Eco Dry cleaning is a process that cleans clothes without water.
History of Dry Cleaning & Green Dry Cleaning
Early dry cleaners used a variety of solvents—such as gasoline & kerosene to clean clothes and fabrics. In the United States, the dry-cleaning industry is fairly new and has developed only during the past 75 years.
Since World War II ended, the volatile synthetic solvents gave way to a product known as perc, which is the solvent of choice in the industry before Green Earth came to light to protect the environment. It is safer and faster, does a much better job of cleaning, required less massive equipment, less floor space, and allows the cleaner the ability to offer excellent quality service.
When Chris’s Concierge Service drops off your clothes at the cleaners, your clothes go through the following steps:
Tagging and inspection – to identify clothing
- Small paper tags
- Written on a shirt collar
- Clothes are also examined for missing buttons, tears, etc. that the dry cleaner might get blamed for otherwise
When Chris’s Concierge Service drops off your clothes, every order is identified. Although the exact identification process may vary from dry cleaner to dry cleaner, it basically includes:
- Counting the items and describing them (e.g., shirt, blouse, slacks)
- Date they were dropped off and what date they’ll be ready for us to pick up.
- Small, colored tag is affixed to each piece of clothing with a safety pin
Special Attention is Given…
Removing red wine stains from a shirt or putting a double-crease in pant legs, there’s a special colored tag that gets affixed to that particular item of clothing.
Next, a Quality Check Point
Once the clothing has been washed or dry cleaned, it goes through a quality check and the order gets re-assembled. This means the clothing is bundled together for Convenient Door to Door to pick up.
A colored tag identifies every order with a number on it so the person who re-assembles the order knows which shirts and which slacks go together and to whom they belong.
Pre-Treatment Stains & Dry Cleaning Process Begins
- The dry cleaner looks for stains on your clothes
- Treats them to make removal easier and more complete
- Note: catch the stain early, and the odds of removing it improve! If you don’t know what to do when a stain happens, call Chris’s Concierge Service so we can make a special pickup.
The clothes are then put in a machine and cleaned with a solvent.
In all modern equipment, the washer and the dryer are in the same machine. Doing this makes it possible to recover nearly all of the perc used during cleaning, which is better for the environment and saves the dry cleaner
The dirty solvent is pumped continuously through the filter and re-circulated free and clear of dirt that gets trapped in the filter.
Regardless of which solvent the dry cleaner uses:
- The quality of cleaning
- The degree of soil removal
- The color brightness
- The freshness
- The odor
- The softness
- …all depend on the degree to which the cleaner controls his filter and solvent condition and moisture.
Lastly, the Finishing Process
- Packaging …and other finishing touches
ForChris’s Concierge Delivery Service the Dry Cleaner staples the front plastic and back plastic together with a ticket so items don’t get lost.