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
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.
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.
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
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.
GOWN CLEANING & PRESERVATION
care and storage, your cherished Bridal Gown will remain
beautiful for years. Our exclusive service includes
professional cleaning & preservation and a special
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!