For most of our clothing we simply check the tag and allow that to make the decision as to whether or not we send it to the cleaners or throw it in the wash, but the truth is there are benefits to dry cleaning.
Dry Cleaning Helps to Remove Tough Stains
One of the biggest benefits of dry cleaning is the ability to remove the toughest stains that water is unable to. Our highly trained specialists will remove stains with the utmost care for your garment. Once your clothes are affected by stains it is recommended to get them dry cleaned as soon as possible to prevent the stain from oxidizing.
Dry Cleaning Can Increase the LifeSpan of Your Garments
Some delicate fabrics such as silk or linen do not do well with wet cleaning. We recommend dry cleaning these types of fabrics to have your garments looking as new as possible! We follow strict guidelines according to the labels on your garments to make sure they come back to you looking better than ever.
Dry Cleaning Keeps Colors Colorful
Certain colored fabrics lose their original shine when washed with other fabrics or colors. Keep your dress shirts crisp white by giving them to the dry cleaners. We use specific solvents to ensure your garments stay their original color and look as new as possible.
Dry Cleaning is Convenient
Dry cleaners have different solutions for every stain, fabric and any other problem that is affecting your garments. Instead of purchasing multiple stain removers you can save time and money by scheduling your next order for dry cleaning!
We at We Deliver Laundry want to help you save yourself a trip to the dry cleaners by picking up your dry cleaning for FREE. Click HERE and we can pick it up with your wash and fold order or separately either way we are ready to handle your dry cleaning.
The top 4 questions you need answered from the CDC regarding your laundry and the coronavirus.
Q: How long can Coronavirus live on your clothes?
The CDC says that “Current evidence suggests that novel coronavirus may remain viable for hours to days on surfaces made from a variety of materials. Cleaning of visibly dirty surfaces followed by disinfection is a best practice measure for prevention of COVID-19 and other viral respiratory illnesses in households and community settings.”
Right now there isn’t enough information on the exact time coronaviruses can live on fabric but if we look at other viruses such as influenza virus we know that they are able to live for up to 4 hours on soft fabrics such as clothes.
Q: Should I change my clothes when I come home after being outside?
We recommend changing your clothes immediately when you come home and have some “home clothes” around that you can change into. The reason for this being you don’t want to spread germs that you’ve unknowingly picked up from being outside.
Q: How do I do my laundry if someone in my house or I get sick?
If someone in your household falls ill, you are able to wash their clothes with your own, according to the CDC, but do not shake the dirty laundry as particles from the laundry are able to spread. Wear protective gloves if possible while handling the laundry and dispose after each wash. If gloves are not available wash your hands after touching dirty laundry. If your washing machine has a sanitizing option, we recommend using it before and after each wash to kill the virus. The CDC recommends washing your clothes at the highest possible temperature for each wash in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendation for your clothes. Don’t forget to wash the hamper or laundry bag the dirty laundry has been sitting in as well. If you are sharing towels and linens with other people or pets in your household we recommend washing them as often as possible.
Even if you are not sick, we recommend washing at the very minimum towels and sheets that are being used frequently at home. Since mostly everyone is working from home the amount of clothing being worn is probably significantly less.
Q: What products should you use to do your laundry?
According to the CDC, these EPA registered disinfectants are safe to use against emerging enveloped viral pathogens.
For a complete list of EPA registered disinfectants click the link below.
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Is it safe to go to the laundromat at this time?
The CDC says that the coronavirus “can be spread mainly from person-to-person and between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet). It can also be spread “through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.”
The CDC recommends limiting unnecessary non essential trips at this time but good hygiene is extremely important as well. Laundromats are considered one of the few essential businesses that can stay open during this time and for good reason.
