Dry Cleaning Suits – Do’s & Don’ts
Eagle Cleaners knows how important suit care is, which is why we’re known for ours. We understand the significance of finding the perfect suit along with the care that must be taken to keep it in tip top condition. We have some tips for your suits so that you know when it’s time to dry clean or use in between care.
When Should I Dry Clean a Suit?
If you only wear a suit occasionally, make sure you’re storing it properly. Use a breathable bag – not nylon or plastic – and give it room in your closet.
For the barely worn suits, you should aim to dry clean it once or twice a year to keep it fresh in storage to ensure moths and other pests don’t get attracted to it.
For gently worn suits, it’s common to have the jacket cleaned after its sixth wear and the pants/skirt cleaned after the second wear.
Cleaning Barely Worn Suits
Depending on what environmental factors the suit is exposed to – sweat, pollution, smoke, chemicals, etc. – you may be able to get away with steams in between dry cleaning to keep it looking crisp.
If you don’t hang your suit on a good hanger in between wears, it can lose its crispness and can become wrinkled faster.
To wear your jacket the recommended six times before needing it dry cleaned, keep up on brushing, lint rolling, spot cleaning and steaming.
Cleaning Frequently Worn Suits
Suits that go through hard wear, whether it’s everyday wear or traveling, need extra attention in between dry cleans.
After wearing it, first check for stains and spot treat them so they don’t settle. After spot treating, it’s recommended to hang it on a good quality hanger by a window because the sunlight will help dry out the natural post-wear dampness.
Steaming kills germs that can cause odors and leaves your suit feeling and smelling fresher after wearing it. If steaming still didn’t get rid of those stubborn wrinkles, try gently ironing them out.
Cutting Down on Dry Cleaning Suits
- We recommend using wooden hangers to store your suits as they help keep the shape and creases in your suit.
- Buy two or three pants to match your jacket. Since jackets do not need to be dry cleaned as often as pants, this is a great way to extend your wardrobe.
- Make sure damp suits do not get stored right away as this can cause mildew. Let the suit dry for at least an hour before putting it away.
- If you get a spill or stain on your suit, blot it – don’t rub it. If it doesn’t go away, you can always bring it to Eagle Cleaners.
- Keep a hanger with you to hang your jacket when you’re not wearing it to keep its shape instead of hanging it on the back of a chair.
- Brush suits after wearing to rid it of particles you can’t see such as dust and hair.
Eagle Cleaners is your go-to suit cleaner. We are trusted by many of our customers to keep them looking their best for their careers.
If you have a suit that needs our TLC, call 570-587-5580 or visit eaglecleanerspa.com. Discover #TheEagleDifference.