The Shelton family applies more than 100 years' experience in the dry-cleaning business to swiftly cleanse clients? garments at each of their locations? in-house plants. Drop off any garment?from a blazer for work to coveralls for a live reenactment of American Gothic?before 9 a.m. for same-day pickup after 5 p.m., or after 9 a.m. for next-day service. The reliable cleaners? inspection department ensures that dry-cleaned clothes come back looking as crisp as a deep-fried cummerbund, and its gentle solvents, up-to-date equipment, and thoughtful recycling policies help steward the environment. In addition to its dry-cleaning services, Shelton Family Cleaners also provides regular laundry services and specialized wedding gown cleanings. The 7951 Katy Freeway location in Houston also performs alterations and repairs.
Pilgrim Cleaners offers a host of convenient locations and a comprehensive cleaning approach that refreshes garments and can extend their closet lives well into their golden years. Cleaners pore over your clothes before pouring solvent over them, identifying traces of wiper fluid and the fingerprints of clinging tarsiers. Pilgrim's two-bath process cleans clothes tenderly, applying distilled solvent to leave them looking as new and crisp as a gangster baby's three-piece suit. Attentive and always-diligent dry cleaners then step in to hand-finish the job, canvassing garments for misplaced buttons and uranium stains. As with all dry cleaning and mustache trimming services, prices vary according to the size of the job, ranging from $1.89 for men's shirts, $9.99 for dresses, and $11.99 for overalls.
Express Laundry Center's arsenal of dirt-kicking hardware renders clothes anew in a matter of 60 minutes. Row upon row of glistening vessels in all sizes await their bubbly calling, from single load top-loader washers ($1.50 per wash) to 75-pound capacity behemoths ($7.99 per wash). The 30-pound ($.24 per 7 minutes) and 45-pound ($.34 per 7 minutes) dryers can juggle three or four loads and a bar stool, respectively and simultaneously. Large-screen televisions and free WiFi entertain guests, and arcade games and vending machines grudgingly accept outmoded quarters.
The textile technicians at Village Cleaners purify wardrobes using a biodegradable solvent called DF-2000 Fluid. This hypoallergenic, eco-friendly solution is sensitive to the needs of fragile fabrics but still has the muscle to break down dirt, grime, and salad dressing around the collar. A fresh dose of solvent goes into each load, along with fresh soap and a brand new filter, to ensure that clothes emerge from the machine as clean as technologically possible and free of static, odor, and allergens.
But the process doesn’t stop there. Once clothes are clean, the staff will starch shirts if requested and replace any broken or missing buttons at no charge. A final inspection sees to it that no spot or stain escapes back into the world, and alteration, repair, and leather care tends to especially needy garments.
As they launder or dry clean customers’ garments, the cleaning technicians at A-1 Dry Cleaners keep two principles in mind: thoroughness and convenience. They cleanse most garments within 24–48 hours, but more intricate getups—such as a wedding dress or a vintage firefighter's muumuu—may take up to 72 hours.