Dry Cleaning Process How does dry cleaning work at Balaji Dry Cleaners & Cleantech Laundry & Dry Cleaners?

Dry cleaning is a process that cleans clothes without water, but the process is not really “dry,” as the name suggests. There is a fluid involved; the most common is perchlorethylene, also known as “perc.” Perc is a colorless, nonflammable organic solvent. It’s used by 90% of dry cleaners. But not at. Balaji Dry Cleaners & Cleantech Laundry & Dry Cleaners is a “green” dry cleaner. We use a hybrid dry cleaning machine which produces no hazardous waste, no harmful carcinogens for our customers or employees, and it does a great job cleaning clothes!

The Process

Here’s what happens when you drop your clothes off at Balaji Dry Cleaners & Cleantech Laundry & Dry Cleaners.

1. Tagging and inspection: When your clothes arrive at Balaji Dry Cleaners & Cleantech Laundry & Dry Cleaners, we tag it with a very small label printed with a bar code that is unique to you. We place that label in an inconspicuous place on your clothing. This is how we keep your clothes from getting mixed up with everyone else’s. It’s cutting-edge technology, that’s ahead of 95% of the industry.Then we inspect your clothes for missing buttons, stains, tears, etc.

2. Pre-treament: We look for stains on your clothes and treat them to make removal easier and more complete.The idea is to try to remove the stain or make its removal easier before dry cleaning. You can even help, especially if you catch the stain early! Simply apply water for wet stains (a stain that had water in it) and solvent for dry stains (a stain that has grease or oil in it). Then, gently tap and blot both sides of the fabric with a soft cloth so the stain “bleeds off” onto the cloth. Then, rinse the fabric, let it dry and we will do the rest.

**If you get a tough stain you don’t know how to handle, call Us and we will tell you how to pre-treat the stain before it’s too late.

3. Dry cleaning - The clothes are put in a machine and cleaned with a solvent.Your clothes are placed into our cleaners where they rotate in a stainless steel, perforated basket. The dirt is removed from your clothing. This system also makes it possible to recover nearly all of the solvent used during cleaning, which is better for the environment and saves you money.

4. Post-spotting - Any lingering stains are removed.

We examine your clothes after cleaning is complete to see if any stains remain. If they do, post-spotting tries to get them out. In most cases we are able to remove all stains. But some stubborn stains may not be entirely removed because of time and heat, wear and tear of clothing, dyes.

5. Finishing – We press, package, and add other finishing touches.

This is where we re-shape, press, steam, iron, and make necessary repairs to restore your garments.Once your clothing has been washed or dry cleaned, we put it through a quality check and the order gets re-assembled and bundled, ready for you to pick up. Remember, every order is identified by a small tag with a bar code on it so the person who re-assembles the order knows which shirts and which slacks go together and to whom they belong.

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