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Some Risks of DIY Cleaning

Some Risks of DIY Cleaning

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9 Sep

Some Risks of DIY Cleaning

Everyone has something that spruces up their wardrobe. Be it that cool leather jacket or that beautiful cashmere scarf you got on sale. These clothes are special, not just sentimentally but also when it comes to maintaining them.

You cannot simply toss them in the washer and think it’ll do the job. Such clothes have labels that indicate how they must be cleaned; if they can be tumble dried or withstand heat.

To make your clothes last longer and inevitably save your money, here are some things you need to watch out for when doing your own laundry.

Making Your Own Laundry Detergent

These days most people are health and environmentally conscious. Some opt-out of buying factory-made detergents and create cleaning products themselves. Whether to save up on money or try to cut down the health and environmental hazards, DIY laundry detergents are becoming increasingly popular with clean-freaks

Nevertheless, you must be aware that mixing up your own concoction won’t be as efficient at removing stains or keeping your clothes soft to touch. While you may want to use homemade detergents, you should opt for professional laundry services for delicate clothes, especially wedding clothes.

However, there is no need to be concerned about toxicity since most laundry services use EPA-approved detergents.


Cleanliness is a priority for everyone but even more so in today’s time. You cannot use alcohol or other disinfectants for everything in your closet. However, professional cleaning services will guarantee sanitization, as most services follow CDC’s guidelines for sanitization.

Leather goods

It’s essential to make sure that leather does not get wet. You have to be careful, especially with the rainy weather here in Washington. Moisture makes the leather shrink, and it is well known that washing leather products will definitely shorten their lifespan and ruin them.

The best way to launder leather apparel is to dry clean them. At  Sterling Cleaner, our professional cleaners are equipped with the knowledge and skill-set to care for your goods without damaging them. If there are any loose seams or tears, we can also fix them up with our alteration services. You can also read some of our tips on maintaining leather goods.

Furthermore, we have the best shoe repair DC, so you won’t have to make an extra trip to the cobbler. Our services are not limited to leather shoes and apparel; we can also clean leather accessories like bags.

Learn more about our services. You can also contact us for any queries.

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