Tagging and inspection – When you entrust your clothing to an OXXO Care Cleaner®, your order must be identified. This includes counting the items and describing them (e.g. shirts, slacks, blouses), noting the date they were left and the date they’ll be ready for pick up. Next, a small, bar-coded tag is attached to each piece of clothing. The tag remains fixed to the garment during the entire garment-cleaning process. By simply scanning the bar code, the cleaner has access to your specific customer information – including your name, address, and telephone number. That way, your order can be tracked.
Pre-treatment – The first thing a care cleaner does with your clothes is look for stains and treat them to make removal easier and more complete. Water may be applied to wet stains and solvent may be applied for dry stains (those that have grease or oil in them).
Garment cleaning – At this point, your clothes are placed in a machine and cleaned with a solvent. At OXXO Care Cleaners®, we use environmentally safe GreenEarthsm formulas to clean your garments in compliance with the latest EPA standards.
Typically, the cleaning machine is a motor-driven washer/extractor/dryer that holds clothes or fabrics in a rotating, perforated stainless-steel basket. As the items rotate, there is a constant flow of clean solvent from a pump and filter system. The clothes are immersed in the solvent, which is pumped continuously through the filter and re-circulated free and clear of dirt that gets trapped in the filter. The next cycle drains and rapidly spins the clothes to expel the solvent, and then goes into a dry cycle, circulating warm air through the clothes. Any remaining solvent is vaporized by the warm air and condensed over cooling coils.
Post-spotting – During this stage, any lingering stains are removed from clothing using state-of-the-art cleaning processes utilizing air, and vacuum.
Finishing – The final phase of care cleaning operations includes steaming, ironing, and making any necessary repairs to restore a garment – most often in plain view of customers. At OXXO Care Cleaners®, we use a gentle hand-ironing method to give your garments the meticulous care they deserve.
As you can see, care cleaning is a sophisticated, technologically advanced process. But for you, it’s never been simpler or more convenient. OXXO Care Cleaners® offers 24/7 access to garment drop-off and pickup, our ATM-Style Care Card with continuous customer loyalty rewards, as well as online credit card payment.