A: On the contrary, frequent dry cleaning prolongs a garment’s life. Not only do stains set with age, making the garment unwearable, but ground-in-dirt and soil act as abrasives, like sandpaper, causing rapid wear of fibers. Also insects are attracted to soiled clothes and cause further damage.
A: Not necessarily. The Care Label Rule states that a label must list at least one suitable method of care. Drycleaners should follow the instructions on the label. If you want your washable items dry cleaned, the cleaner may ask you to sign a customer consent form.
A: The bags provided by the drycleaner are to protect the garment until you get it home. It is best to store garments uncovered or in fabric garment bags.