A misunderstanding of dry cleaning can lead to a complete destruction of some of your most expensive clothing and household items. Basically, dry cleaning is the removal of stains and soil from materials by a professional, using a chemical bath instead of water. Many fabrics are too delicate to be washed in a home washing machine using soap and agitation, and these types of fabrics must be dry cleaned instead in order to assure that the fabric doesn’t loosen or age. Anything with a tag that says “dry clean only” should never be washed in a home washing machine, and the best rule to follow is that if it isn’t casual clothes made out of cotton and denim, it should probably be dry cleaned. This is going to include all suits and formal dresses, as these fabrics were designed to have a shape that they keep at all times. Without the dry cleaning and pressing they will quickly lose their shape and form, and begin to look cheap and old. But aside from suits and formal clothing, what other types of things need to be dry cleaned?
You can easily answer this question by looking around your home for things that are made out of material, and that come in contact with your skin or dust. One of the most obvious is comforters, which come in contact with our bodies for more than eight hours a night. Sweat and body oils as well as dirt and debris all get caught in the fabrics of comforters, eventually making them dirty and smelly. A comforter should be dry cleaned at least once every six months. Another item that needs periodic dry cleaning is your drapes and curtains. While it may appear that they do not get dirty because they are hanging above the floor and do not come in contact with people every day, your curtains are absorbing everything that is in the air along with mold and dust. They will begin to look dull after about a year, and will begin to trap odors that will make your home smell stale. Curtains are one of the most prominent causes of smells in a home, and in order to keep them fresh they should be dry cleaned every year. Aside from these things, pillows and pillow cases should be dry cleaned to prevent them from looking old, and anything else in your home that might trap soil is also a good candidate.
So now that you understand what dry cleaning is and what types of things need to be dry cleaned, how do you choose your dry cleaner? Mostly, that choice is going to depend on convenience and referrals from friends and people online. A good dry cleaner is going to always do their best to get your clothes clean, and the best ones are going to offer pickup and delivery services so as to be convenient for you. We include our pickup and delivery for free, and we are working hard to gain your confidence that we are the best dry cleaner in Las Vegas.