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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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    710 East Main Street, Lexington, KY 40502
    Full service laundry and dry cleaning delivery service to residents and businesses near you. Whether you are a student on campus or an individual, we can deliver to you. Full service dry cleaner.
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    (859) 629-6109
    User Review: "Awesome service, free pick up and delivery, fast and reliable!"
    Zandale Cleaners
    2200 Nicholasville Rd, Lexington, KY 40503
    For professional dry cleaning with a personal touch, Zandale Cleaners and Akins Cleaners are the names to know in the greater Lexington, Kentucky, area.
    (859) 277-6971
    Rainbow Cleaners
    1304 S Main St, London, KY 40741
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    (606) 878-8919
    User Review: "Terrible customer service at the counter. She had the absolute worst and rudest attitude. I cannot understand why..." - Darla (KY)
    Romany Rd Cleaners
    371 Romany Rd, Lexington, KY 40502
    (859) 266-8392
    Concord Custom Cleaners
    881 E High St, Lexington, KY 40502
    (859) 269-9213
    Emperors Cleaners
    2051 Richmond Rd Ste 120, Lexington, KY 40502
    (859) 266-6991
    Chase Cleaners Inc
    325 S Ashland Ave, Lexington, KY 40502
    (859) 266-2611
    Sonny's One Hour Cleaners
    804 Chevy Chase Pl, Lexington, KY 40502
    (859) 266-7705
    Hart's Drycleaning & Laundry
    331 Romany Rd, Lexington, KY 40502
    (859) 266-6471
    Cyber Solutions
    301 Bassett Ave, Lexington, KY 40502
    (859) 536-8606
    Hart's Drycleaning & Laundry
    331 Romany Rd, Lexington, KY 40502
    (859) 266-6471
    Hart's Laundry & Dry Cleaning Inc
    429 Redding Rd, Lexington, KY 40517
    (859) 272-8777
    Whites Cleaning Services
    1143 Centre Pkwy, Lexington, KY 40517
    (859) 971-9015
    Adjust-A-Drape of Lexington
    777 N Broadway, Lexington, KY 40508
    (859) 259-0426
    Hart's Laundry & Dry Cleaning Inc
    606 S Broadway, Lexington, KY 40508
    (859) 255-5525

    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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