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Certain types of clothes, like leather, suede and other delicate fabrics don't do well when washed at home. This is where dry cleaners come in. Dry cleaners use professional machines to clean clothes (and rugs, blankets and other fabrics) and remove difficult stains that can't be done at home. Instead of using water to remove dirt and stains, the machines use a solvent for cleaning. Dry cleaners services use the following terms.

  • Tailor – A person who alters clothes professionally. Some dry cleaners employ tailors who work on-site to alter clothes. Tailors often work on clothes that need to fit perfectly, such as wedding dresses or prom gowns. Their rates vary, often based on the type of garment they are working on.
  • Clothing Alteration – The process of adjusting clothes so that they fit better. A tailor adjusts the size of the clothes by sewing new seams or removing them as needed.
  • Same Day Service – Sometimes for additional charges laundry can be dropped off, usually in the morning and be available for pick up later that afternoon.
  • Finishing – This service is also called pressing. After the laundry has been cleaned, steam is applied to make the item softer. It is then quickly dried until the steam is vacuumed out, allowing the item to be pressed into shape.
  • Environmentally Friendly – Sometimes called “green services” there has been a push for cleaners to be more responsible with the large amounts of cleaning fluids and solvents used in operating a dry cleaning business. New machines offer different cleaning solutions, for example, some using carbon dioxide instead of solvents to clean clothes. The result is there is less release of harmful toxic chemicals.
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    Campus Laundry
    1400 N High St, Columbus, OH 43201
    Is your laundry pile growing? Use our laundry drop off service, we will wash, dry and fold it for you. Or do it yourself with our updated washers and dryers. We are here for all your laundry needs.
    (614) 291-0721
    Blanchard Vacuum Sales & Serv
    1215 S High St, Columbus, OH 43206
    Expert repair, supplies & service since 1968 Vacuums, Vacuum Cleaner repair, sales of Kirby, Hoover, Eureka, Rainbow, Simplicity, Royal, Dirt Devil, Oreck, Sanitaire, Kenmore repair all makes. Industrial, Commercial & Household Sales and Service.
    (614) 443-9477
    Bart's Cleaners
    4528 Indianola Ave, Columbus, OH 43214
    We are a full service dry cleaners that offers free delivery and pickup and guaranteed stain removal. Stop by for our professional clothes cleaning, smoke odor removal, tailoring and alterations.
    (614) 262-2278
    Swan Cleaners
    2416 Stringtown Rd, Grove City, OH 43123
    (614) 875-0933
    Broadway Cleaners
    4056 Broadway, Grove City, OH 43123
    (614) 875-4488
    Grove City One Hour Cleaners Inc
    4060 Hoover Rd, Grove City, OH 43123
    (614) 875-5828
    Pinnacle Building Services
    3967 Thistlewood Dr, Grove City, OH 43123
    (614) 871-1919
    1/2 Price Dry Cleaners
    3395 Mcdowell Rd, Grove City, OH 43123
    (614) 991-5797
    Soap City Laundry
    4310 Broadway, Grove City, OH 43123
    (614) 801-1999
    Joy Cleaners
    4510 Cemetery Rd, Hilliard, OH 43026
    (614) 771-9001
    Dale Cleaners
    2127 Hilliard Rome Rd, Hilliard, OH 43026
    (614) 529-1314
    Hilliard Dry Cleaners Inc
    3984 Main St, Hilliard, OH 43026
    (614) 876-7997
    Swan Cleaners
    5511 Roberts Rd, Hilliard, OH 43026
    (614) 529-0050
    K Dry Cleaners
    4315 Cosgray Rd, Hilliard, OH 43026
    (614) 876-5877
    K Dry Cleaners
    2600 Hilliard Rome Rd, Hilliard, OH 43026
    (614) 876-7644

    Sometimes fabrics do not react well when cleaned with water. Fine silks, leather, and suede all obtain stains from the water that cannot be removed without extreme difficulty, if at all. When you have soiled clothing that needs special care, taking laundry to the dry cleaners is the safest method available. Dry cleaning is done by using non-water based solvents to remove stains and dirt from apparel. Early methods included solvents made from gasoline, which was highly flammable. Because of the unfortunate combustible nature of the job, the government started regulating these laundry facilities. After World War I, chlorine became the main ingredient in the solution, but was replaced by tetrachloroethylene, called "perc," in the mid 1930s. While perc produced higher quality results than its predecessors, it was originally classified as a carcinogen, making it toxic over time. This classification has been withdrawn, but people are starting to replace the chemical in the industry anyway in favor of greener environment friendly chemicals. The cleaning machines used at these facilities wash and dry clothing at the same time. Many facilities will use their equipment to allow garment pick-up on the same day for an increased price, but cheaper prices are available for longer turn around. Tailoring and altering services are often available at many locations, though the majority of sewing is done on wedding and prom gowns. Most alterations are done on machines. Though most facilities will not deliver products to your home, home kits do exist for special projects like carpet care.
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