Professional Dry Cleaner
Your Best Choice For Dry Cleaning
In Cary & Holly Springs!
Village Dry Cleaners has been the area’s premier dry cleaning and alterations experts since 1991! We provide professional service at competitive prices! There are two locations to serve you. One in Cary and the other in Holly Springs! Commercial hotel, restaurant and business services are available too!
Village Dry Cleaning services include eco-friendly professional dry cleaning, expertly fitting alterations, outstanding wedding dress cleaning and pressing, wedding dress preservation services. Our other specialties include leather cleaning, drapery cleaning, oriental rug cleaning, upholstery cleaning and comforter cleaning. We also provide shirt and laundry services. We’ve been serving retail and commercial customers just like you, in the Cary and Holly Springs area for decades. You can trust your garments to our skillful, experienced staff.
High quality dry cleaning, and alteration services, that give you a professional, finished look.
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About Village Dry Cleaning
Village Dry Cleaning provides dry cleaning services. We are an experienced dry cleaner who has been in business since 1991. Village dry cleaners performs dry cleaning in Cary and Holly Springs North Carolina. At Village Dry Cleaners we take pride in our community involvement and strive to make the community a better place through volunteer and community involvement. Village dry cleaners is an eco-friendly dry cleaner that only uses environmentally friendly solvents to dry clean clothes. Village Dry Cleaners has been professionally cleaning garments for the Cary and Holly Springs community since 1991. We take great care in providing you with the best dry cleaning services available at a competitive price. Trust us with your next dry cleaning needs. You’ll be glad you did!
About Dry Cleaning
Dry cleaning is any cleaning process for clothing and textiles using a chemical solvent other than water. Dry cleaning is used to clean fabrics that degrade in water, and delicate fabrics that cannot withstand the rough and tumble of a washing machine and clothes dryer. Dry cleaning can eliminate labor-intensive hand washing.
Unlike what its name implies, dry cleaning is not a “dry” process. Clothes are soaked in a solvent other than water. Tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene), which the industry calls “perc”, is the most widely used solvent.
History of Dry Cleaning
Modern dry cleaning’s use of non-water-based solvents to remove soil and stains from clothes was reported as early as 1855. The potential for petroleum-based solvents was recognized by French dye-works operator Jean Baptiste Jolly, who offered a new service that became known as nettoyage à sec—i.e., dry cleaning. Flammability concerns led William Joseph Stoddard, a dry cleaner from Atlanta, to develop Stoddard solvent (white spirit) as a slightly less flammable alternative to gasoline-based solvents. The use of highly flammable petroleum solvents caused many fires and explosions, resulting in government regulation of dry cleaners. After World War I, dry cleaners began using chlorinated solvents. These solvents were much less flammable than petroleum solvents and had improved cleaning power.
On March 3, 1821, Thomas L. Jennings became the first African-American to be granted a United States patent. The patent was for his invention of a cleaning process called “dry scouring”, which was the precursor to dry cleaning. By the mid-1930s, the dry cleaning industry had adopted tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene), or PCE for short, as the solvent. It has excellent cleaning power and is nonflammable and compatible with most garments. Because it is stable, tetrachloroethylene is readily recycled.
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