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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