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Everything You Can and Cannot Dry Clean

Anyone familiar with the television show The Jeffersons knew the main character owned a dry cleaning business. It was his way of moving up and out of his low-income neighborhood in Harlem. To dry clean clothing and items doesn’t mean, no fluids. The opposite is true. But when it comes to taking your personal belongings to the dry cleaners use caution. Some items need dry… Read More »Everything You Can and Cannot Dry Clean

Caring for Your Silk Clothing: Why Dry Cleaning Is Your Best Option

Real silk garments are an investment. That said, let’s talk about why dry cleaning is still your best option for maintaining the quality of your silk clothing. Silk clothing is touchy, expensive, extremely comfortable, and stylish. That means that you’re going to want to take the best care of it that you can. Cleaning your silks means taking some special care when you’re picking a… Read More »Caring for Your Silk Clothing: Why Dry Cleaning Is Your Best Option

Store Your Gown Like The Royal Family – Wedding Gown Preservation for the Everyday Princess

Queen Victoria bucked a lot of trends in Great Britain when she married for love, wore a simple yet elegant gown made of English lace and silk, then kept her gown for sentimental reasons and even wore lace from her gown for special occasions and her husbands funeral (to remind everybody of her love for him). Today, Queen Victoria’s gown is cared for by Britain’s… Read More »Store Your Gown Like The Royal Family – Wedding Gown Preservation for the Everyday Princess

Mold Damage Repaired on a Vintage Silk Satin Wedding Gown

Here at Janet Davis Dry Cleaners we recently cared for a vintage silk satin wedding dress that was stored improperly and sustained mold damage along with the more common symptoms of poor storage – yellowing and wrinkles. I have included 3 before and after pictures including the front, the back and the underskirt. It is important to note that the photos of this dress were… Read More »Mold Damage Repaired on a Vintage Silk Satin Wedding Gown

9 Common Things Around Your Home That Can Destroy Your Clothes

There are a number of consumer products and things at home that can cause damage to your clothing, sometimes permanent damage. Unfortunately because most of these changes are masked the damage doesn’t appear until the next cleaning at which point they are exposed. This is where a number of mystery stains come from. Have you ever spoken to your dry cleaner and said, “This stain… Read More »9 Common Things Around Your Home That Can Destroy Your Clothes

Handling Specialty Items Vintage and Current

Janet Davis Cleaners recently hosted industry expert Jane Zellers who taught several dry cleaners from all over Michigan how to properly clean specialty garments such as wedding gowns, both new and vintage. Jane C. Zellers, CED, consultant, lecturer and former owner of a three store dry cleaning establishment in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania has been involved in the laundry and dry cleaning industry for over 30 years.… Read More »Handling Specialty Items Vintage and Current