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"Without fail, Crest has been able to restore every destroyed designer dress and shirt I own to like-new condition."
- Elly

"If you need something STAT, they get it done fast"
- Jessie

"With a busy life, it's really difficult to commit to dropping off and picking up my dry cleaning on a regular basis. I love that Crest has consistent and reliable pick-up and delivery services."
- Susan

"They do a great job. The pickup and delivery has changed my life. I love not having to go get my dry cleaning anymore."
- Jimmy

"Been using them for 14 years. They clean the clothes in-house--no shipping them around town like some places. I don't have problems with my clothes disappearing like other places I have tried."
- Brent

"Crest is very gentle with my clothes and when I go to drop them off (with stains like mine you should), they review the garment with me and notate every stain and even discuss with me how they will treat it. They then review the material and let me know of any risks/dangers (if any) and ask if I want to proceed."
- Elly

"Everyone is so polite and courteous. They are always helpful with any request. The are very knowledgeable about tough stains and how to get them out."
- Marshall

" If you want great customer service and clean clothes, Crest is the way to go."
- Steve

"I've been a long time customer and have nothing but positive experiences having them professionally launder my clothes."
- John

"I don't trust my clothes with anyone else."
- Bob

"They know who I am, they are professional, always friendly and helpful."
- Phil

"I have been using Crest for years and could not be happier. You always see the same smiling faces and they have my clothes ready for me before I walk in the door. The clothes NEVER have a chemical smell to them and always look great."
- Seth

"Their service and support has been outstanding and consistent throughout the years. They always have my cleaning on time and perfect!"
- Kathleen

"My wife and I have used Crest Cleaners forever!  Never a problem, never a late item, always a smile and a "first name" hello!"
-George

"I couldn't ask for more. I hang the bag on the door on Mon/Thurs and it's back the following Thurs/Mon."
- Rachael

" Do yourself a favor and find yourself a good cleaners like Crest. The few dollars you save in cleaning costs can be easily displaced by thousands in damages to your clothing."
- Jason

"Great service, incredibly nice people and a cleaner that respects your clothes. They come back sparkling and with all the buttons and no excuses."
- Dave

"I love the delivery service - it is incredibly convenient and helpful! And where as is the same day service hours so amazing!"
- Stacy

"We feel very spoiled by the good service. The clever laundry bag that also doubles as a garment bag for the cleaned items makes the whole process very easy."
- Carolyn

"I rely on their same day turn around. Hasn't failed me in 17 years!"
- Phillip

"Of all the dry cleaners I have been to in my life, Crest has all the things I've ever wanted. The feeling that I got when I first came here was similar to when I first bought an Ipod and stood in amazement at all the features that I ever wanted on a portable music device."
- Jason

"I'm an "organic" nut and I'm very conscientious about what I eat, what I breathe in, and what I touch, especially when it comes to carcinogenic materials. Perchloroethylene (Perc for short) is the cleaning agent used in almost all dry cleaners. That thing is highly toxic and Crest does not use it. "
- Jason


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End of Summer BBQ

Sadly the end of summer is almost upon us and you only have a couple more chances to get outside with friends, have some drinks and fire up the grill. Follow these tips to close out your summer with the perfect BBQ!

Choose a theme

Since it’s the end of summer, prepare your guests for the coming season by having an autumn theme, complete with falling leaves and muted colors.  The theme could even be incorporated in the food. Have a Hawaiian luau or a Southern BBQ cookout with all of the traditional fixings. If it’s going to get messy, maybe discourage your guests from wearing white.

Have unique summer drinks

This may be you and your guests’ last chance until next year to try a refreshing Ginger Shandie, Monkey Punch, or Peach Fizz. Don’t know what those are? Now is the perfect time to find out!

Don’t be afraid to get wet

Fill up buckets of water with squirt guns or make a slip n slide out of trash bags. Tell your guests to wear swimsuits and provoke an all out water war! Summer is about food, family and most of all fun! Your guests will thank you for the good time when the first snowflake hits!

Give Your Skin Some Love

We’re always so careful about what we do with our skin. We use sunscreen, daily moisturizers, masks, peels, facials, toners, cleansers, creams, and more. Sometimes we’re so focused about what goes on our skin that we forget about what it touches, our clothes. Every day when you wear that suit into work, your skin is exposed to whatever cleaner was used. We make sure to treat your clothes with the same respect you would treat your skin.

