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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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    J N C Cleaners
    29124 Ryan Rd, Warren, MI 48092
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    (586) 573-7080
    User Review: "Called just to ask a question about cleaning a coat worker on phone was confused and spoke lil to no english."
    Family Cleaner Inc
    4948 John R Rd, Troy, MI 48085
    We deliver professional dry cleaning/laundry services. We service all types of garments (suits, shirts, slacks), household items (comforters, linens), leather/suede and provide expert alterations.
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    (248) 528-9500
    User Review: "Not good for shoe repair.I thought my shoe would look like new on the heel.Can't wear looks bad!"
    Expert's 40 Minute Cleaners
    16000 Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI 48227
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    (313) 836-7020
    User Review: "You never get all your clothes they dont never no what happen dont go there"
    Classic Cleaners
    6828 Rochester Rd, Troy, MI 48085
    Full service professional dry cleaners provide services at affordable prices. We are available to perform quality work on wedding gowns, leather items, and bedding.
    (248) 828-7229
    Wah Lee Laundry & Cleaners
    915 S Washington Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48067
    (248) 545-7415
    Esquire Cleaners
    1211 N Campbell Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48067
    (248) 543-8200
    Quality Cleaners & Dyers LLC
    1207 E Lincoln Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48067
    (248) 543-1659
    Rembrandt Cleaners
    508 W 11 Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48067
    (248) 439-0006
    Huntington Cleaners
    26822 Coolidge Hwy, Huntington Woods, MI 48070
    (248) 541-6038
    Hilton's Cleaners
    3251 Hilton Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220
    (248) 439-6799
    Sullivan Cleaners
    431 W 9 Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220
    (248) 543-2400
    Courtesy Dry Cleaning
    800 W 9 Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220
    (248) 545-0120
    Hilton Cleaner
    3251 Hilton Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220
    (248) 542-2604
    Re-Nu Cleaners
    1003 E 9 Mile Rd, Hazel Park, MI 48030
    (248) 543-1144
    Camelot Cleaners
    2730 Coolidge Hwy, Berkley, MI 48072
    (248) 547-3970

    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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