When it’s time to clean dressy blazers, silky blouses, and wool trousers, dry cleaning is often the go-to choice. But what exactly are the advantages of sending your fine fabrics to a professional dry cleaner? Read on to understand the key benefits you can expect from dry cleaning certain high-maintenance garments and textiles.
Defer to the more delicate instruction. So if the fabric says dry clean but decorations say hand wash, hand wash separately.
Can you put dry clean only clothes in the washer?
Only as a last resort with great care on the delicate cycle in a mesh bag. Do not machine dry. This voids garment warranties.
Why shouldn’t you dry clean rubber, plastic or latex?
The chemicals break down the polymers in these materials causing them to disintegrate or become gooey and stuck together.
How soon can you dry clean new clothes?
Pre-wash at home once in case dyes bleed or decorations are loose. Then dry clean should be safe.
What if clothes are still dirty after dry cleaning?
Inform the cleaner and pre-treat stains at home before bringing item in next time. For tough stains, additional cycles may be needed.
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