We use hydrocarbon dry cleaning solvent that cleans just as well as conventional cleaning methods is more environmentally safe for humans and our nature. Ku-ring-gai Dry Cleaners has invested in State-of-the art and latest dry cleaning equipment which use a non-toxic, safe hydrocarbon dry cleaning solvent.
Dry cleaning is a method of removing stains and dirt from garments and fabric by using little or no water. Actually, Dry cleaning isn’t actually dry. We use a “liquid” solvent but the solvent doesn’t contain water. The process has been labeled “dry” cleaning because it is waterless.
Dry cleaning process is performed in accordance with the care instructions indicated by the textile manufacturers on the products after keeping the products and trimmings on them to certain operations such as dry cleaning, pressing and non-shrink tests
The dry cleaning process begins with the pretreatment of spots and stains using special cleaning agents. The clothes are then loaded into a machine resembling an over-sized front-loading washer which uses similar mechanical action to loosen embedded dirt. Throughout the cleaning process, the solvent is filtered or distilled to keep soil from resettling on clothes. The garments are dried in the same machine and should have no residual solvent odor after cleaning
The term ‘dry-cleaning’ is generally understood to cover the whole process of cleaning in solvent, spotting and pressing, carried out in sequence
Prior to cleaning, garments are inspected for soil and stains which need extra attention. Using a special Spotting Board equipped with air, steam and vacuum a trained operator treats stains and heavy soiled areas to improve cleaning results. A Dry Cleaning Spotter is a skilled professional which requires knowledge of fabrics, dyes and stain recognition.
Spotting (stain removal) is the application of necessary agent(s) to assist stain removal. Depending on the drycleaning technology used, spotting may occur prior, during, or after the rinsing process. A stain may be soluble in water or solvent, and may also have an acid or alkali chemical pH. A skilful Drycleaning Operator will use a sequence of spotting agents on difficult or unknown stain.
Rinsing is the process of immersing garments in a solvent to flush out: impurities; soiling; dissolve oils; and to destroy fibre parasites.
Pressing or finishing involves the use of: steam; air; and vacuum, to remove creases and re-align the fabric, so your garment is ready to wear again.
Drycleaning is necessary for fabrics that are delicate and may not do well in daily washing. This may be because the fabrics simply do not react well to water and soap. In some cases, it may be possible to either dry clean, or wash fabrics by hand. Most care tags will offer this option, if it is recommended. However, in most cases, hand cleaning will not be nearly as effective as drycleaning.