Dry Cleaning Services
in Raleigh & Cary
Dry cleaning technology has advanced quite a bit since we first opened our doors in 1948 and we have consistently stayed on the leading edge; not only from a cleaning performance perspective but from an environmentally conscious perspective as well.
For our dry cleaning we have chosen Greenearth, the most environmentally friendly dry cleaning technology in our industry. Greenearth is based on the same silicone design which allows for the even distribution of cosmetics and lotions you use on your body daily. What makes it so effective is its ability to easily penetrate and lift dirt out of garment’s fibers and it is gentle enough to safely clean even those embellished garments. It is chemically inert, which means that no chemicals mix with your clothes while being cleaned. When it reaches its useful life, it degrades into sand, water and carbon dioxide. That’s it! It leaves your clothes clean, color rich, soft to the touch and has zero odor.
Each garment entrusted to our care is treated individually by our trained staff and follows a multi step process:
- We first look for any stains and pre treat them prior to cleaning.
- We then identify the best method of cleaning your garment. It could be dry cleaning, wet cleaning or laundry.
- After cleaning, we professionally hand press your garment.
- Then off to inspection where we make sure that your garment is ready to wear when you are ready to wear it.
If you have a garment (s) that needs to be altered, you can just bring it to any of our locations or call ahead and make an appointment with one of our seamstresses. You will find that each garment will be handled quickly, professionally and, of course, to your satisfaction!
To remove lipstick from dark fabrics, grab a piece of white bread and remove the crust. You don't have to forgo a sandwich; you can use the heel of the loaf -- no one likes that piece anyway. Wad up the soft center and rub it gently on the stain until it picks up all of the lipstick. Sweep away any leftover crumbs with a clean, soft-bristled brush.
Whether it's on work shirts or Sunday best, staining around the collar can be easily vanquished with a touch of something you're pretty much guaranteed to have in the house -- shampoo. Just pour a little shampoo -- any shampoo will do, even the inexpensive, generic kind -- onto the collar, rub the collar together to work the shampoo in well, and rinse thoroughly. Then launder as usual.
Before you put those summer clothes into storage make sure you get them cleaned. Especially any item that has a stain. Stains will attract insects and they will cause damage to the clothing.
Mistakes we can make Mistake 1: Rubbing stains furiously; This can make the stain worse and possibly wear away the fabric. Instead, be gentle and methodical. Treat the stain as soon as you can; the less time that elapses, the more success you'll have. And always use a white cloth so that colors can't transfer. Dab, rather than rub, working from the outside in to keep the stain contained.
Want to dry your shoes and don’t have a shoe drying rack for your Dryer? Tie your shoe laces together so the knot is at the end. Then close the laces in the door with the knot on the outside and shoes hanging in the dryer....no more loud noises.
Wash in Cold Water: When you switch from using hot or warm water to using cold water, you reduce the energy needed for heating the water. ENERGY STAR estimates that almost 90 percent of the energy used when washing clothes goes to heating water.
Removing paint from children's clothes:- Most paints children end up playing with are water soluble and will easily come out in regular washing. The acrylics and other types of paints are better left to professional cleaners who can get the garments clean and flush out all of the stain removal chemicals used to achieve that end. Any residual stain removal chemicals can harm your child’s skin, so it’s best to leave that kind of work to the pros - us.
Salad Oil Stain? This is the worst because it can yellow with age if not removed. Cover a big spill at the table with absorbent powder. Shake off after supper. Apply a mild detergent mixed with household ammonia, ASAP. Wait 5-10 minutes and wash in the hottest water safe for the fabric.
Forgot that you left wet laundry in the machine and it now smells moldy? Pour a few cups of white distilled vinegar in the machine and wash the clothes in hot water. Then run a normal cycle with detergent.
Red Wine stain? Lightly touch with an absorbent towel to draw up the liquid or put paper towels under the spill. Blotting can spread the stain. After dinner: rinse in cool water; treat with a mild detergent and white vinegar. remember to dab the stain, never rub as this could cause damage to fibres and color loss.