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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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    Jones Cleaning Centers Inc
    7280 N Remington Ave, Fresno, CA 93711
    We offer professional floor cleaning services to the surrounding area. These services include the cleaning of tile and grout, carpet, area rugs, air ducts, and much more. We look forward to working with you.
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    (559) 431-6892
    User Review: """"love it. I like to spend my money on expensive handbags, not dry cleaning. next day service. Bonus! jones may, in..." - kelly (AL)
    Jones Cleaning Centers, Inc.
    7280 N Remington Ave, Fresno, CA 93711
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    (559) 431-6892
    User Review: """"jones is master of dry cleaning - it's fast and if I have a dress that has a lot of bead work, I take it there a bit..." - ronald (IL)
    Paragon Cleaners
    119 S Willis St, Visalia, CA 93291
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    (559) 734-3424
    User Review: "Dear sr, i wish to join your team work ...I have many years experience for garment cleaning best regards, ahmed..." - Ahmed ( )
    Oakhurst Cleaners
    40034 Highway 49, Oakhurst, CA 93644
    (559) 683-5265
    Leatherwork Unlimited
    5144 Fairgrounds Rd, Mariposa, CA 95338
    (209) 966-4827
    Paradise Dry Cleaners
    9415 N Fort Washington Rd, Fresno, CA 93730
    (559) 434-4996
    Classic Cleaners
    10083 N Maple Ave, Fresno, CA 93730
    (559) 434-3756
    Valley Dry Cleaning
    9415 N Fort Washington Rd, Fresno, CA 93730
    (559) 434-6013
    Madera Cleaners N Laundry
    321 S C St, Madera, CA 93638
    (559) 674-8831
    Falcon Cleaners Too
    7028 N Cedar Ave, Fresno, CA 93720
    (559) 297-4458
    Club Cleaners
    7509 N Willow Ave, Fresno, CA 93720
    (559) 322-4056
    Chateau Cleaners
    8953 N Cedar Ave, Fresno, CA 93720
    (559) 432-6382
    Club Cleaners
    9525 N Sommerville Dr Ste 119, Fresno, CA 93720
    (559) 434-1044
    Regency Cleaners
    7718 N 1st St, Fresno, CA 93720
    (559) 449-9932
    Regency Cleaners
    8953 N Chestnut Ave, Fresno, CA 93720
    (559) 224-3233

    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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