Does dry cleaning shorten the life of a garment?
On the contrary, frequent cleaning prolongs the life of a garment. Not only do stains set with age, making the garment un-wearable, but ground-in dirt and soil act as abrasives, like sandpaper, causing rapid wear of fibers. Also, insects, some too small to be seen, are attracted to soiled clothes and will cause further damage that is often not apparent until cleaned.
When a garment’s label says “washable”, does this mean it cannot be dry-cleaned?
Not necessarily. The Care Label Rule states that only one suitable method of care must be on the label. Our drycleaners follow the care instructions, unless otherwise requested. If you want your washable items dry-cleaned, we may ask you to sign a damage waiver. Additionally, due to the large number of clothing manufacturers that do not thoroughly test cleaning methods on special garments, we may ask you to sign a waiver on items with beads, sequins or special decorations and most dry-clean only household items
Does Comet support going green?
Comet Cleaners supports going green by recycling approved products!
The dry cleaner solvents go through a state of the art filtration process that allows extended usability. We use a hydrocarbon solvent that is environmentally friendly.
The plastic poly that we use to protect your clothing at many of our locations is made of 100% biodegradable materials and is 100% recyclable.
How can you help your clothes and Comet?
- Bring your garments in for professional cleaning as soon as possible after staining occurs. Stains or soils left too long may become permanent.
- Discuss any stains when you drop your items.
- Keep perfumes, lotions, deodorants, antiperspirants, toothpaste and other toiletries away from your clothes. These products likely contain alcohol or hydrogen peroxide bleach which will damage some dye.
- Protect garments, especially those made of silk, from excessive perspiration, as this can cause dyes to discolor.
- Have matching pieces of an ensemble cleaned together so the dyes will remain uniform.
- Protect your garments from prolonged exposure to direct light.
- Don’t press stained or soiled clothing, as the heat may set some stains.