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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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    El Dorado 175 Cleaners
    4473 S Semoran Blvd, Orlando, FL 32822
    Bring us your garments to be dry cleaned by 9am and pick up the same day by 5pm at no-extra charge. Specializing in bridal gowns, alterations and household items. There isn't anything we can't clean.
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    (407) 282-8666
    User Review: "Ok, so I called and asked if they cleaned hats - basic felt hats with no adornments. I understand that it is a specialty..."
    Beautiful America Dry Cleaners
    12186 Lake Underhill Rd, Orlando, FL 32825
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    (407) 381-2015
    User Review: "Here is your red flag! we were customers for a few years (5) and didn't have any major issues, until recently. They..." - James (AK)
    Comet Cleaners
    11919 E Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL 32826
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    (407) 380-6570
    User Review: "First they answer the phone by saying hello what do you want. Secondly, they don't speak english."
    Vu Cleaners
    2723 Old Winter Garden Rd, Ocoee, FL 34761
    (407) 877-8288
    Sunshine Cleaners of Ocoee
    391 N Clarke Rd, Ocoee, FL 34761
    (407) 299-3371
    Couture Cleaners
    348 Moore Rd, Ocoee, FL 34761
    (407) 656-0292
    Krisp N Kleen Cleaners
    281 West Rd, Ocoee, FL 34761
    (407) 877-5900
    Door to Door Dry Cleaning
    Ocoee, FL 34761
    (407) 925-2000
    Bryan's Cleaners
    11149 W Colonial Dr, Ocoee, FL 34761
    (407) 654-2040
    Towne Cleaners
    11149 W Colonial Dr, Ocoee, FL 34761
    (407) 877-3365
    Orlando Cleaners
    2646 Maguire Rd, Ocoee, FL 34761
    (407) 654-3186
    50 Percent Discount Club Dry Cleane
    8975 W Colonial Dr, Ocoee, FL 34761
    (407) 440-6498
    Kim's Cleaners & Laundry
    6333 W Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL 32818
    (407) 295-7821
    Continatel Cleaner
    2785 N Hiawassee Rd, Orlando, FL 32818
    (407) 294-4448
    Ester Continental Cleaners
    2785 N Hiawassee Rd, Orlando, FL 32818
    (407) 271-8904

    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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