Common misconceptions about dry cleaning: Separating fact from fiction

Dry cleaning is a popular method of garment cleaning that has been around for decades. Despite its widespread use, there are still many misconceptions surrounding the practice. In this article, we'll debunk some of the most common misconceptions about dry cleaning and provide you with the facts you need to know. As a leading laundry service provider, Call Your Dhobi is committed to providing our customers with accurate information about dry cleaning.

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At Call Your Dhobi, we understand the importance of keeping your clothes in good condition. We've been providing high-quality laundry and dry cleaning services for years, and we're here to share some useful tips on how to care for your clothes.

Myth #1: Dry cleaning is actually "dry"

Contrary to its name, dry cleaning is not actually a "dry" process. It's called "dry" because it doesn't use water, but instead uses a liquid solvent. The solvent used in dry cleaning is typically a chemical called perchloroethylene (or "perc" for short). This solvent is highly effective at removing dirt and stains from clothes, but it is not a completely "dry" process.

Myth #2: Dry cleaning is bad for the environment

While it is true that some dry cleaning solvents can be harmful to the environment, many modern dry cleaners use eco-friendly solvents that are much safer. At Call Your Dhobi, we use a solvent called GreenEarth, which is made from sand and is completely non-toxic. It is also a highly effective solvent that can remove even the toughest stains.

Myth #3: Dry cleaning is only for "dry clean only" clothes

While it's true that many garments are labeled "dry clean only," there are many other items that can benefit from dry cleaning as well. For example, bedding, drapes, and other household items can all be dry cleaned to remove dirt, dust, and other allergens.

Myth #4: Dry cleaning will shrink your clothes

While it is possible for some fabrics to shrink during the dry cleaning process, this is not a common occurrence. Most professional dry cleaners have the expertise and equipment to prevent shrinkage, and at Call Your Dhobi, we take extra care to ensure that your clothes are not damaged during the cleaning process.

Myth #5: Dry cleaning is expensive

While dry cleaning may be more expensive than washing your clothes at home, it is often worth the investment. Dry cleaning can help prolong the life of your clothes by removing stains and dirt that can cause wear and tear over time. Additionally, dry cleaning can help restore the original color and texture of your clothes, making them look and feel like new again.
There are many misconceptions about dry cleaning that can lead people to avoid using this effective and convenient cleaning method. At Call Your Dhobi, we hope that this article has helped to clear up some of these misconceptions and provide you with the facts you need to make an informed decision about your garment cleaning needs. If you have any questions about dry cleaning or would like to learn more about our services, please don't hesitate to contact us.