Five Generations in the Industry
Janet Davis Cleaners is a multi-generational family business that’s been operating since 1938.
What Is Dry Cleaning?
Dry cleaning is not like washing your normal clothes at home.
Unlike just throwing your clothes in your washing machine, dry cleaning actually uses no water. Water can be damaging to particular fabric materials, especially higher-end dress clothes like suits or silk dresses. That’s why we have a delicate process to ensure your clothing items are cleaned thoroughly without damage. We take great detailed care with each garment, keeping your garments separate and sanitized. Each fabric is unique and is treated with individualized care that is best suited for its needs. Learn more about our process below.
- In the dry cleaning process, we first pre-treated for spots, dirt, and stains using chemical cleaners that are specially formulated to properly clean your special garments.
- Next, your garments are placed in one of our top-grade dry cleaning machines to tumble gently and evenly through a dry cleaning solvent. There is no water in this process. Air is evenly distributed to aid in the garments’ drying.
- Once your garments are removed from the dry cleaning machine, we inspect them for quality assurance.
- Lastly, gently steamed or hand-pressed to remove any wrinkles. We finish things off by bagging and hanging your garment. Your clothes will be fresh, odor-free, wrinkle-free, and ready to wear.
With Janet Davis Cleaners, your garments are in good hands!
Carefully Inspected & Treated
I dropped my Sweater Set off that was stained with grease spots. They were able to remove the stains…folded them neatly with paper inside and placed them in a Janet Davis Gift Bag and tied
I was very pleased 😀
Thanks again for your service!
— Carla W
What Clothes Do I Bring To The Dry Cleaners?
See a quick checklist of the types of clothing ideal for dry cleaning services.
Any Clothes That Need TLC
We all have clothing that makes us look and feel good; however, so many of us fail to effectively care for our garments.
Sometimes placing an item in a washing machine just isn’t enough, as some clothes require a little extra TLC to ensure they maintain their color, shape, and quality.
So, to make sure your clothing remains in great condition, we are identifying the fabrics you need to take to the dry cleaners.
That’s why it’s best to entrust the dry cleaning experts!
Many people often throw away a piece of clothing following a clothing disaster because it may have a stain that just won’t budge.
Fortunately, professional dry cleaners will have the tools and knowledge to say goodbye to that pesky mark once and for all.
Most stains are categorized as solvent-soluble stains and water-soluble stains.
Unlike most people, a dry cleaner will know that different stains will require different treatments, which only they are trained to administer on clothing.
So, avoid using an over-the-counter all-purpose cleaner or a home remedy, which could cause a fabric more harm than good.
There is nothing worse than falling head over heels in love with an outfit, wearing and washing it once, only for it to be covered in wrinkles once it is dry.
However, do not despair. A dry cleaner offers special pressing equipment to ensure a garment is crease-free, so it will look and feel as good as new as soon as you put it on.
There are so many benefits of a dry cleaning service – but the biggest one is the fact you don’t have to spend hours standing in front of the ironing board to no avail.
Washing delicate fabrics can be a little daunting. It can be so easy to destroy materials such as silk or rayon. It can be even more overwhelming when you are faced with rather unusual garments made from angora, seersucker, or faille.
Many people might be tempted to throw unusual fabrics in with the rest of their clothing into a washing machine, as they are unaware that the materials might be destroyed, depending on the cleaning process.
Do not leave it to chance. Take delicate fabric to a reputable dry cleaner who will have a greater understanding of how to wash unusual materials.
A necktie is the focal point of a suit. If it has gravy stains or other unsightly marks, you will stand out at a formal event or business meeting for all the wrong reasons.
Most neckties are made from delicate fabrics, such as silk, and require extra special care to ensure they look as good as new.
Avoid placing a dirty or worn tie in the washing machine or back on the tie rack.
Take the delicate tie along to an experienced dry cleaner who can ensure you stand out for all the right reasons when you next wear it.
Dry cleaners not only ensure clothing can appear as good as new, but they can also clean a variety of household textiles, too.
As you are probably already aware, household textiles can be difficult to clean, as bulky curtains, rugs, or upholstery cannot fit into a washing machine.
So, don’t give up on your textiles just because they are looking a little worn, and take them along to a professional dry cleaner who has the machinery to restore the items to their former glory.
Common Dry Cleaning Questions
Explore some of our commonly asked questions to learn more about our dry cleaning process.
1. What do you do to ensure my white suit won’t get dingy or turn gray?
In addition to using the proper amount of soap and separating darks from lights, we keep your whites whiter using two methods. First, we distill our cleaning solvent after every load to ensure your clothes get clean, fresh solvent every time. The second thing we do to ensure your white garments stay white is by using separate cleaning machines for light and dark garments. This adds another layer of protection against a fugitive dye from changing the color of your white garments.
2. How soon can I have my garments back?
We ask for at least two days to clean and press your garments. However, we can process them faster if requested. If you bring your garments in by 10am, they can be ready by 5pm. If you bring your garments in after that, your garments can be ready the next production day by 5pm (there is no production on Saturday and we are closed on Sunday). Some items, such as wedding gowns and comforters, take longer.
3. Do you charge a delivery fee for your dry cleaning delivery service?
No. We do not charge a pick-up or delivery fee for all orders, if delivered by 5pm. There is no production on Saturday and we are closed on Sunday.
Have more questions about dry cleaning?
If you have further questions about our dry cleaning process, we are happy to assist! Please check out our Dry Cleaning FAQ page for more information or feel free to contact us directly.
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We are always looking for ways to make your dry cleaning experience with Janet Davis a pleasant one!