"What is Dry Cleaning?"

Dry cleaning came to Australia in 1913 and has shown to be the best method of cleaning a variety of clothing, from everyday, delicate fabrics, wedding gowns, household and industrial. Advantages of drycleaning include:

.  Clothes Lasting Longer - dirt and grit in the clothes act as an abrasive on the fibres in the garment. By drycleaning them regularly you avoid the materials wearing, so clothes last longer.

.  Colour & Brightness - drycleaning protects the garments colour, brightness and softness as well as being gentler than other cleaning methods.

.  Convenience - with today's busy lifestyle and mothers returning to the workforce, drycleaning is a valuable service which allows more time to pursue more important things in life.

.  Look Better, Feel Better - your clothing is an expression of your personality and image. When you look good, you feel better and are more confident.

Firstly, when garments are left with a drycleaner they are inspected and identified with a tag which stays with the garment until returned to the customer.;

If stains are identified on the garment, the drycleaner skilfully removes the spots in conjunction with a number of specialized solutions which they have been trained to use. Garments are sorted for cleaning by category and colour with consideration being given to the manufacturer's recommended Care Label instructions.

The garments are drycleaned in machines using clear solvents which remove dirt and grease safely from the most delicate and sensitive types of fabrics. The solvents used are perchlorethylene, hydrocarbons, silicone and carbon dioxide and the machines may use either a bath or spray system, agitation and cleaning under controlled timing. When the cleaning process is finished, the garments are dried using temperatures appropriate to each type of load, and once again taking any care label instructions into account. The solvent is recovered for reuse in refrigerated, totally enclosed machines.  Different cycles are used for different garments, each cycle controlled by a computer programme which takes into account the type, weight and any additives which may be needed to improve the cleaning

After cleaning, garments are pressed to give those crisp, clear pleats and creases that signify a drycleaned garment. Garments are steamed and formed to restore body and shape and to remove wrinkles. The pressing is done using a variety of flat presses, forming machines and hand pressing.

After pressing, the garments are inspected for quality and then prepared for collection.