Dry Cleaning Hours:
Mon - Sat 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wedding Gown Cleaning & Preservation
We will be happy to add some of your memories to your box There is Extra Charges for: Wedding Shoes Wedding Slip Detachable train. These well need to be cleaned before placed in your box.
No Extra Charges For: Your 5x8 or smaller Wedding Photo Silk Flowers, Invitation, Garter
You will not find this Wedding Dress offer anywhere in Whatcom County!!!
Formals & Prom Dresses:
We clean, Formal Wear, Prom Dresses, Ball Gowns, and all similar garments. Our cleaning process will help to brighten colors and refresh the textures of fine fabrics. Formal wear is a major investment, and deserves our very special touch.
Suede and Leather:
We clean all Leather and Suede Jackets, and other items of similar fabrics. Leather and suede are really nothing more than animal skin
(hides), and like human skin, have imperfections - scars,
stretch marks, insect bites, etc. We warn consumers that leather can also be subject to shrinkage, but may stretch back to size when worn.
Repairs & Alterations:
We have a complete repair and alteration service, just ask and we will help you. Alterations and tailoring includes hemming, replacing zippers, taking in and letting out clothing, and small repairs we offer every type of tailoring and alteration services.
Sleeping Bags ALL Types:
We clean sleeping bags, blankets, and the related products. We will clean them so that they are fresh and almost like new.
We clean down pillows, we have a special machine. We use a professional Down/Feather cleaning machine.
This Cleans and deodorizes your down feathers while killing germs & dust mites at the same time. We Specialize In Down/Feather Pillow Cleaning and Ticking.
NO problem, just bring them in and we will get started. Bedding is often tailored, quilted, or adorned, requiring special attention to the item. Wel will select the best care method for your comforter or bedspread. It is best to clean all matching items (curtains, pillow shams, skirting) simultaneously to ensure that any minimal color variation resulting from the cleaning process will be uniform.
We can clean your area rugs, and we will pick them up and deliver them! We can clean almost any area rug, from an antique oriental rugs to new broadloom. Our cleaning process is very thorough and can handle the toughest stains and spots. As part of the cleaning process we can deodorize, treat for moths, treat for mildew, or sanitize your rug as is needed.
We clean drapes, similar window dressings. Our cleaning process removes dust, smoke, pollen, odors and soil yet guarantees that your draperies will be returned with parallel pleats, even hems and no shrinkage.
Table clothes, and all the rest, wash dry fold, and press. We provide expert care for linens, table cloths, place settings and other fine household fabrics too.
Dry cleaning is any cleaning process for clothing and textiles using a chemical solvent other than water. The solvent used is typically tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene), abbreviated "perc" in the industry and "dry-cleaning fluid" by the public. It is often used instead of hand washing delicate fabrics, which can be excessively laborious.
A dry-cleaning machine is similar to a combination of a domestic washing machine, and clothes dryer. Garments are placed into a washing/extraction chamber (referred to as the basket, or drum), which is the core of the machine. The washing chamber contains a horizontal, perforated drum that rotates within an outer shell. The shell holds the solvent while the rotating drum holds the garment load. The basket capacity is between about 10 and 40 kg (20 to 80 lb).
During the wash cycle, the chamber is filled approximately one-third full of solvent and begins to rotate, agitating the clothing. The solvent temperature is maintained at 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit), as a higher temperature may damage it. During the wash cycle, the solvent in the chamber (commonly known as the 'cage' or 'tackle box') is passed through a filtration chamber and then fed back into the 'cage'. This is known as the cycle and is continued for the wash duration. The solvent is then removed and sent to a distillation unit comprising a boiler and condenser. The condensed solvent is fed into a separator unit where any remaining water is separated from the solvent and then fed into the 'clean solvent' tank. The ideal flow rate is roughly 8 liters of solvent per kilogram of garments per minute, depending on the size of the machine.
Garments are also checked for foreign objects. Items such as plastic pens will dissolve in the solvent bath and may damage textiles beyond recovery. Some textile dyes are "loose" (red being the main culprit), and will shed dye during solvent immersion. These will not be included in a load along with lighter-color textiles to avoid color transfer. The solvent used must be distilled to remove impurities that may transfer to clothing. Garments are checked for dry cleaning compatibility, including fasteners. Many decorative fasteners either are not solvent proof or will not withstand the mechanical action of cleaning. These will be removed and restitched after the cleaning, or protected with a small padded protector. Fragile items, such as feather bedspreads or tasseled rugs or hangings, may be enclosed in a loose mesh bag. The density of perchloroethylene is around 1.7 g/cm3 at room temperature (70% heavier than water), and the sheer weight of absorbed solvent may cause the textile to fail under normal force during the extraction cycle unless the mesh bag provides mechanical support.
During the drying cycle, the garments are tumbled in a stream of warm air (60-63°C/140-145°F) that circulates through the basket, evaporating any traces of solvent left after the spin cycle. The air temperature is controlled to prevent heat damage to the garments. The exhausted warm air from the machine then passes through a chiller unit where solvent vapors are condensed and returned to the distilled solvent tank. Modern dry cleaning machines use a closed-loop system in which the chilled air is reheated and recirculated. This results in high solvent recovery rates and reduced air pollution. In the early days of dry cleaning, large amounts of perchlorethylene were vented to the atmosphere because it was regarded as cheap and believed to be harmless.
After the drying cycle is complete, a deodorizing (aeration) cycle cools the garments and removes the last traces of solvent, by circulating cool outside air over the garments and then through a vapor recovery filter made from activated carbon and polymer resins. After the aeration cycle, the garments are clean and ready for pressing/finishing.