Dry cleaning also removes oil and stains that regular washing cannot, particularly from fabrics that are prone to retaining a stain, such as synthetic fabrics. While washing will often fade clothes and alter the texture, dry cleaning can help maintain or return an item’s “like-new” condition.
#3 Alterations and Finishing
Dry cleaners like McMahan offer alteration services which can save money by not having to replace a piece of clothing that still has wear left in it.
Plus, it’s so convenient. A dry cleaner can check your buttons and repair ones that are loose or replace the missing ones. They also have special pressing equipment that gives garments the wrinkle-free, crisp appearance that can’t be beat. This saves you from spending your time on ironing and pressing.
#4 Special and Oversized Items
Many dry cleaners offer cleaning services for many fabric items beyond clothing like rugs, blankets, comforters, drapes, and all other household linens.
Need your comforter cleaned? One option is to spend a day at a laundromat, plugging quarters into an oversized washer and dryer. The other is giving these items to a dry cleaner with their own in-house machines. Then, you simply pick-up your fresh and clean comforter a couple days later.
#5 Laundry & Folding
If you hate washing and drying your laundry or even if you are just short on time, this is one of the great reasons for using a dry cleaner. They can save you the time and trouble. Your laundry will be clean and wrinkle-free and your time can be used on other “pressing” matters.
#6 Preservation and Restoration
Heirlooms and special occasion attire, such as wedding dresses and christening gowns, often need delicate, specialized care and attention.
Dry cleaners frequently can clean and preserve these items for future use. They can also provide restoration treatments for older heirlooms, returning them to a condition so that they can be used by this generation and preserved for the next.
If you have items that need a professional touch, be sure to experience one of the many reasons for using a dry cleaner. Come see us at any of our three, convenient McMahan Cleaners locations.