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About Medlin-Davis Cleaners

The Company

Welcome to Medlin-Davis Cleaners!  We are a third generation, family owned  company that was started in 1948 and has grown into 11 stores and 6 pick-up and delivery routes covering  Wake  Forest, Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Holly Springs, Morrisville, Fuquay-Varina, Durham, Pittsboro  and Chapel Hill.  We are a full service dry cleaning company that provides our communities an array of services including dry cleaning, laundry, wash, dry & fold, table linens, bed linens, leather garments, comforters, bedspreads, drapes, tailoring, area rugs, wedding gowns and FREE pick up and delivery.  We invite you to peruse our web site to find out more about the services we offer.

The Individual

At Medlin-Davis, we focus on each customer as an individual and every garment that is entrusted to us is treated individually.  We listen and adhere to our customer’s preferences and use the myriad of cleaning technologies at our disposal to ensure the very best care for every garment.

The Environment

With our investment in Greenearth dry cleaning technology, Electrolux Lagoon professional wet cleaning technology and an extensive hanger and poly recycling program, we are the most environmentally friendly cleaners in the area.

Affiliations

  1. Drycleaning and Laundry Institute
  2. North Carolina Association of Cleaners and Launderers
  3. Tuchman Training Group
  • Fran's Cleaning Tips
    Fran's Cleaning Tips

    To remove lipstick from dark fabrics, grab a piece of white bread and remove the crust. You don't have to forgo a sandwich; you can use the heel of the loaf -- no one likes that piece anyway. Wad up the soft center and rub it gently on the stain until it picks up all of the lipstick. Sweep away any leftover crumbs with a clean, soft-bristled brush.

  • Fran's Cleaning Tips
    Fran's Cleaning Tips

    Whether it's on work shirts or Sunday best, staining around the collar can be easily vanquished with a touch of something you're pretty much guaranteed to have in the house -- shampoo. Just pour a little shampoo -- any shampoo will do, even the inexpensive, generic kind -- onto the collar, rub the collar together to work the shampoo in well, and rinse thoroughly. Then launder as usual.

  • Fran's Cleaning Tips
    Fran's Cleaning Tips

    Before you put those summer clothes into storage make sure you get them cleaned. Especially any item that has a stain. Stains will attract insects and they will cause damage to the clothing.

  • Fran's Cleaning Tips
    Fran's Cleaning Tips

    Mistakes we can make Mistake 1: Rubbing stains furiously; This can make the stain worse and possibly wear away the fabric. Instead, be gentle and methodical. Treat the stain as soon as you can; the less time that elapses, the more success you'll have. And always use a white cloth so that colors can't transfer. Dab, rather than rub, working from the outside in to keep the stain contained.

  • Fran's Cleaning Tips
    Fran's Cleaning Tips

    Want to dry your shoes and don’t have a shoe drying rack for your Dryer? Tie your shoe laces together so the knot is at the end. Then close the laces in the door with the knot on the outside and shoes hanging in the dryer....no more loud noises.

  • Fran's Cleaning Tips
    Fran's Cleaning Tips

    Wash in Cold Water: When you switch from using hot or warm water to using cold water, you reduce the energy needed for heating the water. ENERGY STAR estimates that almost 90 percent of the energy used when washing clothes goes to heating water.

  • Fran's Cleaning Tips
    Fran's Cleaning Tips

    Removing paint from children's clothes:- Most paints children end up playing with are water soluble and will easily come out in regular washing. The acrylics and other types of paints are better left to professional cleaners who can get the garments clean and flush out all of the stain removal chemicals used to achieve that end. Any residual stain removal chemicals can harm your child’s skin, so it’s best to leave that kind of work to the pros - us.

  • Fran's Cleaning Tips
    Fran's Cleaning Tips

    Salad Oil Stain? This is the worst because it can yellow with age if not removed. Cover a big spill at the table with absorbent powder. Shake off after supper. Apply a mild detergent mixed with household ammonia, ASAP. Wait 5-10 minutes and wash in the hottest water safe for the fabric.

  • Fran's Cleaning Tips
    Fran's Cleaning Tips

    Forgot that you left wet laundry in the machine and it now smells moldy? Pour a few cups of white distilled vinegar in the machine and wash the clothes in hot water. Then run a normal cycle with detergent.

  • Fran's Cleaning Tips
    Fran's Cleaning Tips

    Red Wine stain? Lightly touch with an absorbent towel to draw up the liquid or put paper towels under the spill. Blotting can spread the stain. After dinner: rinse in cool water; treat with a mild detergent and white vinegar. remember to dab the stain, never rub as this could cause damage to fibres and color loss.