What Sets Us Apart?
‘Quality thru Craftsmanship’
Why is Margaret's Cleaners
San Diego's discerning residents
and garment retailers?
and Operated (top)
Our family of
five participates in every aspect of daily operation from cleaning
to inspection. We are proud to have been operating fine cleaning
establishments for four generations now.
Pictured: Scott, Chuck, Carl,
Barbara and John Horst
Clear Solutions (top)
and distillation is required to provide fresh and clear cleaning
solution. Impure solution, caused by bacteria growth and residual
dyes, results in clothes smelling of solvent and produces dingy
colors. Because purity is so important to us, we have our solutions
checked quarterly by an independent laboratory.
Stain Removal (top)
We perform extensive
stain removal and cleaning procedures to make your garments
look like new. Thoroughly experienced professionals bring their
lifelong cleaning craftsmanship to your garments,\. Delicate
dry cleaning, hand washing, and wet cleaning techniques are
all utilized to protect your clothing investment. Garment restoration
Garment Finishing (top)
garment finishing can tolerate no shortcuts as we demand
of standards from our pressers. Such impeccable finishing
requires hand pressing craftsmanship on each and every
Even neckties are blocked to maintain their shape and assure
no impressions. Stop in and ask to see some actual work,
always glad to show off.
At four different points during the cleaning process we personally inspect your garment to make sure we are adhering to your specific instructions and preferences. We really DO listen to you and attend to the smallest details for every piece that enters our facility.
Silk Linen & Beads (top)
What can we
say but we love them. Specialty garments really give us
the opportunity to excel. Our whites are spectacularly bright
and linens as crisp as you wish. Gowns and beaded garments
are kept showroom fresh. You can trust us with your best.
and Apparel Specialists (top)
customers use us for all their cleaning needs and others
their designer apparel. The high percentage of designer
apparel from our retail customers and the commercial
we provide to the fine apparel retailors have provided
us with extensive experience with the finest of garments.
TSE cashmere knits, Brioni super 180 wool suits, Armani,
Versace, Chanel, Escade, Zegna (suede, hand painted
beaded)and beaded are an everyday experience for us.
But, just because we see them everyday we still treat
garment with the gentlness and attention they deserve
and that you would wish.
You can get dry cleaning
(to one degree or another) performed in almost
any part of town. However, where
are you going to go to have your Prada handbag cleaned
safely? Purse cleaning, valance and designer drapery
cleaning, reknitting of damaged knits, St. John
accomplished to the original finish, bed and table
lines processed to the “French Laundry”
standard, and true “Museum Quality” bridal
gown preservation are some of the unique services
we provide in house.
We know we can’t be the expert in every garment
care process so we have sought out and retained the
finest suppliers for those processes we currently
do not have the expertise in house. We exclusively
offer Reweaving for the finest of French
Weaving (a superior reweaving method), Factotum shoe
and leather repair (the finest leather repair house
on the west coast), and Smitty’s Rug Cleaning
for fine oriental rug cleaning and repair.
Processes and Supplies (top)
We have spent many years developing the techniques
necessary to handle the finest of designer apparel.
Our propietary brightening bath and process are
examples. Additionally, each of our cleaning machines
were developed with filteration requirements specifically
to meet our standards.
When we are unable to find the supplies we would
like to use we develop them ourselves and have them
manufactured specifically for us. Our breathable
sweater bags, specialty shipping boxes prevent shifting
of a suit transit, and unique zip-up garment bags
(that can be used safely to store a garment with
a window to see the contents) are just a few examples
where we saw a need and found it necessary to develop
the solution ourselves.
packaging is second to none. From our proprietary
breathable sweater bags to our custom tie boxes
the storage of a garment is a considerable concern
of ours. For example, we fold and shelve our
and ties to maintain their shape. For some items
we offer a variety of storage methods, tablecloths
can be returned over a hanger, on a roll to produce
a creasless finish, or in a special tablecloth
suitable for storage in a linen cabinet. But we
can also package according to your desires. Our
comprehensive computer system can maintain your
desires to as much detail as you wish. If you
your jeans hung by the waist and other pants over
a strut hanger, no problem you need tell us only
to the Stores (top)
is utilized by fine retailers and department
to take care of their garment cleaning needs.
We not only take care of “shop worn”
garments but consult on return and damaged goods.
We have been able to save countless items that
were either processed improperly at other cleaners
or they just didn’t have the expertise
to remove a stain. Our cooperative association
garment retailers has helped maintain the healthy
growth we have experienced over the years.