Below are key dry cleaner and laundry service terms and descriptions that will help you navigate your way through your dry cleaner and laundry services from beginning to end.
fabric odor removal
This is the process of removing odors from fabric. Many different odors can be removed from fabrics, leather, rugs, purses, etc. including odors from pets and urine.
also known as odor removal, odor remover, odors, pet odor removal, carpet odor removal,
shirt laundry services
Shirt laundry services is service offered by dry cleaner businesses that launders the shirt, mends rips or tears in the fabric, adds buttons as needed, irons or presses the shirt, and finally hangs it on a hanger so that it is ready for use.
also known as shirt laundry, laundry services, pickup laundry service, wash and fold laundry service, drop off laundry service, wash and fold, delivery laundry service
table and bed linen dry cleaning
Dry cleaner businesses offer table and bed linen dry cleaning. Many comforters and linens require special cleaning techniques in order to preserve the handiwork, quilting, or unique designs of the fabric.
leather and suede cleaning
Because of its delicate nature, suede leather should be professionally cleaned every two years by a laundry business. This is the most effect way to ensure the safety of the fabric.
also known as leather suede cleaner, suede dry cleaning, suede cleaning, suede and leather cleaning, leather and suede cleaner, leather cleaning, cleaning suede leather, suede cleaning tips
wedding gown preservation
Wedding gown preservation should be done by a professional laundry cleaning service. Most dry cleaners will hand clean along the hem, neckline and underarms to remove dirt, mud , grass stains, asphalt parking lot oil, etc. Any other stains and spots are specifically treated to gently remove them from the gown. The garment is also treated to keep is from yellowing over time. After it is cleaned, it is steamed and hand pressed, shaped, sealed to keep the insects away, and finally placed in a windowed preservation box.
also known as wedding gown cleaning, wedding gown preservation company
green dry cleaners and laundry services
Green dry cleaner and laundry services are laundry businesses that use environmentally friendly products to clean fabrics. These products are proclaimed to be better for your health, the environment, and the cleaning performance overall.
also known as green dry cleaning, dry cleaners
dry cleaning delivery and pick up services
For the convenience of the customer, many dry cleaning companies provide pick up and delivery of your laundry. Though most dry cleaning companies provide this service as a courtesy, you will want to check with your laundry company of choice to see if there are any additional charges for the service.
also known as laundry pick up service, delivery dry cleaning, dry cleaning pick up and delivery, dry cleaning delivery service
one hour dry cleaning
One hour dry cleaning services refer to a company’s ability to launder your clothing in an hour. Typically this refers to regular laundry rather than specialty laundry such as drapery, leather, etc.
same day dry cleaning
Same day dry cleaning refers to a company’s ability to laundry your clothing in one day. Typically this refers to regular laundry such as pants or shirts rather than drapery, leather, etc.
also known as same day dry cleaners
environmentally friendly dry cleaning (eco-friendly dry cleaners)
Environmentally friendly dry cleaning, also known as ec-friendly dry cleaning, refers to a cleaning process that uses chemicals that are not harmful to the environment or to your health.
also known as environmentally friendly dry cleaners, dry cleaning alternatives
organic dry cleaning services
Organic dry cleaning services use non-toxic alternatives and a food-grade level of carbon dioxide. Clothes cleaned in an organic process dry instantly, are cool to the touch, and have no odor. Organic dry cleaning is considered healthier for the consumer as well as those who work in the cleaning plant.
also known as organic dry cleaning, organic dry cleaners, green dry cleaning
mobile dry cleaners
Mobile dry cleaners pick up your dirty laundry and return it after it has been freshly laundered. Oftentimes this service is provided at no extra charge and saves you, the customer, the time it takes to drop off and pick up your laundry.
commercial laundry services
Commercial laundry services are businesses that provide professional dry cleaning and laundry services for you, the customer.
also known as laundry service, commercial laundry, hospital laundry service, pick up laundry service
residential laundry services
Residential laundry services are professional laundry companies that provide service to individuals. Often laundry is washed for the customer and charged by the pound. This service is provided for the purpose of helping individuals and families with the everyday household chore of general laundry.
also known as house cleaning, residential cleaning service, maid service, laundromat
industrial laundry services
An industrial laundry service provides commercial service for industries such as hospitals. It cleans and rents clothing such as uniforms, head coverings, and shoe coverings.
wedding dress dry cleaning
Wedding dress dry cleaning is a service provided by most laundry companies. The wedding dress is cleaned by hand in order to preserve its delicacy. Stains are carefully removed and the garment’s original color is maintained.
also known as wedding dress preservation, wedding dress cleaning, wedding dress cleaning and preservation, how to clean a wedding dress
Laundry companies provide the service of pressing and ironing your garments to maintain their shape and remove wrinkles.
also known as steam pressing, pressing services
clothing alteration services
Many laundry businesses provide clothing alterations for you the customer in order to modify a poorly sized garment into one that fits appropriately, using materials and techniques that preserve the original condition of the garment.
also known as clothing alterations, clothes alterations, dress alterations, alterations, alteration services, suit alterations, clothing alteration, pants alterations, tailor alterations
Dry cleaning companies remove a variety of stains including dry stains that tend to be created by products other than water such as oil and wet stains—stains that are water-based.
also known as laundry stain removal, best stain remover
When you drop off your laundry at a dry cleaner company, it is inspected for stains and the source of the stain is determined in order to decide which method of stain removal should be used. If the stain could alter the appearance of the fabric, you the customer are notified before the process is begun in order to let you know that the fabric may not maintain its original appearance after the stain is removed.
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Clothing repair refers to the process of mending your garments that are dropped off at a laundry company. These repairs include tears, rips and missing buttons.