September 2018 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 4 or more.
  • $4.00 off orders $16.00 or more
  • $3.00 off orders $12.00 or more

You must bring in a printed copy of the coupon with an incoming order to receive the discount. Offer expires October 8, 2018. Limit 1 coupon per order.

September 2018 Coupons (PDF)

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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Crest Cleaners Co-Sponsors Toy Drive

2014-12-09 15.56.18Crest Cleaners had a wonderful time co-hosting the Toys for Kids Drive this past Christmas season. The Viera Voice featured us and WAOA’s Toys for Kids drive this month in Crest Cleaners in Viera Hosts Radio Show, Toy Drive.

We were happy to host The Timmy Vee Show with local radio station WAOA-FM, who started the non-profit group Toys for Kids in 1995 to serve families in need. Over 20,000 toys were collected directly and 6,000 through drop-off locations like Crest Cleaners. Eleven of our locations served as drop-off points for toys, including the Viera spot at 5525 Porada Drive.

We really enjoy participating year after year at all of our locations, and seeing the community’s generosity. – Keith Houston

Even though the toy drop offs begin after Thanksgiving and end in December, the organization accepts donations year-round. For more information, visit Toysforkidsbrevard.org.

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Crest Cleaners in Viera Hosts Radio Show, Toy Drive

Common Laundry mistakes – part 1

Too much detergent

Counter-intuitively, more soap does not make for cleaner clothes. Rather, it can make them grimier as he soap residue fades colour and attracts more dirt. It can also lead to bacteria build-up in the machine and on clothes, especially in areas where the excess soap holds dirt and doesn’t get washed away, like pleats or collars. Detergent build-up even encourages odor.

Leaving wet clothes in the machine

It can not only lead to stinky clothes and a smelly machine, it can allow mildew to start forming, which can trigger an allergy or asthma attack.

You’d have to leave your clothes sitting wet in the washer for about 24 hours before mildew is likely to start forming. But, for smells’ sake, it’s best to remove clothes from the machine as soon as you can. If you don’t have time to hang them out, try placing them in a plastic basket in a ventilated area or at very least open the washing machine door to let air in.

Overloading your machine

It is tempting to clean your basket full of clothes in one fell swoop to save on time. But, it means the “cleaning” part isn’t really effective and it can also damage the machine. To clean successfully, clothes have to be able to move around inside the drum, so that water and detergent can distribute evenly, lift stains and shake the dirt free. When you overload your machine, you cramp its style in this sense and also strain its suspension and bearings from overwork.

Is club soda a miracle stain remover?

Does club soda really work on spills? Everyone “knows” club soda is the ultimate remedy for instant stain removal, but is it really all it’s cracked up to be? Our 107-year-old professional trade association, the Drycleaning & Laundry Institute (DLI), recently completed an in-depth study of the merits of club soda versus plain old water in stain removal, and as members, we’re pleased to share their findings. The short answer is “yes” club soda can be a big help in the short term, but “no” it is not the end-all, be-all stain removal miracle it is made out to be.
When applied immediately to 10 commonplace food stains DLI tested, both club soda and water removed anywhere from some to most of the stain. However, neither treatment will completely remove the stains and if left untreated the remaining stain residues can become permanent stains over time or when the garment is cleaned. On the 10 common spills that DLI’s stain removal experts used for the test, they found that after blotting a spill with either club soda or water some or most visible traces of the substance were removed; however, an analysis under ultraviolet light showed that at least a portion of nearly every stain remained after club soda or water was used.
Therefore, although it is best to try and rinse out the stain with water immediately after contact with the clothing, it is then also advisable to take the garment to a professional cleaner who can completely remove the last traces. Point out to the cleaner the area of the stain, the type of staining substance, and what attempts you made to reduce the initial spillage. If this is not done as soon as possible, the invisible remaining residue can oxidize over time and leave a permanent discoloration later, which in many cases on some fabrics cannot be removed.
For Best Results, Act Fast When it comes time to remove the stain, the chances are greatly increased if club soda (or water) is used to rinse the stain before it dries. After it dries the degree of effectiveness drops considerably. In a coffee stain, for example, there may be sugar residue present that you may not be able to see, but it can carmelize during the drying or pressing processes, leaving a yellowish stain. A stain removal expert can remove this residue if he or she knows the stain was there in the first place. It is always recommended that customers mention any spills or attempts to remove stains at the counter. This way we will be better prepared to restore your garment to a like-new appearance.
There are also some stains that club soda actually makes worse. Ballpoint ink is almost always made up of water and solvent components. If water or club soda is used to remove this kind of stain, it could set the stain permanently into the fabric. So, with ballpoint stains, it is best to leave them to the professional stain removers.
Club soda or water will hold the stain off until you can get the garment to a cleaner: we can usually remove the stains completely if you bring it in without delay.

Store Updates

We want to keep you updated on our stores and information that may impact you and your dry cleaning needs.

Store Closing
The following store closed on May 31, 2014.

Crest Cleaners
1242 Dixon Blvd.
Cocoa, FL 32922

If you had any clothes that were at that store they are available for pick up at 30 S. Fiske Blvd. in Cocoa or you can call 321.636.0473 for more information.

Store Opening
We also have a new store opening sometime in June. The new location is 5525 Porada Drive, Unit 101 in Melbourne. It will include seamstress and drive-thru services. Check back for more information for grand opening dates.

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