Summer is in full swing! That always means lots of fun in the sun. From backyard, poolside parties to fun-filled trips to the ocean and the beach, summer activities are well under way. You will be donning that favorite piece of summer attire over and over again. Here at Jimmy’s Cleaners & Alterations we take tremendous pride in all our premier dry-cleaning services and in the summer time give favor to our top-rated bathing suit care services. We know full well how much your favorite bathing suit means to you, which is why we take appropriate care in cleaning and servicing all your beach attire.
Bathing suits worn over and over again, summer after summer, when not properly cleaned and maintained start showing their age quickly. One of the telltale signs that your bathing suit has lived a long life is the presence of those annoying little pills, excessive snags in the fabric and countless dangling threads that are a definite eye sore.
With summer upon us the folks here at Jimmy’s Cleaners & Alterations wanted to share with all our valued clients some important tips for proper bathing suit care and maintenance. Taking these precautions will certainly help to keep these annoying occurrences from happening to your bathing suit and keeping your bathing suit looking just like new.
First and foremost, never sit directly on any type of rough surfaces when wearing only your bathing suit. Surfaces such as the concrete edge of the inground pool, outdoor benches, wooden patio chairs and the likes can all contribute to that worn, beady look. These surfaces can easily cause the lycra in your bathing suit to snap and stretch out and begin to look quite unsightly and worn out.
Next, when washing your bathing suit at home never ever scrub the fabric. You should only gently swish or cycle the bathing suit in a very mild laundry detergent with a bit of white vinegar and then be sure to rinse the garment very well. Preferably you should wash and rinse your delicate bathing suit with cool water rather than water that is too warm.
Finally, though most people rely heavily upon wearing suntan oils and lotions for protecting their skin from the very harmful UV rays of the sun, these products can greatly stain and even ruin your precious favorite bathing suit. You should take necessary steps to avoid direct contact of these products to your swim suit. Sunscreen is essential to safe and healthy summer beach tanning, but can be quite detrimental to your bathing suit. So, we highly recommend you use caution when using suntan oils and lotions. Don’t forget, as a little side thought, that when using sunscreen dermatologists and doctors highly recommend the use of a product with a minimum SPF of 30.
Here at Jimmy’s Cleaners & Alterations we are well aware of the many summer activities that our valued clients engage in. From swimming and sunbathing, to backyard barbecues and many summer sports, which is why we are committed and dedicated to providing appropriate care and maintenance to all your summer apparel. Our top-rated bathing suit care services along with our abundant other dry cleaning and alteration services have earned us a spot at the top of the charts here in Franklin as your go to company for all your dry cleaning and alteration needs. With that said, our friendly and professional team of technicians remains steadfast in providing the best all round dry-cleaning services this side of Tennessee.
If you are in need of any type of dry cleaning services or alterations then we are the team for you. Bring your apparel on down to our facility and let us take care of your every need. If time is not on your side, don’t forget to take advantage of our convenient pick-up and drop-off services as well as our weekly specials. We look forward to serving you and send along wishes for a fun-filled and safe summer season ahead!!