Read care instruction labels of clothes. Check garment materials and any handle-with-care signs. If these are made of materials which cannot be washed in water, they have to be sent to a dry cleaner.
If there are any stains, mark them by rough stitches with a white thread. If you know what caused the stains, you should tell the cleaner about them. In the case of two-piece or three-piece suits, they should be sent together to the cleaner for best results.
Empty all pockets.
If you find an open seam or a button missing, mend them yourself or ask the cleaner to do so. In the case special buttons are used, take these off the clothes before sending them to the cleaner.
Keep your receipt.
When cleaned clothes are returned, check the finish thoroughly. If you find the cleaning to be unsatisfactory or find any damage, inform the cleaner promptly.
Remove the plastic film cover from the clothes, air them in shade for a while before putting them in the closet.
Bring your garments in for professional cleaning as soon as possible after staining occurs. Stains or soils left too long may become permanent.
Discuss any stains with your cleaner.
Keep perfumes, lotions, deodorants, antiperspirants, and other toiletries away from your clothes. These products likely contain alcohol which will damage some dyes.
Protect garment, especially those made of silk, from excessive perspiration, as this can cause dyes to discolor.
Have matching pieces of an ensemble cleaned together so any color fading will be consistent.
Protect your garments from prolonged exposure to direct light.
Don't press stained or soiled clothing, as the heat may set some stains.