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Secrets your dry cleaner doesn't want you to know, part 4

Posted by David Whitehurst on Jan 27, 2012 7:00:00 AM

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This week, it's all about shirt buttons!

Secret #7. Why are my shirt buttons missing? Most dry cleaners don't check for missing buttons. Checking requires another process for each shirt, blouse, trouser, jacket, etc. The funny thing about this is that the dry cleaner is probably responsible for at least half the missing buttons. Sometimes a button comes off when the thread comes loose. But often, it's because it gets cracked when pressing. Shirt pressing equipment covers the entire garment and can cause cracked or missing buttons. This happens even more frequently for dry cleaners who do not regularly change the pads in the presses. When the pads are used too long, they get hard and cause more buttons to crack and fall off.

On a personal note, I hate missing buttons! This is one of the reasons I got into this business. Many dry cleaners don't check for missing buttons, so I saw this as an opportunity for my business to shine compared to other dry cleaners. We check for missing buttons. We may not catch them all, but I promise we try to find them and replace them before returning the garment to you. 

If you get a shirt with a missing button, return it to us, and we'll replace it press the shirt again and pay you $5.00 for the trouble! I meant it when I said I hate shirts with missing buttons!

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Topics: dry cleaning, shirts, missing buttons, secrets of a dry cleaner

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