We recommend if you have to go to laundromat following these guidelines :
- Going at a quiet time
- Keeping a safe distance (CDC recommends 6 feet) from other patrons
- Wiping down surfaces with a disinfecting wipe or spray – the virus can stay on hard surfaces for unto 3 days
- Wearing gloves if possible while handling dirty laundry
- Using the sanitizing option on the washing machine if it has one
- Not touching your face while doing your laundry
- Washing your laundry bag/hamper that carries the dirty laundry
If you have access to a Laundry pickup and delivery service, it is recommended to use professionals to properly disinfect your laundry. Laundry services follow high cleaning standards which are able to keep them safe and do your laundry efficiently. If you are able to, request a no contact delivery with the driver/ handler and have them leave the laundry at your doorstep/ lobby. Always ask if the driver/ handler is using gloves and ask for your laundry bag to be washed as well.
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Press Play and take a look at a practice we’ve always done to keep your laundry safe, which is now more important than ever. Our Sanitizing Option on our machines that we utilize before and after every wash. Let us handle your laundry with the utmost safety and care at this time.
With everything that is happening right now how you take care of your laundry is even more important than ever before. We have compiled the Top 8 Tips for handling laundry according to the CDC.
- Wipe down surfaces with a disinfecting wipe or spray – if you are in your laundry room at home or at a laundromat. Novel coronavirus can stay on hard surfaces for unto 3 days.
- Wash your laundry bag/hamper that carries the dirty laundry
- Not touching your face while doing your laundry
- Wear gloves if possible while handling dirty laundry
- Do not shake the dirty laundry as particles from the laundry are able to spread
- If your washing machine has a sanitizing option, we recommend using it before and after each wash to kill the virus
- Wash your clothes at the highest possible temperature for each wash in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendation for your clothes
- If you are sharing towels and linens with other people or pets in your household we recommend washing them as often as possible
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Do you find yourself pressed for time, surrounded by piles of laundry, lawns to cut, kids to get to school, dogs to groom and dinner to cook? You aren’t alone. Most East Coasters probably relate to feeling like they have more to do than they have time for in a day. This stressful feeling doesn’t exactly lend itself to finding happiness, nor does stressing out lead to more time, but luckily, your situation isn’t hopeless. In fact, we have a solution.
With We Deliver Laundry, you will find yourself with something more than just folded laundry, you will find yourself with extra time. Studies show that extra time can actually increase levels of happiness. An article from Science Daily mentions, “The study, led by researchers at the University of British Columbia and Harvard Business School, suggests that using money to buy free time — such as paying to delegate household chores like cleaning and cooking–is linked to greater life satisfaction.” The article goes on to discuss that while someone might feel as chore outsourcing could be a form of laziness, they suggest thinking of it as “buying [your] way out of unpleasant experiences.”
The funny thing is, even though it is shown that outsourcing chores or undesired tasks can increase time and happiness, many consumers chose not to invest in saving time, but rather continue to buy material products.
Additionally, the article shows “the benefits of buying time aren’t just for wealthy people.” While spending extra money to have someone else do your laundry might seem like an extravagance, it’s really not. You’re simply allowing yourself to be less stressed. You’re allowing for more time to exercise, to spend time with your kids, to walk your dog, to cook dinner, to help the kids with homework. Who sits back in their rocking chair at age 85 reflecting back on all the laundry they folded? If you’re already going to pay for a washing machine, a dryer, detergent every month, maintenance on the machines, electricity, water, and anything else that comes up, why not just pay to have your laundry done for you? That would mean no more sorting, stain treating, label reading, worrying about garment damage, waiting for the machine to be finished, folding, sorting socks…you get it!
Imagine with us a world where you wake up on clean sheets, put on clothes folded just the way you like them, and dry your hair with fresh towels. In this world, you didn’t have to do any of that laundry. Everything was done as you requested, picked up and delivered from your doorstep. While your laundry was being washed by specialists, you hosted a luncheon for your dearest friends, maybe you had a beach day with your cute cocker spaniel, next, you took your granddaughter to her wedding dress fitting, for dinner, you made your mother’s ratatouille recipe, and before you went to sleep, you finally got past page 45 of that Daphne Du Maurier novel you started last summer.
At We Deliver Laundry, we care about you. We know you have a life to live and we want you to look good and feel good while living it. We want to allow you to have extra time for the things that matter. We want you to be happy and stress free. Life is beautiful, especially when you have one less chore to do.