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November 2020 Coupons

Visit any of our ten Brevard County locations, redeem a coupon and save on your dry cleaning!

  • One shirt laundered FREE when you bring in 5 or more.
  • $4.00 off any dry cleaning order of 4 pieces or more
  • $3.00 off any dry cleaning order of 3 pieces or more

You must bring in a printed copy of the coupon with an incoming order to receive the discount. Offer expires December 8, 2020. Limit 1 coupon per order.

November 2020 Coupons (PDF)

Proper Care Prolongs the Life of Leathers

Leather is one of nature’s most practical and sensual materials. Because of new techniques, skins are lighter, enabling designers to fashion garments for year-round use. Beautiful finishes, textures, and colors enhance leather’s appeal and universality. To help you fully appreciate your genuine leather garment, the Clothes Care Gazette offers the following information on how this unique natural product is made-and the proper ways to care for it, courtesy of the Leather Apparel Association and the International Fabricare Institute.

The Look and Feel
If you are like most people, the first thing you do when you look at a leather garment is touch it to feel its softness and texture. The way leather feels to the touch is called its hand and the general rule is: the softer the hand, the higher the cost.

Several factors influence the general appearance and overall quality of a leather garment. the first is the raw material, which is a product of genetics.

Every hide (a whole pelt from a cow or steer, etc.) and skin (the pelt of young or smaller animals) have sections that are inherently wrinkled, softer, or thinner than other parts. Environmental conditions including climate and food supply are also a factor. Nature’s creations are never uniform; these surface variations and imperfections impart a unique beauty to genuine leather garments.

To get the best value out of your leather goods:

• Buy from a reputable retailer that will stand behind the products he or she sells.

• Consider the cut, fit, quality of stitching, the lining, and style that suits your lifestyle.

• Choose a garment priced right for you, noting that the price of leather is greatly determined by the quality of the raw materials used and the workmanship involved.

• Notice details such as waterrepellent treatments, lining, and trimmings on the garment.

• Look for close matching colors and texture between various portions of the garment or outfit.

• Some panels may not match exactly even when new. 

• Select a slightly larger size than normal, as leather is stretched during tanning and will shrink as it relaxes over time. Age and cleaning can also shrink the garment somewhat, so it is best to get a slightly larger size.

Leather Care Tips
Because leather goods typically are expensive, there is plenty of incentive to take good care of your purchase. Leather ages gracefully and can last a lifetime with the proper care right from the start.

• Always hang leather garments on wide or padded hangers to maintain their shape. Use shoetrees in footwear and stuff empty handbags with tissue to help retain their shape.

• Never store leather goods in plastic or other nonbreathable covers. This will cause leather to become dry.

• Allow wet or damp leather to air-dry naturally away from any direct heat source. Leather can be treated with a conditioner to restore flexibility while suede can be brushed with a terry towel to restore its look.

• In winter, promptly remove salt deposits from garments and footwear by sponging with clear water; follow with the above treatment for wet or damp leather.

• Avoid very humid and dry environments as well as direct sunlight.

• Do not use waxes, silicone products, or other leather preparations that will impair a garment’s ability to breathe.

• Wrinkles should hang out. If ironing is desired, set iron on rayon setting, use heavy brown wrapping paper as a pressing cloth on the right side of the garment, and move quickly to prevent overheating and shine. Steam ironing will stiffen leather.

• Avoid spraying perfumes or hair sprays while wearing your garment and do not apply pins, adhesive badges, or tape. Wearing a scarf at the neckline will help keep hair and body oil away from the collar.

• Hems may be fixed with a tiny amount of rubber cement. For best results, see a leather care professional.

• All products formulated for at-home use should be tested on an inconspicuous part of the garment. It is often best to leave stain removal to the professional leather cleaner as many home remedies result in color loss or permanent damage to the leather. 

Store Hours

Current store hours at all locations:

Monday through Friday: 7:00 AM until 6:00 PM

Saturday: 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM

New store hours

To all our valued customers:

We are living in unprecedented times in the midst of this ongoing Covid 19 crisis.  We hope that you and your families are safe and finding your new normal as this situation continues to evolve.

The health and safety of our customers and employees is our top concern. Please know that the temperatures and chemistry of our dry cleaning and laundry process kills germs and sanitizes your garments.  We have drive through lanes available at 7 of our 9 stores for your convenience.

Until further notice we are reducing our store hours at all locations effective Thursday, 3/19/20.

New hours:     9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday – Friday

9:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Saturday

6 steps to prevent stains from setting

We love removing stains and bringing your treasured garments back to their best appearance. Help us do our best for you with the following pointers:

1. Avoid letting stains get comfortable. Try not to put items away with spills or stains on it. The warmth of a closet and exposure to natural or artificial light and the atmosphere can contribute to setting a stain.

2. Catch stains before they set. Bring in a stained garment as soon as possible, preferably within a few days, to prevent stains from setting.

3. Avoid ironing or drying stained or soiled clothes. Ironing will set stains and drive the soil deeper into the fabric. It’s best to have soiled clothes cleaned before ironing. Heat from ironing or drying can help some invisible stains like ginger ale oxidize and become more noticeable like the image on the right above. Setting also makes stains like this harder to successfully remove.

