There are many items today that are made with down or fiberfill materials, all of which require a good deal of delicate and proper care and cleaning. From comforters and sleeping bags to coats and a variety of other cold temperature garments, the list is varied and long. Whether down, which is a natural product, or fiberfill which is a polyester fill material, each are quite effective when it comes to managing and keeping out the cold weather. Although when you clean down fill comforters or other items or fiberfill items of all types you do not typically encounter any problems, garments that are poorly constructed and have insufficient quilting can cause issues. From causing the down to shift, losing its shape and even becoming matted, down fill and fiberfill items need delicate, specialized care.
With that said, the specialists here at Jimmy’s Cleaners and Alterations advise all our valued clients to ensure that when purchasing any type of down or fiberfill garments you make certain that they are all well quilted. To recognize this valuable feature, you should most times see quilting stitches that run both horizontally and vertically with noticeable quilting lines nearly 8 to 10 inches apart. This feature is indicative of items that are sufficiently quilted and will present with a long life span. In addition, you want to take note of the strength of the garment’s overall stitching as well since poorly constructed items that have loose stitching will more often than not allow the down or fiberfill to consistently shift.
When purchasing garments of this type you want to make certain you check for the fullness of the quilted areas of the garments since the thicker the filling the more insulation and comfort you have. When it comes time to clean your down or fiber filled items you should always follow the care label instructions that accompany the item. If ever you have any doubt on how to clean or care for your product, then don’t hesitate to reach out to the professionals here at Jimmy’s Cleaners.
You can certainly ask us for help, especially with your bulky items, like comforters and sleeping bags since they are far too large for your typical home washing machine or dryer. We often recommend to our clients that when it comes time to clean down fill comforters or other items that you simply rely upon our superior products, services and teams. We have, not only the experience and know-how needed to clean them, but all the necessary, innovative equipment as well.
As a matter of principle, air drying your down or fiber filled items does not dry them completely. For the best results, they should be tumble dried at temperatures that do not exceed 140 degrees Fahrenheit. But again, we strongly suggest you leave this important task to us. We are committed and dedicated to keeping your down or fiberfill garments and items looking top notch and like new. We tell all our clients that it is important to clean your down or fiber filled garments at minimum once during their wearing or use season and then one more time before you store them away. We also educate clients on the importance of repairing any rips, tears, snags, or broken clasps on your garments before you store them, which ensures that they are ready to wear and/or use when the next upcoming season arrives.
Finally, to prevent any moisture, fading, mildew, or rusting of any type on your down or fiber filled garments or items, be sure to store the seasonal items in dark, dry storage areas and be sure to store them loosely without compressing them. You should always allow your garments the means to breathe and never, but never store them away in plastic bags.
Summer is here so it’s time for you to care for and clean down fill comforters and other items, and your fiberfill items as well and store them away efficiently and safely until the next season is upon us. Reach out to the professionals here at Jimmy’s Cleaners and let us take the worry out of your down and fiber filled items. Put your trust into the hands of some of the absolute best in the industry today and every day!!