Dry cleaning – a necessity or a luxury?
Having a pile of laundry at home is something everyone dreads – laundry filled with different clothes made from different fabrics that complicate the whole process. On top of this, there is always an item of clothing or other textiles that cannot be washed in the washing machine. For instance, your wool coat, your duvet or maybe even your curtains.
Not all garments need to be taken to a cleaning service course as some can also be washed. However, taking your clothes to a dry-cleaners often extends their lifetime when compared to washing them at home.
Besides, washing your clothes at home is time-consuming and unfortunately there is no guarantee that stubborn grease stains will be removed, and that shrinkage won’t happen.
Fortunately, that’s what dry cleaners are here for! Dry cleaners are experts when it comes to washing or dry cleaning all types of textiles and they use high quality, environmentally friendly products so your clothes are safe and so is the environment! Read on to learn more about dry cleaning.
What is dry cleaning exactly?
Whether you have used one yourself, or a family member or friend has, many people still do not know exactly what happens behind the scenes at a dry cleaner. What actually happens when you take your dirty clothes, duvets, curtains, sofa covers, carpets and other textile products to the dry cleaner?
Well, let’s break it down! But first, let’s understand the purpose of dry cleaning.
Professional textile cleaning services, aim is to clean clothes in a way that the textile retains its original condition without shrinkage and loss of color. As you wear your clothes, depending on the material, it is likely that they will begin to show signs of wear. If you wash your clothes at home, this process is accelerated because the use of water and detergent can lead signs of wear and tear are more visible.
However, this can be avoided with professional cleaning services as instead of water and detergent, Stomerij SuperNette uses an environmentally friendly liquid (KWL) that can remove even the most stubborn stains such as oil and grease. After the cleaning process has ended the KWL liquid is recycled and reused in the next washing process. Additionally, as certain materials and fabrics cannot withstand washing often, they also need extra attention and care in the washing process after the wash. As some fabrics cannot be ironed, dry cleaners have an alternative method available.
The true benefits
Now that we understand the process, what are the true benefits of it?
- Firstly, dry cleaning is better for the environment than washing your clothes at home. This is because your washing machine uses a lot more water, electricity and detergent. A dry-cleaner, on the other hand, doesn’t use as much, as the cleaning process does not require it. Dry-cleaners are then considered to be more efficient as the solution used to clean the clothes is reused.
- And secondly, it is also better for your wallet. Although it might sound contradictory, dry cleaning your clothes makes them last longer because they are cleaned in way that does not damage the fabric.
Can I drop off all my clothes at a dry-cleaners?
When trying to decide what to dry clean and what not to, the material of the clothes is an important indicator. Most fabrics and materials not only can be dry cleaned safely but it is preferable to do so. However, there are a few such as fabrics that are made from synthetic materials like plastic or polyurethane that should not be dry cleaned.
At Stomerij SuperNette, our dry-cleaning service covers a wide range of clothes and textiles. Whether you want your winter jacket or your curtains cleaned, we can help you! If you are not sure what the best solution is for your clothes, as professionals we also have excellent advice to give!
Looking for dry-cleaners in Amsterdam?
Stomerij SuperNette is one of the best dry cleaners in Amsterdam, with a variety of services to offer. We want to make sure your clothes are not only cleaned and ready to be worn again but that this process is as easy as possible for you. That is why we offer a pick-up and delivery service where we come to to collect your items, we dry clean them and deliver them back to you as soon as they’re ready. This is alongside our usual in-store drop off service at our physical store, Moulekkenstraat 41H in Amsterdam as well as our online order service.
We also offer this service for the hospitality industry, to ensure hotels, restaurants and cafes have clean garments and other textile items!