Using DIY dry cleaning kits Posted on May 12, 2022 under Blog, Cleaning Tips. | no comments.
DIY dry cleaning kits can be purchased at a variety of stores but that doesn’t mean they’re necessarily the best option when it comes to clothes that you can’t machine wash.
There’s no one specific type of dry-cleaning kit as they often utilize different methods. For instance, some kits require you to put your clothes in a dryer bag while others are bag-free and use pre-treatment sprays instead.
It’s essential to note that not all dry cleaning kits are suitable for clothing. Some are specific to carpet and upholstery, so be sure to check the kit information first. Most at-home dry cleaning kits feature stain removal wipes or cloths to help with tougher fabric stains.
There are several reasons why you should think twice about using DIY dry cleaning kits, including:
They have size limits
Dryer bag cleaning kits limit the amount of clothing you can wash at one time. Since these bags are usually small, they’re unsuitable for bulky items – such as jackets or blankets. If you’re someone who likes to dry clean your bedding, these at-home cleaning kits are insufficient. You must buy more than one kit, making it more cost-effective to use a professional.
They can shrink or damage fabrics
Garments that are dry-clean only are usually made with high-quality fabrics. However, this means nothing if they’re subsequently ruined with an at-home cleaning kit. Many product reviewers complain about their clothes shrinking or being damaged upon using DIY dry cleaning kits. Some commonly reported damages include rips, tears, stretches, and the loss of detailed embellishments. These problems are a result of poor-quality dryer bags that rip open.
They’re unsuitable for some fabrics
Certain fabrics – such as velvet, silk, and suede – cannot be dry cleaned through DIY methods, so don’t take the risk.
Because of all these factors, it is better to use a professional dry cleaner. With a professional dry cleaning service, you can rest assured that your clothing will retain its desired fit. At Champion Cleaners, our professionals know how to care for different fabrics and avoid damages. We can also handle large loads. We even provide free pick-up and delivery service. Contact us today to get started. Call 239.598.1555.