Hand-pressed for success
The dry cleaning and hand cleaning procedures at HICKS uses the finest technology and the purest of solvents to deliver impeccable results for everything from suits to designer couture.
We specialise in first class stain removal, attention to detail and hand finishing of all garments and use the most advanced as well as more environmentally friendly dry cleaning solutions in fabric after care. Our team of specialists ensure that your garments come back feeling and looking beautiful every time!
What’s more we offer a Wet Cleaning System, which is approved by Woolmark and does not use solvent based cleaners at all.
LAUNDRY AND DRY CLEANING SERVICES
Dry Cleaning everyday items
Wedding Dress cleaning
Suede & Leather cleaning
Repairs & Alterations
Duvet & Curtain Cleaning
HICKS not only offer a fantastic dry cleaning & laundry service but also offer the greener and more environmentally friendlier alternative; wet cleaning. Wet cleaning systems are the professional fabric care system which is the innovative alternative to dry cleaning that has been tested and approved by The Woolmark Company. Wet cleaning system means along with this and specialist equipment it can provide a professionally cleaned spotless garment, this is a more environmentally friendly way of industrial style cleaning as it uses both water and natural solvents.
WHAT IS WET CLEANING?
Quite simply, Professional Wet Cleaning is the process of using water and specialized equipment and detergents to clean “dry clean only” garments.
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DRY CLEANING AND WET CLEANING?
Generally, the term “Dry Cleaning” refers to the process of cleaning clothes using a liquid solvent. While still a liquid, the term “Dry” in dry cleaning referred to the fact that there was no water being used. This is because traditionally, water could not be used on certain fabrics, like wools and silks.
Professional Wet Cleaning has changed all that. Over the last decade or so, as we started to become aware of the hazards of using PERC and other petro-chemicals, companies began looking for newer, more environmentally friendly solutions. Specialized equipment has been developed to aid in the finishing of wet-cleaned garments, and special softeners and additives have been created specifically for the wet-cleaning process. It is now totally safe to clean most garments using the Wet Cleaning process!
IS IT SAFE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT?
Totally. In fact, Wet Cleaning is widely recognized by the EPA as one of the most environmentally friendly options available today.
IS IT SAFE TO CLEAN EVERYTHING THIS WAY?
Mostly. Wet Cleaning is great for some situations, and not as great in others. This is exactly why HICKS has chosen two environmentally friendly options, rather than one. In certain situations, we may decide that Wet Cleaning is a better choice to deal with a particular stain. In other situations, we may decide that the use of a pure solvent is a better solution.
If you’ve chosen 100% Wet-Cleaning as your cleaning method, and there is an instance where we don’t feel comfortable cleaning something in water, we’ll give you a call to discuss the options. Remember, just because it’s safe, doesn’t mean that Wet Cleaning is always the best choice. But in either case, your clothes will come back cleaner, brighter, and softer than ever before, and be totally odour free!