May 2018 Coupons

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

  • $3.00 off orders $12.00 or more
  • $4.00 off orders $16.00 or more
  • One shirt laundered FREE when you bring in 4 or more.

You must bring in a printed copy of the coupon with an incoming order to receive the discount. Offer expires June 4, 2018. Limit 1 coupon per order.

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.

You can always check in for the latest information about your favorite Crest Cleaners by checking out our Facebook page.

Benefits of Professional Drycleaning – part 3

Preservation: Many dry cleaners specialize in the preservation of wedding gowns, christening gowns, and other family heirlooms. Preservation is a special type of storage that helps prolong the life of a garment for years and years. Cleaners often say that they aren’t just preserving a customer’s garment, they’re preserving a memory.
Quality: This is what dry cleaning experts should provide and you should expect from them. Accept no less.

Restoration: In addition to preservation, dry cleaners may specialize in the restoration of old wedding gowns, heirloom items, and antique textiles. These items often are very delicate and require great care. Restoration specialists have the expertise to take in these items, although the level they can restore them to depends on their condition at the time they are brought in. It is not uncommon, though, for a cleaner to restore a wedding gown originally worn by a bride-to-be’s grandmother well enough that the bride can wear it in her own wedding.

Stain removal: Dry cleaners use complex procedures and special stain removal chemicals to remove stains. Stains are divided into two major categories: solvent-soluble stains and water-soluble stains. Different stains require different treatments, which stain removal technicians are trained to administer. Why risk a disaster using an over-the-counter “all-purpose” stain removal product or trying a “home remedy” when you could rely on your drycleaner’s expert stain removal abilities?

Technology: Dry cleaners are on top of the latest cleaning and fabric technologies.

Upholstery: Dry cleaning professionals aren’t just clothes care specialists, they are textile care specialists. Some cleaners will even come into your home if you’d like to clean the upholstery of your couch, chairs, and other furniture. These cleaners have special, portable equipment that allows them to clean upholstery and draperies.

Value: A good value is what dry cleaners provide their customers through quality work, excellent customer service, and the extra free time to do the things they’d rather be doing instead of washing and ironing clothes.

Wetcleaning: Wetcleaning is a gentle form of cleaning that cleaners may choose to process sensitive textiles such as wool, silk, rayon, and linen. It gives dry cleaners more flexibility in processing items that may not withstand a dry cleaning process or that have soils that would be better removed in water. For example, many items, such as wedding gowns, are often trimmed with plastic beads or sequins that may dissolve or discolor in dry cleaning but generally perform well in wetcleaning. Items with large water-soluble stains are also more likely to come clean in a wetcleaning process.

eXtend the life of your garments: Contrary to the belief of some, frequent cleaning does not damage clothes. Frequent cleaning extends the life of a garment by removing stains and ground-in dirt and soils.

Yellowing: Frequent cleaning removes stains that, if left untreated, could oxidize and cause yellowing. Exposure to heat or the passage of time can cause stains from food, beverages, and other oily substances to oxidize and turn yellow or brown, much the way a peeled apple turns brown after exposure to air. Once they become yellow or brown, these stains become much more difficult to remove and often cannot be removed.

Zip in and out: That’s how long it takes you to drop off and pick up your dry cleaning. Again, convenience is paramount to good dry cleaning.

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