How Does Dry Cleaning Work?


We’ve been in the dry cleaning business a long time, serving the Roseville and Granite Bay communities since 1957. Over the years we’ve been asked a lot of questions regarding dry cleaning, and we are always happy to answer your questions! Today’s question is What is Dry Cleaning?

Dry cleaning is a process that uses liquids instead of water to clean clothing, bedding, upholstery and other types of fabrics. Water can damage certain fabrics such as wool, leather and silk and your washing machine can cause damage to buttons, lace, and other delicate decorative items.

At Bud’s Dry Cleaning we use an environmentally safe “solvent” that is made from corn stalks. The fabrics go into a machine, much like a huge washing machine. They tumble around in solution then dry in the same machine. The type of fabric determines the time and tumble. Our state of the art machine has over 20 different programs for different things. That is the actual “cleaning ” process. Here is the LABOR part.

Each item is checked in, tagged and separated into different loads. Stain removal is done before and after cleaning depending on what needs to be done. After cleaning, they are inspected for stains, sewing or anything else that needs attention. Then it’s off to the pressing stations where they get a steam presses and put on hangers. Two more inspections and off they go to be packaged, racked and ready for pickup. That is the simple answer.

Your items are touched at least 9 times, if not more to ensure a quality experience. It is very labor intensive and done by real people. We have very talented employees that take pride in what they do. I wanted to share this with you because it is not magic, it is people who care.

Thanks you for reading! If you have any questions please feel free to reach out. We would love to show you around our stores. Cindy and David 916-782-6528

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