Friday, August 14, 2009



Are you tired of high prices just to look your best? Does ironing have you losing quality time with your family? Then you have come to the right place. Welcome to your friendly, neighborhood drycleaners, San Tan $2.50. We are a discount cleaners that specializes in Quality, affordability and superb customer service.

The minute you enter the front door you will be greeted with a big smile and a sincere hello. We are committed to treat each customer like family. Our counter people are ready, willing and able to give you excellent customer service.

As you put your clothes on the counter you will be amazed at our pricing. Our price list is summed up with one low cost, $2.25. WOW! One low price for all your drycleaning needs, this excludes leather and formals. The affordability of San Tan is one great reason to shop us. We are able to make you look your best without hurting your wallet.
San Tan uses top of the line dry cleaning machines. The myth today is because you pay less the machines and solvents are cheap and worthless. That is far from the truth, we cut costs in other places so that we can present a perfect product when finished. We take the time to inspect each garment to make sure it meets our requirements of excellence.

If laundered shirts have you in a frenzy, have no fear San Tan is here. Just drop off your shirts with your drycleaning and VIOLA, no more ironing! Now you can spend quality time with friends and family doing the things you love! Our shirts are not done on the premise but they are done within the family.

If time is of the essence, then San Tan is the place for you. We offer same day service, in by 9am out by 4pm. Of course, upon request, we will work with you to achieve a finish product at the precise time needed!
Come be part of our family, we are located at The Shoppes at Indigo Trails, on the SE corner of Ocotillo and Rittenhouse. Once you see the marvelous work and the free time you have, you will never need to go anywhere else!!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

What you should check before you go to the drycleaners.

  • Read all care labels on clothes. If the garment is made of fabric that cannot be washed, they must be sent to the drycleaners.

  • If there are any stains, please mark them or make a mental note for when you come in. If you know what caused the stains, please tell let us know.

  • Empty all pockets.

  • If you find an open seam or a button missing, make the cleaners aware of it. More than likely we can replace the button or mend the seam.

  • Please keep your receipt.

  • When picking up your clothes, check the finish product. If you are not happy with the results or find any damage, inform the counter person asap.

  • Remove the plastic film cover from the clothes, air them in the shade for a while before putting them in the closet.


In spite of its name, drycleaning is not completely dry. The clothes get just as wet as a load of wash. The word Dry cleaning came about because the solvents used were not water based, hence the name dryclean. The chemical perc (perchlorethylene) is actually an organic solvent used to maintain and clean clothes in the drycleaning process.

Today 90% of all drycleaners use perc. It is completely non-flammable and non-combustible, of relatively low toxity, and can be efficiently used and recycled.

The drycleaning process begins with pretreatment of stains using special cleaning agents. The pretreatment helps loosen any soil that may be on the fabric so that the perc can be more effective.

During the dryclean process, the clothes are put into a steel basin that is perforated, just like your home washer, which allows the solvent in and then it forces the solvent out in a centrifugal effect, so that the solvent and the dirt it catches can be removed. The perc is then funneled through a filter so that it may be reused. Thus creating low costs for both the drycleaner and the customer!

Drycleaning is important for delicate fabrics that may not do well in washing. Some fabrics do not react well to both soap and water. Reading the care labels is vital in keeping your clothes like new.

Among the advantages of drycleaning is its ability to dissolve greases and soils in a way water cannot. The dryclean process helps your garments stay in a "like new" condition using precautions to prevent loss of color, shrinkage and fabric distortion.


The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) requires that manufacturers attach a permanent care label to textile garments to provide directions for their care. Manufactureres must list at least one method of safe care for a garment. The FTC stipulates that the care label must be easily found and fasten to the garment securely, and will remain legible for the garment's useful life. The label must also warn about any part of the recommended care method that would harm other garments cleaned with it. It must also warn when there is no method for cleaning a garment without damaging it. Symbols may also appear on a care label to supplement written instructions.

If a label indicates dry cleaning, all components of the garment, including the outer shell, lining, buttons, inerfacing, fusing material, and trim should be colorfast and remain unaltered during cleaning. If any such problem occurs, it is the responsibility of the manufacturer. If the manufacturer's instructions are followed and the garment is damaged, the garment should be returned to the store. If the store will not resolve the problem, write to the manufacturer and send a copy of your complaint letter to the FTC. The information you provide the FTC may reveal a pattern or practice requiring the commission's attention.

Sometimes the damage done is caused by the dry cleaner. In this case, the damage garment will be settled with a claim form, prompltly and fairly. If there is some doubt about responsibility, the dry cleaner can send the garment to IFI's Garment Analysis Laboratory. The IFI can determine the precise cause of damage.


  • Once a stain hits your garment bring it in to San Tan as soon as possible. Stains and soils left too long may become permanent.

  • Discuss any stains with Ray or Corey.

  • Keep perfumes, lotions, deodorants, antiperspirants, and other hygiene products away from your clothes. These products likely contain alcohol which will damage some dyes.

  • Protect garment, especially silk, from excessive perspiration, as this can cause dyes to discolor

  • Have matching pieces of an outfit or suit cleaned together so any color fading will be uniformed.

  • Protect your garments from prolonged exposure to direct light.

  • Don't press stained or soiled clothing, as the heat may set some stains.