By Pulau Intan Lestari
Apr 27, 2022
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Did you know ‘Dry Clean’? is very similar to regular home laundering, but a liquid solvent is used to clean your clothes instead of water and detergent. The solvent contains little or no water. Dry cleaning commonly used for some synthetics fibers, for example; viscose, lyocell, and modal. Dry Cleaning liquid solvents are much more superior to water in the removal of oily or greasy residues which are the base component of many stains, but even its superior you have to follow instructions in your clothes care labels, you can easily look at dry cleaning symbol as below:
1. If the care label has a small circle the manufacturer is stating you must dry clean this item.
2. If there is a little letter inside the circle it’s indicating to the dry cleaner what chemical to use. ‘A’ stands for ‘all solvents’ normally used for dry-cleaning, ‘P’ stands for any solvent except trichloroethylene, ‘F’ stands for petroleum solvent only.
3. If there are more bars underneath the circle indicate the level of precaution the dry cleaner must take. It may have strict limitations on the addition of water and mechanical action and / or temperature during cleaning or drying / Even to no self-service cleaning allowed.
4. If there is a cross over the circle symbol you should not dry clean the item.
Because of the use of dangerous chemicals, we do not fully recommend you to dry clean at home. Anytime you see a dry cleaning symbol on your clothes care labels, it would be better to take it to the cleaning professional.