We are committed to being green and that means our cleaning products and packaging are environmentally friendly, as is every step of the process along the way. 

Since we care about your skin, we ensure that all the clothing is cleaned and processed with environmentally friendly methods. We use a safe silicone solvent that is non-abrasive, non-carcinogenic and does not contain perchlorethylene.

After your clothes are safely cleaned they are later hung on recycled hangers and stored in biodegradable poly bags that are sturdy and environmentally safe. 

Don’t go through all the hassle of keeping your skin soft and smooth only to expose it to dangerous chemicals. Contact us today and let us show you the green way is the right way!

Area Rugs

http://www.crestcleaners.com/userfiles/image/iStock_000044853486_Small.jpgYour huge, decorative area rug is the centerpiece of the living room and it gets a lot of traffic. Your rug will last much longer if you take care of it and clean it regularly. Here are some tips for keeping your beautiful rug looking new for years to come.

Hold the rug down

When a rug slips and slides on a hard surface, it can lead to additional wear and sometimes rips. A non-slip rug pad or gripper tape will hold the rug firmly in place. Make sure you do your research into the right type of material for your floor as some can stain or discolor the floor underneath.

Clean it constantly

Vacuum the top surface of the rug at least once a week and the underside of it every other month. Rest the rug on a clean surface and don’t forget that dirt can pile up under the rug as well. Make sure you remove the rug from the area and clean all of the hidden grime underneath.

When all else fails, call us

For those times when your rugs need a little extra attention, come to us!

 

How About Premium Delivery Service?

If you try to run errands during your busy day, you most likely try to go before or after work, or during your lunch break. Unfortunately, that can mean hitting rush hour traffic and missing much needed meals. When it comes to dry cleaning, that's just another chore on the to-do list. We know that your time is valuable, which is why we offer free Home Delivery to all of our customers. 

With our Home Delivery Service, not only do we fit into your busy lifestyle, but we make everything seamlessly easy for you! To get started, sign up online by clicking here. Our representatives will reach out to put the finishing touches on your account and inform you of your delivery schedule. From there all you have to do is leave the bag for Crest Cleaners and wait for us to bring it back.

Let Crest Cleaners help you cut down your to-do list. With free Home Delivery, you can save so much time and money is a day, a week... well, forever! Sign up today! 

Thinking of Preserving Your Wedding Dress?

Wedding Dress PreservationYour wedding was a great day, do you remember it all? The dancing? The walk down the aisle? The pictures? The food? The congratulations? Your dress does, and unfortunately all of the stains and marks that happened on your big day are proof. If you’re looking to make your gown like new again to save for later (for maybe a daughter later down the line?) here are some tips.

While dress preservation is a service that many cleaners offer, there are some steps you can take on your own to ensure the dress is kept in great condition. For starters, pay attention to how you hang your dress leading up to your wedding and on the day of the event. Hang it by the loops inside the gown to ensure no part of the dress sags or becomes damaged. All of that fabric is heavy and can pull at delicate seams.

Also, before your wedding, be aware of the conditions where you store your dress. Avoid extreme temperatures and try covering the fabric with a sheet instead of plastic. Plastic contains materials that could yellow your dress and also traps in unwanted moisture. How heartbreaking would it be to pull out your dress just mere days before your wedding only to find ugly discoloring?

Those are a few suggestions to keep your dress in mint condition before your big day. But after? We all know that a wedding celebration can turn into one big party. If you’ve done all of the work to keep your dress looking like new before the wedding, bring it in to Crest Cleaners for help in the cleaning and preservation process.  Feel free to ask us plenty of questions regarding our techniques processes. Your wedding is one of the best days of your life. Preserve those memories by perfectly preserving your dress. Contact Crest Cleaners today and ask how we can help take care of those memories. 

Can Dry Cleaning Shrink Clothes?

Clothes shrinkingWe've all made the mistake of shrinking a favorite sweater or dress in our home washing machine. This commonly occurs when certain fabrics are exposed to the wrong water temperature for too long. But what about when you bring your clothing to a professional dry cleaner? Can they make the same mistake and cause shrinkage? 

