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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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    Bright Cleaners
    100 South Kenilworth Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60302
    Bright Cleaners in Oak Park, IL is the best Dry cleaner in town. We provide quality dry cleaning and alteration services for your clothing.
    (708) 251-4216
    Foxy's Laundromat, Inc.
    38 S Villa Ave, Villa Park, IL 60181
    We are a coin operated laundromat conveniently located on the corner of Villa and St. Charles. We offer a clean and safe environment with drop off service available.
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    (630) 269-7542
    User Review: "Very clean..Safe area I will be back again to do all my laundry"
    Quality Maintenance Co Inc
    1100 Entry Dr Unit 2, Bensenville, IL 60106
    Child an industrial grease exhaust and air duct cleaning company in Chicago. Servicing hospitals, restaurants, and businesses, we bring the same high quality air duct cleaning and equipment to you.
    (630) 860-0925
    The Cleanery Cleaners Inc
    1526 Lee Street, Des Plaines, IL 60018
    Contact The Cleanery Cleaners Inc in Des Plaines, IL, at (847) 803-6766 for professional service by experienced dry cleaners. Contact The Cleanery Cleaners Inc in Des Plaines, IL, at (847) 803-6766 fo
    (847) 803-6766
    M K Cleaners
    1502 N 19th Ave, Melrose Park, IL 60160
    (708) 681-0777
    Broadway Cleaners
    1105 W Lake St, Melrose Park, IL 60160
    (708) 681-0019
    Royale-Bezjian-Glidden Rug & Furniture Cleaners
    1670 N Mannheim Rd, Stone Park, IL 60165
    (708) 383-8000
    Julie's Cleaners
    1101 W Roosevelt Rd, Maywood, IL 60153
    (708) 343-0550
    Super Cleaner & Tailoring
    815 W Roosevelt Rd, Maywood, IL 60153
    (708) 865-8262
    May Cleaners
    311 Madison St, Maywood, IL 60153
    (708) 731-5117
    Magic Touch Cleaners
    3111 Thatcher Ave, River Grove, IL 60171
    (708) 452-4600
    Quality Cleaners
    616 S 5th Ave, Maywood, IL 60153
    (708) 865-1777
    Neat Cleaners
    8360 Grand Ave, River Grove, IL 60171
    (708) 452-1733
    Evans Cleaners
    1510 Madison St, Maywood, IL 60153
    (708) 681-5118
    Modern Way Cleaners
    10405 W Fullerton Ave, Melrose Park, IL 60164
    (847) 455-2250

    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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