|| Visit BEDO'S
LEATHERWORKS in Falls Church, Virginia for all your
dry-cleaning needs. With our emphasis on quality
cleaning and convenient services like alterations and
repairs and suede/leather cleaning. Trust your garments
to BEDO'S for that "like new" look.
What sets BEDO'S LEATHERWORKS INC. apart from
other cleaners? Our commitment to quality service. We
keep updated with improved cleaning techniques, and
take pride in the exclusive services we can offer our
BEDO'S LEATHERWORKS INC. is the only area cleaner
that replaces missing buttons and repairs hems free of
charge. We are also the only cleaner to offer blind
cleaning. We feature "gender-friendly" pricing, with
men's and women's garments priced comparably.
Our ozone and unsmoke odor removal systems have
brought "disaster garment restoration" to a science in
this area, and we are also a member of a new
association for cleaners that specialize in this
service. Count on us to perform large jobs that require
the removal of all window coverings (drapes, blinds,
curtains) from damaged houses and rehang them after the
house has been cleaned and repaired.
You bring your clothes to the
professional cleaners, drop them off with the customer services
representative, and a few days later you pick them up looking
as good as new. But what happens to your clothing in
To many people, professional cleaning is a mysterious
process, and you may be surprised to learn that professional
cleaning consists of more than one process. In fact, your
cleaner might employ more than one technique to give your
garments that "like new" appearance.
Wet cleaning or laundering may be used in conjunction ,or
instead of, dry cleaning. Both of these processes involve the
professional removal of spots and stains from garments through
the use of water and additives as well as using precautions to
prevent shrinkage, loss of color and fabric distortion.
Natural fibers such as wools and silks can shrink, distort
and lose color when washed in water, but dry clean beautifully.
Synthetic fibers such as polyester also respond well to dry
cleaning, while they can retain oily stains after washing. More
about dry cleaning...
The Dry cleaning Process.
Dry cleaning uses solvents to remove soils and stains from
fabric. In fact, the term "dry cleaning" is misleading; it is
called dry cleaning because the solvent contains little or no
water and does not penetrate the fibers as water does. Among
the advantages of dry cleaning is its ability to dissolve
grease and oils in a way that water cannot.
Dry cleaning helps return garments to a "like new"
condition using precautions to prevent shrinkage, loss of color
and fabric distortion.
The dry cleaning process begins with the pretreatment of
spots and stains using special cleaning agents. The garments
are then loaded into a machine resembling an oversized
front-loading home washer. It produces similar mechanical
action to loosen embedded dirt. Throughout the cleaning
process, the solvent is filtered or distilled to ensure its
The solvent used by BEDO'S LEATHERWORKS INC. is a
petroleum/hydrocarbon solvent. It is completely non-flammable,
none combustible, of relatively low toxicity and can be
efficiently reused and recycled.
Professional Cleaning Steps
Professional cleaning involves many different operations,
all performed by skilled people and designed to give your
garments a fresh and clean appearance. Procedures include:
1. Checking the labels for adequate care instructions
and fiber content.
2. Classifying the garment according to fabric type,
color and degree of soiling.
3. Removing spots and stains using special equipment,
special stain removal agents and water.
4. Dry cleaning, wet cleaning or laundering, only id so
5. Reapplying any sizing, water repellency and other
finishes when necessary and possible.
6. Finishing the garment on professional pressing
equipment to restore its original shape and appearance.
7. Replacing missing or damaged buttons and performing
minor repairs where necessary.
8. Packaging the garment neatly in a protective
Along with these basic procedure, BEDO'S LEATHERWORKS INC.
offers additional services such as garment storage, cleaning
suede's and leathers, drapery cleaning, smoke removal, pillow
cleaning, wedding gown preservation, alterations and
How You Can
Here are some garment care tips that
will help you get the most from your dry cleaning dollar:
Bring a garment in for professional
cleaning as soon as possible after the staining occurs.
Discuss any stains with your cleaner.
Be especially sure to point out and light colored or
invisible spills, so that we can treat the stain prior to
putting the garment through the dry cleaning process.
Keep perfumes, lotions, deodorants,
antiperspirants and other toiletries from coming into
contact with your clothes. These products likely contain
alcohol, which can effect some dyes. Allow them to dry
before you dries.
Protect your garments from excessive
perspiration (especially silks). Perspiration left on
fabrics too long can cause many dyes to discolor.
Protect your garments form prolonged
exposure to direct sunlight or strong artificial light.
Even normal lighting can effect some dyes.
Don't press stained or soiled clothes.
The heat may set some stains.
Even the best cleaners cannot remove all stains, reverse worn
or torn areas, prevent some colors from fading or correct poor
home spot removal procedures. But, with a little bit of
prevention, you can do your part to help ensure satisfactory
dry cleaning and a longer life for your garments.