Many of us see dry cleaning as one of those simple facts of life. But is taking in your articles of clothing worth the extra effort? Will it really make them last longer? Below is 3 ways dry cleaning will help make clothes last longer:
Dry Cleaning is Less Abrasive than Washing Machines
Some fabrics are particularly sensitive to water immersion, and/or to the heat and agitation that takes place inside most commercial washing machines. But because dry cleaning drums tumble more slowly and gently – and because the process does not use water – your delicate clothes experience less wear & tear. Why risk damaging that expensive suit, dress, or tablecloth?
Dry Cleaning Preserves Fabric Qualities
Tears and shrinkage are awful, but they aren’t the only way in which machine washing can harm your clothing. Using a gentle solvent like perc, rather than hot water and soapy detergent, will also better preserve the color and texture of your fabrics. If you’ve ever seen a frayed and blotchy wool sweater or silk dress, you’ve probably witnessed machine-induced damage.
Dry Cleaning Tackles Tough Stains
The solvent used in dry cleaning penetrates deeply, dissolving and removing the oils, odors, and tough stains that diminish the garment’s value. As a result, your clothing and linens will maintain that fresh and new look for a much longer period of time.