Dry-cleaning uses solvent to remove soils and stains from fabric in specially designed machines.
The term "dry-cleaning" is misleading: it is called dry-cleaning because the solvent contains little or no water and does not penetrate the fibers as water does. Among the advantages of dry-cleaning is its ability to dissolve greases and oils in a way that water cannot.
The dry-cleaning process begins with the pretreatment of spots and stains using special cleaning agents. The garments are then loaded into a machine resembling an oversized front-loading washer. It produces similar mechanical action to loosen embedded dirt. Throughout the cleaning process, the solvent is filtered or distilled to ensure its clarity. The garments are dried in the same machine and should have no residual solvent odor after cleaning.
Wet-cleaning is the professional process of removing soils from garments and other textile items through the use of water. The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) definition for Professional Wet-cleaning is: A process for cleaning sensitive textiles (e.g., wool, silk, rayon, linen) in water by professionals using special technology, detergents, and additives to minimize the potential for adverse effects. It is followed by appropriate drying and restorative finishing procedures.
Professional laundering for shirts and other "washable" items is another process your cleaner uses to keep your garments looking their best. Special detergents, additives, and finishes set commercial laundry apart from home laundering. This process enables your cleaner to offer consistent quality shirts at reasonable prices. Collars come cleaner and their professional pressing offers a crisper finish.
We do our best to keep you looking your best. Most cleaners offer drapery cleaning, household textile cleaning, carpet cleaning, shirt laundering, and more. Ask us and we will do our best to take care of your cleaning needs.
Tampa Laundry Company is Tampa’s premier dry-cleaning establishment. Amy Martinez-Monfort founded Tampa Laundry Company in 2015. Lou D’Autorio is a 30 year industry veteran and Certified both as Professional and Environmental Dry Cleaner. Our commitment to quality is second to none. Tampa Laundry Company is a proud member of the Drycleaning & Laundry Institute (www.DLIonline.org).