Here at Crest Cleaners, we can proudly and honestly say that the answer is a resounding NO! Crest Cleaners does not use water in our dry cleaning, but you already knew that. Our dry cleaning uses eco-friendly components to pristinely clean your favorite garments and do so without a chance of shrinkage. Not only will your garments return to you clean and fresh, but also toxin-free! We don't use the dangerous chemical perc in our dry cleaning process, which means you're not exposed to anything harmful to your skin.

While we offer traditional laundering services as well as dry cleaning, we are the experts when it comes to laundry and won't damage your clothing no matter what the medod is. 

Save yourself the hassle and worry of reading labels on your clothes, go ahead and buy those delicate fabrics! Bring them to your local Crest Cleaners and ensure your clothes leave crisp, clean and in the exact shape and form they were when they came in to see us.  

The Best Summer Fabrics

When you dress to go out this summer, focus on two things; looking cool and keeping cool! Try and dress in the following fabrics that can help control your temperature and keep you comfortable all summer long. 

Summer dresses 2015

Cotton
Cotton may not sound like the best choice to keep your body temperature regulated but this natural fabric allows for better air circulation which minimizes fungal breeding which is a prime culprit for rising body temperature. 

Linen 
Linen is the oldest fabric known and has a reputation for coolness and freshness in hot weather. It is versatile, strong and stays away from your skin allowing better airflow over your body. Also, linen is soft and feels cozy and comforting. 

Chambray
Chambray is imitation denim and, even though it looks just like denime, it is a lot lighter and more breathable. 

Silk
Silk is pretty, fashionable and traditionally very expensive, but it is also a protein just like your skin and hair so it does not soak up water like other fabrics. Since silk is an adaptive material, it reacts to the changing weather, cooling you down when it is warm and allowing you to look chic and classy in the process. 

Are you ready for the summer heat? For more summer fashion tips, make sure to check out our Facebook page. 

Your Feedback Helps Us Grow

One of our secrets to success is that we listen to customer feedback! Crest Cleaners has built up a reputation on quality customer service and superior dry cleaning. We pride ourselves on being your go-to dry cleaner and we would love to hear what you have to say. 

If you've had a great experience working with Crest Cleaners, please share with us on Yelp. Make sure to mention the name of any employee who has really gone above and beyond for you so we can let them know that they've made an impression on you!

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Don't want to leave a Yelp review? No problem! You can also tell us about your experience on Google, Facebook, or by contacting us directly. 

Closet Organization Made Easy

Do you need a little help with closet organization? Does it seem like all of your clothes end up on the floor instead of hung up or put away? If so, here are ways to organize your bedroom closet. 

Tip 1: Declutter
Give yourself a closet makeover by getting rid of unnecessary clutter. One trick is to start by turning all of the hangers in your closet the opposite way (towards you). As you wear something and put it back, turn the hanger back the normal way (away from you). If after a few months you still see some hangers facing toward you, that means that you haven't worn that item for while and it may be time to donate it or put it away in storage. 

Tip 2: Closet Systems
Use boxes, cubbies, tiered shelves or a hanging organizer to sort your items by type of apparel. Setting up a closet system will allow you to make the most of your space and will give everything a "place" to live. 

Tip 3: Put it on a Shelf
Use shelves to put and store the most-used items at eye level, less-used items below, and least-used items up high. By doing this you are putting all the essentials in plain view and making them easily accessible. 

Do you have any other closet organization tips you would like to share? Tell us on our Facebook page and we'll post them on our blog!

What is Earth Day?

Earth Day was first celebrated on April 22nd, 1970 with an idea proposed by activists to honor peace and the planet. Today, people from all over the world make an effort to be more environmentally aware, green and socially responsible on Earth Day. What will you do this Earth Day to do your part?

Some people make an effort to reduce energy consumption by doing something simple like riding their bikes to work, while others make gestures like signing climate petitions. There are hundreds of ways to make an impact on Earth Day!

If you want to make an environmentally smart decision, visit your local Crest Cleaner for Advanced Dry Cleaning. Crest Cleaners uses GreenEarth cleaning in our EcoTech System to protect our employees, our customers and environment from harsh chemicals.

Crest Advanced Dry Cleaning is not only safe for you and your family, but is also efficient and easy - offering same day cleaning, app alerts and state of the art machines guaranteed to safely clean fabrics of all kinds

While Earth Day only happens once a year, we make a commitment to responsibly clean the same way every day, protecting our environment and pleasing our customers year round!