Dry cleaning is a washing process for clothes and textiles that uses liquids other than water to clean your fabric items.
At Truro Launderette, we specialise in dry cleaning curtains.
Water can damage certain fabrics — such as wool, silk — and a washing machine can cause damage to buttons, lace, sequins and other delicate decorations that are often hand stitched, so dry cleaning is a perfect solution to keep these items at their best.
Wedding dresses are also ideal for dry cleaning, especially those made with delicate fabrics and embellishments.
It is important to pay attention to the instructions supplied with your garment when it comes to washing. Whilst it may be inconvenient, your home washing machine simply cannot handle certain fabrics and if it's your favourite jumper or silk shirt, the little washing label holds vital information.
The words “Dry-Clean Only” are often taken as a suggestion, when they need to be read literally if you wish to preserve the quality of your garments.
The list on the right includes items that we advise should always be taken to the dry cleaners.
Should you have any query about an item and whether it's suitable for home washing or dry cleaning, please ask a member of staff for advice.