What is dry cleaning and why should I dry clean my clothes?

Dry cleaning is the use of solvents to remove soil and stains from fabric. Dry cleaning solvent is not harmful to any fabric, and dry cleaning is the only safe method for cleaning many types of garments.

Natural fibres such as wools and silks will shrink and perhaps loose their colour if washed in water, but will come out perfectly when dry cleaned. Cottons and linens, if not pre-shrunk in manufacture, will also shrink in home laundering. Dry cleaning is particularly effective in removing greasy, oily stains from synthetic fibres which tend to bind in oils when stained.

American Dry Cleaning Company provides more than just dry cleaning. Our service includes professional removal of problem stains that will not come out with dry cleaning alone. It also includes professional pressing, careful packaging and inspection at every step along the way to make sure all stains have been attended to and the item has been properly pressed and finished.

We also provide a collection and delivery service, where we will collect, clean, and deliver your clothes, saving some time in a busy schedule

Dry cleaning can extend the life of your wardrobe, and your knowledge about dry cleaning can bring you more value for your clothing dollar. Dry cleaning does NOT reduce the life of your clothing.


Are there any problems in cleaning matching pieces?

Sets of clothes such as a suit and twin sets should be cleaned together in order to keep colour variations to a minimum.

Prolonged cleaning one item of a matching set versus infrequently cleaning of the other could lead to observable colour changes over time and reduced wearing life of the uncleaned item.

Some items that are part of a set may have different cleaning instructions from one another; please check with our expert staff in your local branch before cleaning matching garments.


Do you offer a same day service?

Yes, American Dry Cleaning Company offers a same-day and next-day service for all your dry cleaning needs.

Please contact your local branch for more details


Do you offer a delivery and collections service?

Yes, we offer a free collection and delivery service.

We provide a take down and re-hang service for your curtains and blinds, as well as any heavy household items such as rugs or duvets. We will also collect your normal dry cleaning or laundry.

Simply call our helpline free of charge on 0800 716 625 and ask for further details or to arrange a free, no obligation quote.


What causes yellowing and/or fabric damage?

Exposure to heat or the passage of time may cause stains from food, drinks and other oily substances to oxidise and discolour your clothes a yellow or brown colour. At this point it is more difficult to remove garment stains.

Certain chemicals found in antiperspirants, perfumes and household cleaners can react with clothing; this can be a problem for shirts and blouses in particular.

It is therefore recommended that your garments are cleaned soon after use without long periods of time left for these chemicals to work on the fabric.


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