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The journey your pants take at the dry cleaners

Do you wonder what happens after you leave your clothes at the dry cleaners? In this post, I’ll take you through the steps your favorite pants will take after you drop them off. Pre-inspection and mark-in After entering your pants into our software system, we inspect them for stains and check pockets. Then we attach a tag, so we know they belong to you! Pre-Treatment We pre-treat any stains at the stain removal board. We have an assortment of stain removal agents used to treat different types of stains from coffee with cream & sugar, to grass stains, to mud or salt rings on the cuffs. Cleaning Next, we check the care label and determine the best cleaning method for your pants. Fabric content, colour, stains, and any trims will impact this decision. At Crouse’s Cleaners, we have three methods to choose from – dry cleaning, wet cleaning or washing. We then put your pants in the appropriate machine for cleaning. Pressing We hang your pants for pressing. Before hanging, we inspect them again to make sure we didn’t miss any stains the first time. Then, they are put on a machine for pre-conditioning. The machine blows steam and then…

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The Top 7 Questions about Wedding Gown Cleaning and Preservation, Answered!

  Why should I have my wedding dress cleaned and preserved after my wedding day?  The fibres of a wedding gown will yellow and deteriorate over time. Also, stains can cause damage to the fabric. Sometimes these stains are invisible and you may not even know they are there (like champagne!).  How soon after my wedding should I bring in my dress to be cleaned to avoid permanent damage? The sooner the better! The more quickly we can treat any spots or stains the better chance we have at removing them. Also, over time stains can cause damage to the fibres of the gown.  How much does cleaning and preservation of a wedding gown cost? Check out our website for the most current pricing at crousescleaners.com/services/wedding-gowns/. For an exact quote, you can bring in your wedding gown. There is no obligation to leave it! We understand that wedding gown cleaning is an investment. How long will it take to have my wedding gown cleaned? We ask for about 2 weeks for cleaning and preservation. If you are in a hurry, please contact us and we will let you know if we can make special arrangements to have it done in…

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The 5 Steps of Wedding Gown Cleaning and Preservation

Are you wondering about cleaning your wedding gown after your special day? Are you curious what happens to your wedding gown after you drop it off at the dry cleaners? In this post, I’ll take you through the steps of cleaning and preservation of your wedding gown. Pre-Inspection and Mark-In After inputting your wedding gown into our software system, we inspect it for spots, stains and any damage. We look for any lace, beading or trim that will require special attention. Then we attach a tag to identify the gown and so we know it belongs to you! Pre-Treatment Next, we pre-treat any stains by hand. We have an assortment of stain removal agents used to treat different types of stains. Some of the stains we most commonly see are heavy soil of dirt along the hem, wine or make-up along the bodice or body oils on the inside of the bodice. We do a thorough inspection for these and more types of stains. Cleaning After pre-treatment, we check the care label and determine the best cleaning method for your gown. Fabric content and trim typically determine the safest and most effective cleaning method. Some gowns are dry clean only…

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Three Styles of Winter Jackets

Where we live, we spend a lot of time in our winter jacket and we know you want to look great! Do you ever wonder the best method to clean the winter jackets in your closet? Let’s talk about three common styles of winter coats, and the best cleaning method for each one.   Dress Coat Often dress coats are made of wool. Wool is one fabric that is dry clean only. If it goes in your home washing machine it will ‘felt’ or shrink. Unfortunately, once wool shrinks it can never be stretched out again. Typically, the best way to clean a dress coat is by dry cleaning it.   Ski Jacket Your ski jacket is your “go to” on the cold days or when you are out tobogganing with your kids or on the ski hill. They are often filled with a synthetic material. These jackets can easily be washed and dried. However, if you have a dirty collar and cuffs or other stains on the jacket you can’t get out, bring it to Crouse’s Cleaners. We are likely able to get those stains out and will have it looking a lot better! If not, like new.  …

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