Dry Cleaning Tips & Tricks
Meadows Cleaners in Maple Ridge & Mission wants to help you get the most out of our eco-friendly dry cleaning services! Dry cleaning is a process of using solvents to remove soils and stains from a range of fabrics. The term ‘dry cleaning’ is misleading. The cleaning is done with a liquid, but this liquid solvent contains little or no water and does not penetrate the fibres of your clothing like water does in a home washer.
The first step of eco-friendly dry cleaning is pre-treatment. This stage aims to attack spots and stains with special cleaning agents. This step is followed by loading your clothes into a machine that looks like an oversized front-loading washer. This machine uses mechanical action to help release spots, stains and soil from your clothing. The cleaning solvent is filtered and distilled many times throughout the cleaning process to prevent soil from resettling on your clothes. The final step includes drying your garment in the same machine. Your clothes should smell fresh and be free of any stains or smudges by the end of the process.