Some of the services we offer:
Twin Kell operates under the latest modern technology. We are renowned for being an environmentally
friendly and hazard free work place. Both plants use a petroleum base hydrocarbon solvent design to
remove general soils and grease. There is no hazard waste and thus no stringent environmental controls
or record keeping required.
Wet Cleaning and Bleaching
This is a Twin Kell specialty. Although Twin Kell abides by care labels and manufacturer instructions,
certain processes maybe required for garment restoration including wet cleaning and bleaching. Thanks
to experienced and skilled technicians with years of practical application, these specialists are able to
assess each situation to ensure that risk is reduced.
From enzyme digesters to oxidizing and reducing bleaches, qualified personnel will go to great lengths to
make sure every process is taken to restore a garment. In certain situations where risk is involved, a
professional will consult with a customer when abnormal amount of risk is involved. Every aspect of risk
including shrinkage, color loss or dye migration is discussed.
Quality Shirt Service
Twin Kell examines every shirt prior to laundering. Special treatment is given to shirts with stains; collars and cuffs are pre treated with conditioners. Broken or missing buttons are identified and replaced. Shirts are laundered at four different starch levels (none, light, medium and extra heavy). Special processes are available to remove starch completely or add extra heavy amount. Colored shirts are washed separately to avoid shrinkage and enhance color. The inspection department then carefully inspects shirts after they have been pressed, noting any defects such as residual stains, repairs or deficient pressing. Collars and cuffs are finished by hand to ensure the utmost quality finishing.
Large capacity commercial washers handles items from bedspreads, down comforters, sleeping bags, duvet covers, cushions, shams, matlesse, quilts, blankets, and draperies. Dry-cleaning can also be used when needed for delicate or color sensitive fabrics.
Alterations and Repairs:
Twin Kell has a benefice alteration specialist on staff to handle basic alterations. Personnel are available to fit customers and take measurements when a specialist is not available. An off premise tailor is used for complex tailoring needs if required. Minor repairs normally are handled within a few days. Major repairs are completed within a week but can be accommodated earlier if requested.
With today’s influx of micro fibers, natural and synthetic yarns causes for inspection has never been greater. Whether it’s a red wine stain in a red satin silk blouse or an ink pen disaster, specialists are available to address your every concern. The consumer may not always have the knowledge for expert handling of their garments. The objective is always the first issue which could be restoring to a wearable condition or returning to like new. Of course risk is always assessed and sometimes the best option maybe to do nothing. You can feel confident that Twin Kell personnel will have the answers. The international fabric institute, the governing body of textile maintenance is available for a detailed analysis if need be.
Because today’s fabrics are also color sensitive, re-dyeing is also a viable option. Twin Kell will discuss each situation and recommend when dyeing could enhance the garment. Conditions of fabric shrinkage, dye adherence, specific fabric content are a few areas of concern. Dye setting and fabric softeners along with the best quality dyes are used.
Even the finest designer gowns are serviced at Twin Kell, where inspection is critical. Certain trimmings, beading or sequins are not always serviceable. Every precaution is always taken to preserve every gown and formal. Some instances may even call for wet cleaning and bleaching for ultimate restoration.
Delicate and Fragile Garments
Through age and oxidization, clothes can weaken and become sensitive to chemicals and tension. Under careful examination Twin Kell can identify these characteristics. Special hand care is needed to preserve these fabrics along with neutral detergents, softeners and conditioners. Air or cabinet drying is used as an alternative to tumbling. Mild bleaches such as hydrogen peroxide may be used for extremely delicate situations.
Nothing is more frustrating than having a wool suit damaged by a burn hole or a moth. Thanks to a special process called reweaving, that hole can be mended to like new condition.
Because of the need for special equipment, additional process and skilled personnel, not all drycleaners are equipped to process suede and leather garments. For these reasons, the expense of cleaning leather garments is typically higher than that of normal dry-cleaning. The major difference between dry-cleaning and leather cleaning is during leather cleaning the solvent is combined with detergents, fat liquids and oils in an attempt to maintain the garments original appearance almost all leather types will require a reapplication of color by a professional leather cleaner.
Twin Kell sends leathers to a bonafide leather specialist. We have tremendous confidence in these professionals because they meet the highest standards in the industry.