Weekdays: 7am - 7pm
Saturdays: 8am - 2pm


Our Regular Services

Professional Dry Cleaning

Special fluids and solvents are used in a dry cleaning machine to remove soil and stains from fabric. It is called “dry cleaning” because the fluid contains little or no water and does not penetrate and weaken the fibers in the way water does. Advantages include the ability to dissolve greases and oils in a way that soap and water cannot. Natural fibers, such as wool, dry clean beautifully, but when washed in water, can shrink and distort. Silks are generally more color and finish stable when dry cleaned, although one must be very knowledgeable to properly spot clean these garments. Synthetic fibers such as polyester also respond well to dry cleaning, as oily spots will come out easily. Proper dry cleaning helps to return your garments to a 'like-new' condition.

Professional dry cleaning involves many different operations, all performed by skilled people, and designed to give your garments a fresh, clean appearance. All Clayton's staff are highly trained in their area of expertise to properly identify, clean and/or finish all garments, and to exercise a number of special procedures when handling your items.

WET CLEANING:

Sometimes, wet cleaning might be the best method for your garment, based on on the care instructions and our professional expertise. As with the dry cleaning process, wet cleaning starts with the pre-treatment of spots and stains using a variety of specialized cleaning agents. Wet cleaning is the professional process of removing soils from your garments and other textile items through the use of water and additives while using proper precautions to prevent shrinkage, loss of color, and fabric distortion.

FINISHED LAUNDRY:

Items such as men's dress shirts, fine bed and table linen, etc. are pre-treated and washed with additives, soap and water before being pressed . These items are pressed wet with laundry pressing equipment using high pressure and high heat to produce the fine, crisp finish. The finished laundry garments are done with your choice of medium or heavy starch, or no starch at all. Shirts are usually hung on hangers or put in a box, whichever you prefer. Linens are professionally folded and wrapped, or can be hung, if you like.

LEATHER & SUEDE CLEANING

The cleaning and finishing itself is not done the same as fabric cleaning. Being animal skins, they react to cleaning methods differently and require different solvents and equipment in the cleaning process as well as special handling techniques in the finishing process.

BRIDAL GOWN CLEANING & PRESERVATION 

With proper care and storage, your cherished Bridal Gown will remain beautiful for years. Our exclusive service includes professional cleaning & preservation and a special acid-free container.


HOUSEHOLD ITEMS

We clean and freshen up your household items, such as area rugs, couch covers, drapery, curtains and decorative pillows. Items such as blankets, comforters, bed pillows, and throw rugs are usually washed and dried, but may be dry cleaned, depending on the fabric, fiber content, spot, or other special considerations. Be assured that you'll be happy with the end results!

HELPFUL HINTS
FOR YOU!

Here are some tips that can help you in protecting your garments:

Bring your garment in for professional cleaning as soon as possible after any spotting occurs. Spots and soil which are left too long can be impossible to remove and can shorten the life of your garment.

Point out any light or difficult to see spots that you are aware of; such as wine or soft drink stains, which may require special treatment.

Try to keep wet perfumes, deodorants, antiperspirant and other toiletries from coming into contact with your clothes. These products are likely to contain alcohol or other chemicals, which can effect some dyes. Allow them to dry before dressing.

Matching pieces should be cleaned together including bedspreads and drapes, so that any fading will be uniform and the pieces will still match.

Don't press stained or soiled clothes. Heat can set some stains.

 

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