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WHAT DO WE USE IN OUR DRY-CLEANING MACHINES?

DESERT DISCOUNT CLEANERS

“Where you pay LESS for the BEST!”

WHAT DO WE USE IN OUR DRY-CLEANING MACHINES?  

At Desert Discount Cleaners, we proudly serve our community and our customers using ‘state of the art’ Hydrocarbon Machines.

FAQs:

Are hydrocarbon solvents safe for the environment?

YES!  The hydrocarbon solvents used today are completely safe for the environment, as well as for dry cleaning staff and customers. Bacteria in the soil will naturally degrade the hydrocarbons.  All of our dry-cleaning waste is professionally discarded by a waste company that follows ALL California rules and regulations.

The same hydrocarbons that are sold today for use in dry cleaning are also sold in the personal care market. They are used in makeup, hand cleaners, lotions, and dozens of other cosmetic products. In addition, they are approved for use in direct food contact applications. They are synthetically manufactured products, which means that their high purity can be guaranteed. Their physical properties can also be carefully controlled, so they can be sold under tight specifications.

Why choose a dry cleaner that uses hydrocarbons?

Hydrocarbon solvents have a clear advantage over perchlorethylenes when it comes to being safe for the environment, as well as for your personal health and the health of your family. By choosing a dry cleaner that uses hydrocarbon solvents, you are helping to reduce environmental pollution and are providing your family with clothes that are cleaned with a process that you can be certain will cause no health problems. In addition, your clothes do not suffer the damage wet cleaning can cause and will have a fresh clean scent rather than the unpleasant chemical smell of clothing cleaned with “Perc.”  Many of our competitors have switched to “wet cleaning” which was an option we never seriously considered.  We believe this is the not best option for the quality of the clothes.

Dry Cleaning History:

Dry Cleaners have received a lot of attention over the last decade about how safe the chemicals being used are for the environment, employees and clothing.  For several years, the type of solvent that was used is called Perchlorethylene?  At Desert Discount Cleaners, we adopted the alternative of Hydro-Carbon many, many years ago.  Although this is the most expensive choice, it keeps our environment safe without compromising the quality that we provide to our customers.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR BUSINESS! We strive each and every day to offer our customers the highest quality cleaning for the lowest prices in the Coachella Valley. 

We hope to see you soon!

The Desert Discount Cleaners Team

“Where you pay LESS for the BEST!”

 

WE SUGGEST YOU CLEAN YOUR WINTER CLOTHES NOW!

As the desert heat takes over the Coachella Valley… it’s time to clean your winter jackets, sweaters and comforters!   We know, it sounds strange… but it is MUCH better to store clean clothes than dirty clothes.  In fact, here at Desert Discount Cleaners we strongly suggest you clean your winter clothes before you put them away for the summer season.

If a spot happens to be on a sweater or jacket… leaving it for months without cleaning will contribute to the spot setting in.   Also, odors can attract pesky moths!   Meticulous cleaning will remove odors and unwanted stains which will make your winter wardrobe ready for storage.

Many of our long-time customer’s clean blankets, bedspreads, winter clothes such as coats, sweaters and scarfs now for storage.  After you pick-up your cleaned and pressed items, we suggest you store them in a well ventilated cool and dry area until you are ready to take them out next season!

We hope to see you soon!

The Desert Discount Cleaners Team

GOT STAINS?

GOT STAINS?

We have all had those days!  Accidents and clothing stains are common and here at Desert Discount Cleaners we work each and every day to remove those pesky stains out of our customer’s items.

Stains or spots such as wine, grass, food, beverages, grease and blood are common.  But, not all stains are the same!  Every spot or stain is different depending on the type of material or the age of the garment. Our spotting experts are very experienced and will evaluate your spot/stains and let you know if they are able to remove them.

SOME IMPORTANT TIPS:  We recommend that you do not try and remove your spot or stain yourself!  And, please don’t put your garment through the wash or try to remove the stain or spot with water or a moist cloth.  This can make it worse.  Additionally, please do not put a garment with a spot or stain through the dryer because that will set it in.  In fact, it’s easier for us to remove your spot or stain if you do not tamper with it at all.

If you are having a challenging day or if you have a messy job and get a spot or stain on your item, please leave it alone and bring it to us and we will do our very best to remove it for you.

Please inform our customer service agents at the front counter about your spots when you drop off your items.

We look forward to helping you.

Dutifully,

The Desert Discount Cleaners Team

 

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Happy New Year!

Start the New Year with a fresh clean home! We can assist you with cleaning not only your clothing but also items such as comforters, table cloths, sheets, blankets, cloth napkins, bed skirts, table skirts and drapes. Our prices are always reasonable and our service can’t be beat. We look forward to working with you in 2018!