Following on from yesterdays post, this is why your dry cleaning whites, remain so white!

 Here at DeLuxe Dry Cleaners New Orleans, we thought we would further explain why our dry cleaning fluid always remains crystal clear, and why our customers shirts always remain white!

 Here at DeLuxe cleaners, we have a 2 bath system that stop our customers clothes from discoloring. Our 2 bath system of cleaning is unique in a world of mediocre dry cleaning. We process all our dry clean clothes by first cleaning in a bath of mineral spirits and 3.5% soap. Then the clothes are extracted and a clean rinse bath is pumped in to make up the second bath. Each bath continuously pumps mineral spirits into the machine during its bath and is filtered by two canisters which contain papered filters. The rinse mineral spirits is distilled every four days to maintain purity. This is the best dry cleaning available with the result that your clothes are fully cleaned and then finely rinsed.

  Most dry cleaners have opted for a one bath system of 1% soap. This is much cheaper and much less effective. While this may save money, it lacks the cleaning ability of a stronger soap and this method doesn’t give a clear, clean rinse. The result of poor cleaning is; grey looking white clothes and odors.

  We are proud to be one of the few remaining cleaners with a two bath system. The results are clear. Your clothes are bright and fresh, even after repeated dry cleaning.

 Click on the pictures for more information on our services.



Non Iron Shirts

Men are notorious for taking the easy way out when it comes to most things, especially when it comes to ironing clothes! So not wanting to add the “monotonous” task of ironing, shouldn’t come as a surprise. Therefore non iron shirts are a “brilliant” idea to many…But there are some drawbacks, so lets take a look at some of the pros and cons before you go rushing out to buy them.

Ok, so here are the pros; not needing an iron to keep the wrinkles away, these shirts are better suited to the warmer months, as you will be sweating more profusely. and sweat has a tendency to cause wrinkles. Also because of their stiffer, durable nature, they retain their shape when washed. And for those of you that are always running late in the mornings, these shirts will undoubtedly give you a few extra minutes during your morning rush.

So now for the cons; the use of formaldehyde and other chemicals to ensure stiffer shirt fibers can cause the shirts to become too stiff (depending on the quality of the shirt) And though most don’t report this issue, the formaldehyde can cause slight skin irritation. Because these shirts are not 100% cotton, they are unable to let air in naturally and can cause the wearer to feel clammy. Then a more obvious problem, the shirt fails to function the ways its designed and requires ironing.

Well, there you have it. We’ve shown you the pros and cons, both sides of the argument, the good and the bad. But what are your opinions of non iron shirts? What has your experience been? Let us know, comment on our blog, tweet us, Facebook us, +1 us or call us to let us know. Click on the picture below for more information on our Shirt cleaning.



US engineers have created the “most waterproof material ever” – inspired by nasturtium leaves and butterfly wings.

Most clothes still need to be washed and or drycleaned… However, you would have no luck trying to clean anything made of this material! US engineers have created the “most waterproof material ever” – inspired by nasturtium leaves and butterfly wings.

The new “super-hydrophobic” surface could keep clothes dry and stop aircraft engines icing over, they say.

The lotus leaf was thought to be the gold standard for staying dry in nature, but now a team from MIT in Boston say they have surpassed it.

Adding tiny ridges to a silicon surface made water bounce off it 40% faster than the previous “limit”.

Similar ridges are found in nature on the wings of the Morpho butterfly and the veins of nasturtium leaves.

By applying these patterns to metals, fabrics and ceramics, the scientists hope to inspire a new generation of moisture-resistant products – from tents to wind turbines.

To view the full story, click on the following link.

Excited for Thanksgiving 2013!

Excited for Thanksgiving 2013!

Is anyone else super excited for Thanksgiving? Don’t forget to bring us your clothes to get them looking extra good for Thanksgiving day!

Wedding Aisle Freestyle

Wedding Aisle Freestyle

Some feelings you may experience on your wedding day are; nervousness, cold feet, the jitters, butterfly’s in your stomach or even worse, feeling sicker than a land lover at sea! Daniel Cutting is on the other hand is about as cool, calm and collected as you can be!

Watch this video as the groom makes his spectacular march toward matrimony whilst juggling a soccer ball.

Let’s take a moment to consider all the factors stacked against him: He’s in a cramped church aisle; he is wearing a wedding tux and shoes, he has his family, friends all watching him; and oh, he’s about to pledge his life to another till death do them part… And he doesn’t put a foot wrong!

He even showboats and takes it up a notch by shaking hands with some of the attendees.

With an entrance like this, I wish I could see what he did for the proposal!

Clothing Maintenance

Although we recommend that you clean your winter clothes right after Summer ends, if you forgot to do so, you should have them cleaned now. We find that repairs are also necessary on Winter clothes, which adds additional time to the cleaning process.

It’s also important for you to check your wools for moth and other fabric pest damage. Moths are more active during the summer and may leave small irregular holes in the wool. Sometimes they may even leave a thin white stain near the hole. Its important to note that garments with moth damage should be cleaned first before repairs are made. Moths can cause weakened fibers and after cleaning these “weak” areas can become holes.

Lets also not forgot about the wardrobe you just wore all summer. Summer items should be cleaned now! And anything that was worn should be put away clean. This will prevent stains from oxidizing and becoming difficult or impossible to remove.



Happy Labor Day Weekend

Happy Labor Day Weekend

We hope you have a great Labor day weekend, filled with our favorites like hamburgers, hotdogs, ribs, etc!

But be warned, with all of these holiday favorites, comes the sauces…mustard, ketchup, barbecue sauce, to name but a few! And when these get on your clothes, you may need to know the best advice we can give you… Leave the the stain alone, and bring it to us on Tuesday 3rd September. If you try to get the stain out, you may set the stain in which makes our job more difficult, and could even result in us not being able to get the stain out 😦

The stain you should keep an eye out for most is the yellow mustard stain. It’s the hardest to remove because of the turmeric spice that gives it the yellow color and adds to mustard’s pungent flavor, it can also be almost impossible to remove from clothes. For ketchup and barbecue sauce while not normally too bad if just by themselves, once mixed with the oils and grease from meat, it adds another dimension to the complexity of a stain.

So if after your wonderful BBQ and fun filled Labor day weekends, you notice various stains in “dry-clean only” clothing; these should come straight to DeLuxe. For “washable” items, do the same. But if you are insistent on cleaning them at home, always pre-treat them before washing at home ( be careful not to rub the stain, as it may make it worse). If the stains do not come out after their first go around in the washing machine, don’t put in the dryer because otherwise the stain will set. Instead, try pre-treating and washing it again.
For any stains that are particularly large or that you’re having trouble removing, bring them in to us at DeLuxe Dry Cleaners with your other dry clean only items!

Once again, have a great Labor Day weekend 🙂