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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It’s Friday!

This was voted the worst song ever… But hey, it’s Friday!!

Have a great weekend from everyone here at DeLuxe Dry Cleaners. Come and see us tomorrow between 9:00am-2:00pm to pick up and drop off your clothes.



It’s Friday!

This was voted the worst song ever… But hey, it’s Friday!!

Have a great weekend everyone. Come and see us tomorrow between 9:00am-2:00pm to pick up and drop off your clothes.


No Stains in the future?!

Yes you read that right, the Air Force has developed technology that prevents liquids from seeping into clothing and keeps them stain free. But don’t get too excited – this technology is being developed for special uniforms to prevent hazardous materials from penetrating into the fibers. Nasty coffee spills and red wine mishaps aren’t preventable yet, and still require our expertise. Read the article and find other neat environmental developments at  



The Facts about Dry Cleaning…

The Facts about Dry Cleaning...

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.

We can’t wait for Despicable Me 2!

We can't wait for Despicable Me 2!

Here at DeLuxe Cleaners we take pride in cleaning your gowns, even if your dress is as intricate as Gru’s from Despicable Me 2!

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Proud Members of the Greater New Orleans Executive Association


Here at DeLuxe Dry Cleaners, we are proud members of the Greater New Orleans Executive Association (GNOEA).

The GNOEA was founded in 1971 with all members having the same goal and targer. To serve their clients and customers with high-quality goods and services at reasonable costs.


Why not take a look at the GNOEA website and see if you find any other services you may need. We can give you the DeLuxe gurantee that they will serve you with the same pride and dedication as us.