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Proper Bathing Suit Cleaning and Care this Summer

Bathing Suit Care

Summer is here, which means individuals and families will be spending a great deal of time swimming and in the sun. Beach trips, pool parties, backyard gatherings and a whole lot of sunbathing will be time well spent this summer. Of course, everyone is going to want to look their best in their stunning bathing suits which is why the folks here at Jimmy’s Cleaners and Alterations want to share some tips on proper bathing suit cleaning and care so you can look every bit as gorgeous the last time you wear your bathing suit this season as you did the first.

We here at Jimmy’s Cleaners know full well how important your favorite bathing suit is to you and that looking your best at the beach is something you want to enjoy. Your bathing suit will be worn multiple times this summer so in order to avoid that worn out or over worn look, including excessive pills and snags, be sure to practice these important tips.


  • Avoid sitting on rough surfaces when you are wearing your bathing suit. Concrete edges around your inground pool, patio chairs and benches can easily contribute to a weathered, beady look. The lycra in your bathing suit can be easily affected when it comes in contact with these types of surfaces.
  • When it comes time to wash your bathing suit be sure you never scrub the material and never use harsh soaps. You should get in the habit of washing your bathing suit by hand with cool water and a mild detergent and if you want to wash it in a washing machine be sure to only use the gentle cycle.
  • Take every precaution to avoid getting all those harmful suntan oils, lotions and creams on your bathing suit. These products can cause staining and much harm to the fabrics. Here at Jimmy’s Cleaners we know full well how important it is to use a sun tanning product or sunscreen and simply want to give you a heads up on the damage they can do to your favorite bathing suits. With that said, take caution when applying these products and be sure to wash your bathing suit after each wear.


Here at Jimmy’s Cleaners and Alterations we are right there with all our valued clients when it comes to summer fun. Whether backyard barbecues, pool parties, 4th of July fireworks or any other fun-filled summer activities, we know how fun and exciting summer activities can be. Our team of specialists is always on hand to help with the proper care and maintenance of not only your favorite bathing suit but all your favorite, delicate summer garments. We are committed to providing our clients the highest quality products and services and take pride in our highly visible presence in the marketplace today. From dry cleaning and alterations to tailoring and stain removals, our team of professionals handles it all.

If you are in need of specialized, top of the line dry cleaning, alteration or bathing suit cleaning services, then surely you have come to the right place. Be sure to bring your clothing and other fabrics to our trusted facility and let our team of dedicated specialists take care of all your needs. In addition, you can take advantage of our convenient pickup and drop off services as well as our weekly specials. We look forward to serving you and send along wishes from our little family here to yours for a safe and enjoyable summer season ahead.

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