It's Super Bowl Weekend!

Who are you cheering for this weekend?

We’re just excited that we received two pro-bowl vikings jerseys this week! And BOTH of them are signed!

(Yes, we can clean them!)

Signed Jerseys - Adrian Peterson, Jared Allen

Adrian Peterson and Jared Allen’s signed Pro Bowl Jerseys

 

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Support Children’s Hospitals & Clinics this December!

Childrens-logo-2color-2726-coated[heading type=”1″]For Every Blanket and Comforter Cleaned, St Croix Cleaners will Donate $5 to Children’s Hospitals of MN.[/heading]

‘Tis the Season to stay warm and tidy while supporting a great cause! Throughout the entire month of December, select locations of St Croix and White Way Cleaners have pledged to donate $5 for every comforter and blanket they clean. As families clean up their homes and prepare for the Holiday Season, it’s the perfect time to make sure all blankets and comforters are clean and ready for relatives who plan to stay over for extended periods of time.

All Downtown St Paul and Minneapolis Dry Cleaning locations will be participating in this Charity Fundraiser and look forward to presenting a check to Children’s Hospitals and Clinics in early January 2014. The fundraiser will run from December 1-31st and will donate $5 for any comforter (down or not) or blanket brought in to be cleaned during that time.

“St Croix & White Way Cleaners are very excited to be supporting Children’s Hospitals. It’s great way to support children and their families throughout the Holidays,” Dave Nemec, the Dry Cleaning owner, stated. This is the first partnership between St Croix & White Way Cleaners and Children’s Hospitals & Clinics of MN – and hopefully not the last!

Find a list of participating Dry Cleaning locations here. To donate to the cause without having a blanket or comforter cleaned, visit childrensmn.org.

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How Are Clothes Cleaned?

At St. Croix Cleaners, we use one of three types of cleaning for your garments: dry cleaning, wet cleaning, or laundering.

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[accordion_toggle title=”Dry Cleaning”]Dry cleaning uses solvent to remove soils and stains from fabric in specially designed machines. In fact, the term “dry cleaning” is misleading: it is called dry cleaning because the solvent contains no water and does not penetrate the fibers as water does. The main advantage of dry cleaning is its ability to dissolve greases and oils in a way that water cannot, while protecting delicate fabrics that do not respond well with water. The dry cleaning process begins with the pretreatment of spots and stains using special cleaning agents. The garments are then loaded into a machine resembling an oversized front-loading washer. It produces similar mechanical action to loosen embedded dirt. Throughout the cleaning process, the solvent is filtered or distilled to ensure its clarity. The garments are dried in the same machine and have no residual solvent odor after cleaning. [/accordion_toggle][accordion_toggle title=”Wet Cleaning”]Wet cleaning is the professional process of removing soils from garments and other textile items using water. The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) definition for Professional Wet cleaning is: A process for cleaning sensitive textiles (e.g., wool, silk, rayon, linen) in water by professionals, using techniques which minimize the potential for adverse effects. It is followed by appropriate drying and restorative finishing procedures. [/accordion_toggle][accordion_toggle title=”Laundering”]Professional laundering for shirts and other “washable” items is another process we use to keep your garments looking their best. Special detergents, additives, and finishes set commercial laundry apart from home laundering. Collars come cleaner and professional pressing offers a crisper finish. We offer different levels of starch: no starch, light, medium or heavy.[/accordion_toggle]
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St Croix Cleaners' Dry Cleaning Steps

  1. We check the labels for adequate care instructions and fiber content.
  2. We classify the garment according to fabric type, color, degree of soiling, and cleaning process, dry cleaning, wet cleaning or laundering.
  3. We remove spots and stains using special equipment, special stain removal agents, and water.
  4. We reapply any sizing, water repellent and other finishes when necessary and possible.
  5. We finish the garment on professional pressing equipment to restore its original shape and appearance. We replace missing or damaged buttons and perform minor repairs whenever possible according to plant policy.
  6. We package the garment neatly in a protective wrapping.

If you’d rather watch a video than read a list of words about how we do dry cleaning – check it out: “Dry Cleaning in 90 seconds”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4jq_PbwCHM

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