You want to get the most out of your clothes, that’s why you have them cleaned by the professionals at West Boulevard Cleaners. Sometimes just bringing your clothes to a professional cleaner is only the first step at getting the most out of your investment. Here are some things you can do to extend the life of your clothes and get the most out of using West Boulevard Cleaners to have them expertly cleaned.
Let Us Know About Stains
Sure, we are going to take a look at what is brought in to be cleaned, but some stains can be hard to spot. Pointing out difficult to spot stains, like white wine, and telling us as much as you can will help identify what needs to be done to get the stain out.
Remember not to let your stains have time to set; as soon as you possibly can, get the garment to a professional to get the stain out. Stains that are left untreated for too long can permanently set in and be impossible to remove without damaging the garment. Treating stains as quickly as possible will make sure that your clothes have a long and healthy life.
Clean Matching Clothes Together
Time is going to cause some color to fade. With very vibrant colors, this can become obvious the more you have the garment cleaned. If you have a matching outfit or color matched sets, get them cleaned together. It won’t prevent fading, that’s going to happen naturally over time, but it will ensure that the garments colors do not fade at different rates.
This rule doesn’t have to apply to just clothing, either. Matching sets of sheets can also benefit from being cleaned together to make sure that their color loss, if any, is at the same rate.
Light Fades Colors
Strong light is going to cause your colors to fade. Keeping your garments out of direct light can help to preserve their look longer.
This doesn’t just apply to sunlight. Strong indoor lighting can have the same effect. Some dyes can even react more with artificial light than with natural light. When storing your clothes, keep them out of direct light if you can or limit their exposure if you cannot.
Throw Away the Plastic Bags
The plastic bags that are there when you pick up your garments are just to protect them until you get home. Do not store you clothes in these bags. Get garment bags that are designed for clothing storage. Plastic bags can cause some fabrics to degrade or react with dyes to have colors fade. If you don’t have garment bags just store your clothes uncovered in a clean closet.
West Boulevard Cleaners are your Kerrisdale dry cleaning solution. We offer free pickup and delivery service as well as environmentally safe cleaning for all of your garments. Contact us today to see what services we could offer for your dry cleaning