Cleanliness is next to godliness, but it is also still one of the most unproductive tasks, or is it. You will probably take about 2 hours to get all your laundry done that is if you are doing it by hand. Those will be two less hours. However, you will feel more comfortable in the cloths and around people, and that goes in a long way in your day-to-day life. Therefore, yes, cleanliness is indeed next to godliness.
Dry cleaning is however a better way to get the best out of both sides of the coin. It does a better job for a small fee and in quite less time. Here is how the dry cleaning process works and the final benefits.
The process of dry cleaning
Dry cleaning uses organic solvents to get rid of dirt and stains in fabrics. Like the name suggests, there is little if any use of water. The solvent is designed to be soft on the fiber. It is also manufactured in environmental friendly manners in a bid to contribute to the nature conservation measures.
The dry cleaner loads the right kinds of cloths together or separate in the machine and adds in the right kind and measure of solvent to get rid of the specific kind of dirt and/or stains. After the machine cleans the cloths, the dry cleaner takes them out and handles them in the right manner.
Back in the days, the only other service would be to fold the cloths to get of creases and to pack them. Nowadays, however, owing to the high level of competition, dry cleaners are going a step ahead and correcting any alterations that may be on the cloths. This makes dry cleaning an all-round cloth-care process.
The benefits of dry cleaning
Considering the amount of money you have to part with to get the services, dry cleaning has quite a lot of benefits and almost no faults. Here are some of them:
1. It is gentler to the cloths
Unlike other methods of cleaning cloths like using the hands or a washing machine, dry cleaning is quite gentle on the cloths. It does not involve all the pressure and the gripping, just the use of the solvent and the machine.
2. It eliminates the use of water
Water is one of the necessary mediums required for cleaning cloths, but it is not the only medium. It also has some disadvantages. For instance, cloths may lose their color when soaked in water, or the fabric may crease and shrink, losing shape. Dry cleaning eliminates the use of water, thus eliminating the possibility of these disadvantages.
3. It does a better job
Dry cleaning can remove some stains and odors, which may be hard to get rid of using other cleaning methods. This is done by cleaning the fabric with the right organic solvent in the right conditions. This result in an overall cleaner and more comfortable fabric.
4. It is suitable for many fabrics
Cloths are not made for the sole purpose of covering the flesh, they are also meant to bring out the beauty and style in you. This may sometimes require the use of some delicate but fine fabrics, whose main disadvantage is that they may respond badly to how they are cleaned. Dry cleaning takes care of different kinds of materials to ensure the fabric retains its shape and feel.
5. It goes beyond clothing
The dry cleaning process can be used to clean even certain types of shoes in the same manner and offering the same benefits. A shoe like the UGG boot for instance can be easily cleaned using this process.
The limitations of dry cleaning
The dry cleaning process is excellent, but it is not ultimate. There are some kinds of dirt and stains that dry cleaning cannot get rid of, and neither can many other cleaning processes. It is credited for its ability to remove “most” of the stains, which other processes cannot.
It would however, come in handy if clients were to inform the dry cleaner of the kinds of stains they want removed or what caused the stain. It would help in selecting the solvents and knowing just how to go about the process.
Considering the benefits of dry cleaning and the limitations, dry cleaning still remains a great option for cleaning fabric.