Charleen "Char" Gagliardi owes her life to dry cleaning. In 1937, her parents bought a red bungalow on McHenry Avenue and opened up Deluxe Cleaners. The business kept Char's dinner plate full and her wardrobe natty as a youth, and it became her bread and butter 40 years later, when she left her career as a teacher to continue her parent's legacy. With the help of her husband, Carl, Char built a laundry room and initiated free pickup and delivery service, and the couple joined the Lions Club to share their work ethic and the free wattage emanating from their luminous smiles with the community.
Char and Carl now watch proudly as their daughter, Pam, follows a familiar path to happiness. Pam began learning the ins and outs of Deluxe Cleaners when she was 13. She has since modernized its gadgets with the support of her husband, and she designed an invisible fairy-wing steamer at the behest of her three children. Three generations of know-how inform their technique, which relies on petroleum-based solvent to clean fine garments and household textiles such as rugs and bedding without damaging the environment.
The crew at Martinizing Valley Dry Cleaning runs a detail-driven service in order to make dry cleaning as convenient as possible for each of its clients. With more than 45 years of experience behind it, the business has 13 locations in California and two in Arizona. At each one, garments are sent through a 13-step process, which can end in home delivery. In addition to a commitment to their customers, the staff members are committed to the environment, using ecofriendly solutions, which leave a refreshing scent.
Named Favorite Dry Cleaner by Modesto Bee readers in 2010, Del Rio Cleaners wins fans by treating attire and bedding using earth-friendly products and processes. The stain-busting staff can re-crisp men's shirts ($2.60) and refresh cozy sweaters ($7). Two-piece suits ($12.70) receive an extra dose of dapper, and freshness retires to bed following the thorough cleaning of comforters ($25), bedspreads ($23.75), and over-counted sheep. Legs can swing free and easy beneath rejuvenated dresses ($10.25), snuggle inside newly cleaned pants ($5.75), or envy arms ensconced in jackets ($6.25). Free of petroleum and air contaminants, the GreenEarth process cleans clothes without harming the air, water, or other colors' feelings.
At Country Club Dental, dentists use advanced technologies to keep chompers healthy and gleaming. They reveal the inner condition of teeth with low-radiation digital x-rays and intraoral cameras that magnify images up to 16 times. Then, they perform precise treatments that range from Zoom teeth whitening to dental implants. Amenities such as flat-screen televisions keep patients comfortable and entertained during appointments.
The bilingual team of thread washers at Sno White Cleaners wields chemical cleaning agents to deterge delicate duds and press body-swathing garments into crease-free outfits. Extirpate coffee stains from a pair of pants ($5) or ketchup-made scarlet Hs from shirts ($2.25). Or, have suit coats ($5) and suits ($10–$12) cleansed of a new-money smell or old-money gold chipping. Like monarchism, Sno White Cleaners has been in business for 35 years.
Code 3 Cleaners' seasoned staff spruces up garbs and household textiles through professional laundry, dry-cleaning, and alteration services. Dry cleaners eschew water in favor of a chemical solvent to wrest stains from fine fabrics; the laundering and hand-washing specialists use top-quality detergents and softeners. After washing, they carefully sort and fold spotless duds into neat piles or crisp airplanes. A pickup and delivery option accommodates clients who are busy or who have no clean pants left to wear.