4. Test for colorfastness before attempting home stain removal with water or cleaning fluid to avoid creating a faded area or streak. Wet an inconspicuous area, such as an inside seam, and blot with a paper towel to make sure the color is fast.

5. Avoid rubbing stains, especially when attempting to remove a stain from silk. Blot the stained area. This will help remove the staining substance without spreading the stain and will avoid damaging the fabric.

6. Let us know of the location of specific stains and any procedures you have used to remove them, even if the stains are no longer visible.

We appreciate the opportunity to make your clothes (and you!) look and feel their very best. We look forward to working with you to keep your wardrobe at its finest.

Outdoor gear care guide

Finally, a chance to get away and see the great outdoors.

The weather can be a bit unpredictable. A properly-waterproofed tent can be a great place to wait out a storm. To avoid sleeping in a puddle, you’ll do well to waterproof tents once a year.

Here are a few more tips to keep your outdoor gear ready and for storing it when cold weather returns.

Tent: Waterproof at the beginning of the season. Open it up, even at the site, and spray it with water repellent. Check for tiny holes and patch them promptly to keep water and insects out.

Sleeping Bag: Sleeping bags can usually be washed but check the care instructions before cleaning. Many contain down or fiber filling and may require different care methods.

Wash sleeping bags separately on a gentle cycle. Add detergent and partially fill with warm water. Submerge the sleeping bag in the water to expel air, then allow the washer to finish filling.

Periodically stop the washer, open the lid, and press air from the sleeping bag to ensure thorough cleaning. Tumble dry at regular temperatures. Consider adding a clean tennis ball to the dryer to fluff up the filling.

If your sleeping bag is too bulky for your washer, we’ll be more than happy to get it ready for the season.

Backpack: Water repellent is a good here, too. Look out for holes where water can get in and soak your items. If you have a leather backpack, it may crack and crumble if it gets wet too often or sits in the hot sun for a long period of time. It’s best to apply some saddle soap and moisturize the grains on occasion while at home.

Boots: Slightly worse than sleeping in a puddle is walking in one all day. Waterproof and store boots in a dry place. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, since squishy feet can lead to illnesses.

Rainwear: Slickers and overboots can be your best friends in the wild. But these items can develop odors and bacterial films which can cause infections if they sit too long. If you’re wearing a plastic poncho, make sure it is completely dry before folding it up and packing it away for the season. If you prefer canvass, make sure the water repellent is refreshed at least once per year.

Camping lets people get away from the bustle of daily life and get in touch with nature. Taking good care of your gear will help it take care of you. Pack up, move out, and have a fantastic summer!

Garden Street Store Permanently Closes.

Our location at 3239 Garden Street in Titusville has closed.

Please visit our other location at 2490 S. Hopkins Ave. Titusville, Fl 32780

Phone #  321-267-1302

Dry Cleaning Q&A

Q. Does frequent drycleaning shorten the life of a garment?
A. On the contrary, frequent cleaning prolongs the life of a garment. Not only do stains set with age, making the garment unwearable, but ground-in dirt and soil act as an abrasive, like sandpaper, causing rapid wear of fibers. Also, insects are attracted to soiled clothes and will cause further damage.

Q.When a garment’s label says “washable,” does this mean it cannot be drycleaned?
A. Not necessarily. The Care Label Rule states that only one suitable method of care must be on the label. Cleaners usually follow the care instructions, unless otherwise requested. If you want your washable items drycleaned, the cleaner may ask you to sign a waiver

Q. Are suede and leather cleaned the same way as other fabrics?
A. No. Special procedures and additives are used on leathers to help retain their color and texture. Sometimes suedes and leather are redyed to replace color loss. It is not always possible to replace or match the colors.

Q. Does drycleaning shrink clothes?
A. Usually not. The drycleaning process is carefully controlled to prevent shrinking clothes.

Q. Should I store my clean garments in the plastic bag they are returned in?
A. The bags are provided by the cleaner to protect the garment until you get it home. It is best to store garments uncovered or in fabric garment bags.

Q. Is it safe to wetclean a garment with “Dryclean Only” care instructions?
A. When determining if a garment can be safely wetcleaned, the cleaner will look at the fiber content, fabric construction, colorfastness, trims, and other components such as interfacings and linings.

You’re Welcome Vic

Is there anything better than receiving a hand-written thank you note? Here at Crest Cleaners, we love doing a small part to help those out who are trying to help themselves. The staff at Crest Cleaners want to thank Vic for the very nice letter he wrote. We are hoping the best for Vic and his family.

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All stains can be removed

No they can’t.

Whether it’s a new garment or a treasured, well worn garment, everyone hates it when they spill something on their clothing.  We understand and will always use our best efforts to make that accident go away.  Sometimes it’s very easy and sometimes not!  Either way, we have the professional expertise to do the job.  Successful stain removal depends largely on the nature of the stain, the type of fabric, and the colorfastness of the dye.  Some fabrics and dyes simply will not withstand the use of stain removal chemicals.



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