Porter's Fine Dry Cleaning uses special fluids and solvents in a dry cleaning machine to remove soil and stains from fabric. It is called "dry cleaning" because the fluid contains little or no water and does not penetrate and weaken the fibers in the way water does. Advantages include the ability to dissolve grease and oils in a way that soap and water cannot. Natural fibers, such as wool, dry clean beautifully, but when washed in water, can shrink and distort.
Silks are generally more color and finish stable when dry cleaned, although one must be very knowledgeable to properly clean these garments. Synthetic fibers such as polyester also respond well to dry cleaning, as oily spots will come out easily.
Proper dry cleaning helps to return your garments to a 'like-new' condition. Professional dry cleaning involves many different operations, all performed by our skilled employees, and designed to make your garments fresh and clean. The staff at Porter's Cleaners is highly trained in each area of expertise to properly identify, clean, and/or finish all garments.