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Dry Cleaning for Burlington, Mebane & Chapel Hill
McPherson Cleaners has been providing quality dry cleaning services to Burlington and Alamance county for over sixty years. Recently we have expanded our operations to include Chapel Hill and Mebane and look forward to providing the residents with top dry cleaning and laundering services for many years. Our expert staff and their commitment to excellence will prove McPherson Cleaners is your best choice for all your dry cleaning needs at affordable prices. We pledge to never sacrifice the quality of our workmanship in order to cut costs because McPherson Cleaners’ ability to stand behind our work is what has enabled us to thrive for generations.
The Dry Cleaning Process
Dry cleaning can best be summed up as a cleaning process for garments and textiles. In reality it is not a “dry” process at all and traditionally uses a chemical solvent instead of water to prevent degradation of the clothing. Many types of clothing will benefit from the this process including wedding gowns, dress shirts and delicate fabrics such as leather, fur and suede. Another benefit of dry cleaning is the avoidance of the rough tumble of a washing machine and clothes dryer as well eliminating labor-intensive hand washing.
History of Dry Cleaning
Modern day dry cleaning can be traced back to 1855 when non-water-based solvents were first used to remove stains from clothing. Jean Baptiste Jolly, a French dye worker, began offering a new service dubbed nettoyage which used petroleum based solvents to thoroughly clean soiled garments. Unfortunately these solvent were highly flammable and caused many fires forcing government regulation of dry cleaners. These concerns led an Atlanta based dry cleaner, Joseph Stoddard, to develop a solvent aptly named the Stoddard Solvent. With today’s focus on cleaning and preserving your garments dry cleaning solvents are handled with care to ensure the best quality.
Trust McPherson Cleaners with Your Garments
With generations of experience, customers can rely on McPherson Cleaners to get the job done right. Our dedication and enthusiasm for this profession shows in the work we provide. Stop by any one of our three locations in Burlington, Mebane or Chapel Hill to experience the McPherson Cleaners’ difference.