Dry cleaning is any cleaning process for clothing and textiles using a chemical solvent other than water. It is used to clean fabrics that degrade in water, and delicate fabrics that cannot withstand the rough and tumble of a washing machine and clothes dryer. Despite its name, dry cleaning is not a "dry" process; clothes are soaked in a liquid solvent perchloroethylene, which is commonly known as "perc" and is the most widely used solvent.
Time has moved on, cleaning processes have evolved and whilst we still have a traditional dry-cleaning machine, Jamiesons Dry cleaners has also recognized not only the green credentials of a good 'Wet cleaning' system but also the benefits of an aqueous based cleaning system. Wet cleaning uses water; nature's best cleaning solvent and a safe biodegradable detergent mixture to clean with a combination of sophisticated of Miele washers and dryers. The biggest advantage of wet cleaning technology is that it is the most effective way to remove water based stains and odours, rendering clothes not only truly clean, but fresh smelling.
Similar to dry cleaning, a great deal of stain removal is done outside of the machinery. Our hand 'spot stain removal' techniques have been honed through years of experience, stains recognised during the checking in process are dealt with at the spotting table. A combination of gentle heat, appropriate chemicals and a depth of knowledge remove recent and historical stains in preparation for cleaning within our state of the art Miele wet cleaning machine.
The WetCare process uses biodegradable detergents to clean. During the wash cycle, drum rotation is minimal allowing the laundry items to sit in the wash liquor, so the detergents can penetrate the fabrics. The Miele patented honeycomb drum minimises fabric stretching and the phenomenon of 'porcupine' when fabrics pull through the holes of traditional washing machine drums during the spin cycle. Only the Miele system has this patented 'honeycomb' drum.
Benefits include outstanding cleaning, brilliant colours with a fresh scent, excellent protection of the textiles and fibres from shrinking, pilling and colour loss. Sensitive materials, such as wool, silk, acetate, cashmere, and structured, tailored and couture garments can be cleaned safely and thoroughly.
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