We’d like to take this opportunity to let you know that we are here for you during these uncertain times. We’re committed to the safety of all our fellow New Yorkers. In light of developments regarding COVID-19, we wanted to provide some details and additional information around the dry-cleaning process.
• Dry cleaning is able to tackle germs precisely because of the multilayered dry heat exposure of the clothing that would literally kill most organisms left in the fabric.
• Any high heat dry cleaning or drying for about 30 minutes is the surest and most effective way to kill various bacteria and viruses.
• Usually, heating garments at a high temperature between 200–220 degrees Fahrenheit inside the steaming section of the dry cleaning process is very effective in killing almost all the germs. As the high heat from the steam reaches the fabric under regulated pressure inside the dry-cleaning boiler, the microorganisms are attacked and killed off.
• Further, as the process reaches its final stage of pressing, the finishing process also uses high heat, of about 300- 325 degrees Fahrenheit to steam press the piece, which further kills off bacteria.