In broad sense “all the activities incurred in a laundry-dryclean industry to process (washing, pressing and packing) garments/linens” is called laundry.
In a different way we can say “Laundry” – A commercial establishment for doing the wash of garments/linens.
But when we differentiate the laundry with dryclean, we say “Laundry” is washing of garments/linens with/through water and various types of cleaning agents”.
The washing cycle of the laundry can be as: pre-wash, wash, rinse and extract. The common problems of the laundry washing are shrinkage and color bleed.
Brief of Dry-clean
Dryclean is a cleaning process done in a machine with/through Solvent (Perchloroethylene) for safely cleaning and preserving color of the delicate fabric.
The Dryclean machine is specially designed with respect to the chemical properties – Solvent (Perchloroethylene). The Solvent is being used to remove soil and stain from the fabric.
The term “Dry-clean” is misleading. The cleaning is done with “Solvent” which is a liquid chemical but does not contain any water and does not penetrate the fabric like water.
When cloths loaded in the machine, chemical and mechanical actions take place to loosen embedded dirt of the cloths. Throughout the dry-clean process, the solvent is filtered or distilled to keep soil from resettling on clothes. After washing-rinsing-extracting cycle, cloths are dried in the same machine and no residual solvent smell remains in the cloths.
Dry-clean is defined by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in the Care Label Rules as:
• Use of a specially designed machine.
• Use of a solvent.
• Relative humidity levels up to 75 percent.
• Tumble dry temperatures up to 160ºF
• Steam press or steam air finish is recommended for the dry-cleaned fabric.
Item wise Production Process
Topclean provides state of the art cleaning technology for all fabricare. Services include, professional stain removal (pre-spotting), cleaning and expert finishing of each garment.
Regular Items: Regular fabrics are heavy in weight and strong, and include wools, cottons and some polyesters and rayons, and can be any color, except white.
Whites Items: Our professionals take special care to ensure that white garments sparkle!
Delicate Items: This category is for fine weave fabrics with silk-like qualities (such as fine silks, rayons, fine polyesters, sheer fabrics and chiffons). It also includes angora, cashmere and velvet garments that require special handling and extra time to clean. Gentle cleaning protects the natural fabrics while renewing colors and textures.
Fancy Items: Garments with small amounts of less, zari, puti, stone and fancy buttons require special care to preserve their style. See Formal Wear for more information.
Topclean is committed to make you look good. Buttons are tightened or replaced if needed. Collars and cuffs are perfectly pressed. Shirts starched as per your preference, then place it on hangers or fold, again according to your preference.
Topclean understands that Formal Wear is the main attire of your clothing items. Garments are thoroughly inspected for spots, tears, or other problem areas that require special attention. A gentle cleaning is done. Fluff drying also done if needed, fluff-drying ensures that the garments suffer no ill effects from over-exposure to heat. All garments are pressed and hand finished. We take special care of your formal wear to make it shine – spotless, bright and beautiful.
Some formal wear garments have good amount of shiny/glitter flecks, and these items require hand cleaning and special finishing.
Topclean uses fine conditioners and cleaners to gently remove dirt and soil while leaving the leather soft and smooth. It is entirely a hand process item and needs extra time and care to clean and protect your leather goods.
Topclean provides expert care for bed sheets, bedspreads, napkins, table cloths and other fine household fabrics. We gently remove even the strongest dirt, make white more bright and beautiful.
After washing napkin and table cloths are specially pressed at Flatwork Ironer for extra crispy body and texture, it will help you to décor the dining table smartly.
Our experts have developed laundry testing kit for fabric test before and after processing. In addition to that we up-to-date our selves with latest testing kits through our chemical supplier.