Dear Dry Clean City Valued Customer,
We are always focused on your needs. Without you, our customer, we would not be in business. You are our business & we are proud to serve you!
Does Dry Cleaning Kill Bed Bugs ?
Yes! Dry Cleaning will effectively kill bed bugs.
Hot water washing also is an effective method for killing bed bugs as long as the water temperature reaches a minimum of 120 degrees F constantly for 20 minutes.
Extreme heat or cold temperatures have proven to be an effective method of killing bed bugs without using chemicals. For small items that can't be safely washed or dry cleaned you might be able to put them in a clothes dryer on medium high or high heat for 20 minutes. In the winter you may have success putting infested items such as mattresses outside for several hours if the temperature is below 25 degrees F.
You can find more information about bed bugs at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC Website).
Necktie Dry Cleaning & Finishing
Men have an emotional attachment to their ties. Favorite ties are worn until the edges and knot areas are threadbare. I am guilty of having more than 50 ties, but I wear one from the same eight or ten on most occasions.
Cleaning a necktie is as much art as it is skill. It involves knowing more about what not to do than about aggressive techniques. Ties are not cheap. A good silk tie may sell for around $ 50 - $100.
Ties have a combination of unique characteristics. The material is cut on an angle (the bias), which makes it easier to construct the narrow end in relation to the broad end. Cutting on the bias also makes it easier to tie the necktie. Those pretty diagonal stripes are the product of cutting the material on the bias. But cutting the fabric on the bias also creates problems for those attempting to clean a tie.
Ties come to the dry cleaner with obvious stains; they tend to function as a bib when the wearer is eating. You can expect to find a stain in the body of the tie and body oils in the area where the tie was knotted.
The temptation of the water glass and napkin is too strong for some people when food is dropped on the tie. They dip the napkin in the water and briskly rub the stain. In most cases, the tie is chafed, leaving a light area. Since most ties are silk and cut on the bias, ties require a delicate touch.
Dry Clean City of Vestavia Hills is an expert in necktie dry cleaning & steaming.
Bring us your excess wire hangers and we will recycle every one that we can. Let's all work together to keep as many wire hangers out of our landfills as possible.
We Are Easy On The Environment & On Your Wallet!
WE ARE HERE TO MAKE YOUR LIFE A LITTLE EASIER!
Our staff is 100% dedicated to making your Dry Clean City experience very pleasurable. We pride ourselves in giving you superior customer service. Our associates take pride in their work and truly enjoy servicing you and building relationships with our customers. We believe in putting our customer's needs before our own. If you ever need us to do anything to make your life a little easier please don't hesitate to ask.
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How do we keep our prices so low? We work on a very slim profit margin that is designed to work on high customer volume. Please help us continue to grow by recommending us to your relatives, friends, and co-workers. Feel free to forward a copy of this newsletter to them or have them visit our website
John & Holly, Mattioli, Owners
Pete Polizos, General Manager
Dry Clean City Of Vestavia Hills