True Quality CleaningStraight talk about caring for fine garments & household textiles from an expert who calls it like it is. In plain English.

Have your white garments turned yellow or dingy?

Memorial Day is just around the corner and we've been inundated this past month with white cottons and linens being readied for the summer.

More specifically, we've helped many new clients - from all corners of the USA - restore their yellowed and grayed garments to pristine whiteness.

Ever wondered why your whites turn yellow or dingy?

Garments and household textiles should always be cleaned in drycleaning fluid that's both continuously purified and continuously filtered. Every single drop. This way your garments and household textiles are cleaned in drycleaning solvent or fluid that's absolutely crystal clear. As clear as bottled mountain spring water.

Continuous purification is much like boiling your tap water at home to obtain pure water; continuous filtration is much like filtering your tap water to remove any additional impurities.

Fact is, crystal clear, freshly purified and filtered drycleaning fluid is your only guarantee against dingy and grayish whites; dull and faded colors; and that all-to-familiar "drycleaning solvent smell."

Unfortunately, very few ordinary cleaners both continuously purify every single drop of their drycleaning solvent or fluid before and after each load, and continuously filter every single drop of their drycleaning solvent or fluid during each load.

So soluble impurities, such as bacteria, residual dyes, food fats and body oils, accumulate in the drycleaning solvent or fluid. And insoluble impurities, such as sand, skin flakes and hair, float around in the drycleaning solvent or fluid.

These soluble impurities are then absorbed by the fibers of your garments and household textiles during the drycleaning "wash" cycle. In particular, natural fibers, such as silk, wool, linen and cotton, absorb these impurities like a sponge absorbs liquid.

Instead of your cleaner both continuously purifying and continuously filtering his drycleaning solvent or fluid, your garments and household textiles are functioning as your cleaner's "cleaning filter."

In effect, your garments and household textiles are being cleaned in "dirty drycleaning solvent." It's just like washing your clothes at home and reusing the same dirty water over and over again.

Cringe at your leisure.

Here's an example of a white Oscar de la Renta skirt suit sent to us by a Dallas, Texas client.

When it came to us, the suit was dingy, the collar had yellowed, the jacket and skirt exhibited numerous water stains (probably as a result of poor spotting by her former dry cleaner), and the embossing on the suit was flat (probably as a result of machine pressing by her former dry cleaner).

A week later we returned the suit to her - brilliant white and fully embossed.

The following before and after photos reflect the transformation.


White suit before 1446
White suit before 1445 White suit before 1449
White suit before 1447 White suit before 1451
White suit before 1448 White suit before 1452
White suit before 1439 White suit before 1441
Staining 1450
Staining 1443 Staining 1444
Staining 1442 Staining 1440



White suit after 1508 White suit after 1511
White suit after 1509 White suit after 1512
White suit after 1510 White suit after 1513
White suit after 1514 White suit after 1517
White suit after 1515 White suit after 1518
White suit after 1516 White suit after 1519

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