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The simple answer is yes. The key to keeping a down item fluffy and full is proper drying. That is one reason why we require 1 to 2 weeks to process any typical down item. At Margaret’s Cleaners we will always follow the manufacturers recommendation but it is our experience that allows us to know what the best process is for each item.

Yes we can handle virtually anything. As a point of reference, the care instructions are critical if the manufacturer has made an item with unusual trim and embellishments. Typical bedding and linens can be dry cleaned. However many can be professionally laundered and with over 125 years of combined cleaning experience Margaret’s has the skill to know what the best and safest process will be.

There is always a slight chance that any item can shrink in processing. This is caused by the mechanical action of the washing process which allows the fibers to expand and loosen. During the drying process those fibers tightened up. If the manufacturer gives you a direction for example: "Cold wash only" on the care label, then there should be no shrinkage in cold washing. However with linens sometimes it is necessary to process them at a higher temperature for stain removal. So be sure to talk to your route driver or one of the CSR’s at our stores for more information when you drop off the item..

Everything fades with time. Just being in the sun can result in color loss. With that said, Dry cleaning is the least likely thing to cause color loss or fading. Of the 3 systems we use, GREEN EARTH is the most delicate of all for maintaining original color. If you are concerned or want more information, call (858) 454-2375 and ask to speak to our production manager.

We do our best to follow manufacurer's instructions when handling shirts. We have three different types of shirt service...one is basic laundry, another we call Del Mar, and a third, called Bel Air, is specifically designed for the highest end shirts, which have specific needs.. I addition, every shirt collar, cuff and sleeve is measured before cleaning. Following the primary cleaning processes, and before pressing, we compare those starting measurements and correct as needed when we finish the shirt.

Always clean the entire set of table linens. Washing part of a colored set can result in slight variations in color over time.

 


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