Dry cleaning is a special type of cleaning process which does not use any water. It is opposed to standard cleaning methods which consist of putting your apparels through a number of wash cycles and using a large quantity of water for the process. In dry cleaning, a liquid solvent and not water is used in order to soak your garments.
Although your outfits get wet, this is a “safe” wet process and does not harm your precious jeans in any way. If you wish to dry clean jeans, read on and learn how it is carried out.
Tagging of jeans
Once you handover the jeans, your cleaner would tag them with something which would last even after the cleaning technique. You will be handed over a receipt. While some dry cleaners use plastic fasteners, other staple tags over jeans.
Your pair of jeans will then be sorted as per the fabric, type of stain and type of color. In case of tough stains, the jeans will need to be spot-cleaned or pre-washed by hand.
Once the pre-washing is completed, your jeans will be subjected to dry cleaning machine treatment. This is a large machine which is able to contain garment weighing 60 – 80 pounds. A type of chemical solvent known as “Perc” is used here rather than water. For the removal of stains, detergents are added at times. After half an hour, the spin cycle is initiated in order to have the jeans cleaned actually. Once 40 – 50 minutes have passed, the jeans are subjected to high temperature so that the chemical solvent gets evaporated.
Once your cleaners dry clean jeans, it will be checked thoroughly by cleaners in order to spot any decorative pieces or buttons which might have detached at the time of cleaning. In case of any such issues, they will be fixed as soon as possible. Your jeans will be sent to be pressed. Usually, an industrial press is used to press the garments. However, some of the delicate items are hand-pressed with the help of a little iron.
Once this is done, fresh ID tags resembling that of original tags will be fixed to your jeans. Your jeans will be hanged over a conveyor. Once you submit the receipt to your dry cleaner, you can get the jeans returned to you, enclosed in a garment bag. You can schedule the entire pickup and delivery through a mobile app, if your dry clean jeans service provider takes orders through one.
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