Did you know we can Ozone your clothes?!

We can Ozone your clothes here at DeLuxe!

For those of you that don’t know… Ozone, (O3), sometimes called “activated oxygen”, contains three atoms of oxygen rather than the two atoms we normally breathe. Ozone is the second most powerful sterilant in the world and can be used to destroy bacteria, viruses and odors. Ozone occurs quite readily in nature.  In fact the “fresh, clean, spring rain” smell that we notice after a storm most often results from nature’s creation of ozone.

DeLuxe Dry Cleaners New Orleans Ozone

Rain Rain go away…. If that doesn’t work. Bring your clothes to us!

The weather is starting to become less ideal, with all this rain. And Winter is fast approaching. So here’s a couple of tips that we at DeLuxe, want to make sure you’re thinking about when it comes to your wardrobe and this extreme weather!
For all the heavy rain, its imperative that clothes are dried properly after wearing them. Whatever you do, don’t leave clothes dirty and damp. So first air out any damp clothing by hanging it on a clothes line or an a hook in any dry area of the house (NOT in the dryer as that will cause stains, perspiration, smells, etc to set). After the clothes have dried, wash normally in the washing machine and then put in the dryer.
Never put wet clothing in a plastic bag, as that does not allow the items to breathe and will lead to bacteria and mold growth! If you find that you have  made this mistake, bring your items into DeLuxe right away as we are professionals at saving clothes from mold and restoring your items to as good as new!

The Benefits of Dry Cleaning

Dry Cleaning is not at all like the laundry done at home. Instead, it involves cleansing clothes without using water. A liquid cleaning fluid is used, however, so it is not exactly dry. Everything is submerged in a liquid solvent. Here we will look at the process.

Dry Cleaning Process
Nearly all dry cleaning companies work the same way. This is a typical process:

Inspection and Labeling
Clothes are identified with tags or labels to keep them separate from other people’s clothing. They will also be checked over for potential damage or weak points.

Any stains on the clothing is treated beforehand. This makes it easier to remove later.

Solvent Cleaning
At this point, clothing is washed in a solvent mixture in the dry cleaning machine.

In some cases, not all stains will have been removed. The cleaner will treat these after to ensure the clothing is stain free.

Clothes are ironed and folded and packaged for pickup or delivery.

Most machines for this type of cleaning are very similar in the way that they work. The machine holds anywhere from 20-100 pounds of clothing in a stainless steel basket that rotates. The machine includes a range of parts to wash and clean the clothing.

The basket is perforated and as it rotates, fresh solvent pours into the basket and then is pumped out immediately, removing any and all dirt as it goes. The solvent also pummels the clothing gently to clean it.

Most machines pump around 1,500 gallons per hour. It is 75% heavier than water and during a 8 minute cycle, around 200 gallons of solvent pass through the clothes and is filtered to be reused.

After the solvent cycle is complete, the basket whirls the clothing to remove excess solvent and then pumps warm air through the clothing to dry them. Any remaining solvent is vaporized this way and condensed via cooling coils. The now clean solvent is returned to the tank once water is separated.

The cleaner must maintain his filter and solvent in order to ensure the clothing being cleaned comes through bright, fresh smelling and clean. Quality control is very important in this type of business.

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The Facts about Dry Cleaning… www.deluxecleanersnola.com

The Facts about Dry Cleaning... www.deluxecleanersnola.com

Drycleaning is the use of solvents to remove soil and stains from fabric. It is called “drycleaning” because the solvents contain little or no water and do not penetrate the fibers as water does. Drycleaning solvent is not harmful to any fabric, and drycleaning is the only safe method for cleaning many types of garments.

Natural fibers such as wools and silks will shrink and perhaps lose their color when washed in water, but will dryclean beautifully. Cottons and linens, unless they are preshrunk in manufacture, will also shrink in home laundering. Drycleaning is particularly effective in removing greasy, oily stains from synthetic fibers, which have an affinity for oils.

But the professional drycleaner provides more than just drycleaning. This service also includes professional removal of problem stains that will not come out with simple drycleaning. It also includes professional pressing, careful packaging, and inspections at every step along the way to make sure that all stains have been attended to and the item has been properly pressed and finished.