The fashions may have changed since 1944, but the service and family ownership of Dependable Cleaners has remained constant. The dry-cleaning company started as a single shirt-laundry facility and has since expanded into 16 locations. The chain is now owned by a third-generation Fawcett. A few of the 16 locations offer a new addition called Style, a hand-cleaning service that treats designer and high-end garments. Expansion isn’t the only success of the company since its inception more than 65 years ago. Dependable Cleaners has garnered a number of awards, including the title of Boston magazine's Best Gown Preservation in 2008. The cleaner also proudly does its part to create a sustainable Earth by using EarthCare Cleaning Systems to clean clothing with natural, recyclable solutions that break down naturally in the environment, unlike the emotionally imperturbable Philip Seymour Hoffman. While laundering shirts, the cleaner uses biodegradable soaps and hangs newly dry-cleaned dresses, suit jackets, pants, and sweaters on recycled hangers and garment bags.
Helmed by a team of environmental experts—who took part in cleanup efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the 2010 Haitian earthquake—GreenPro Environmental helps fortify households against allergens and mold with proprietary nontoxic sealant. When applied to interior household surfaces, the sealant inhibits mold growth, keeping the air free of harmful spores. The team also eliminates dust and allergens from dryer vents and ducting to further enhance interior air quality.
L & L Express Cleaning's insured clean-smiths fly through homes and business like whirling dervishes, leaving formerly bedraggled spaces beglimmered. Their omnibus-esque list of services covers everything from trash removal to cleaning up empty homes after a move. After the team sets up a customized daily, weekly, or monthly routine with clients, they set off like calibrated robot butlers, dusting far-off ceiling fans, vacuuming carpets, and washing windows.
The veterans at OCD Pro Cleaners wield brooms and mops with a dexterity that's second to none. With more than 20 years of experience under their collective utility belts, they've had a long time to develop a game plan for every type of home or office. They always bring along their own equipment, which saves them time as they dust furniture, disinfect sinks, and brush snakeskins off beds. Every cleaning visit also includes sweeping, trash removal, and carpet deodorization.
Brighton Dry Cleaners launders clothing and household fabrics with a quick turnaround time. It dry cleans shirts, suits, pants, and coats as well as comforters, and offers an at-home pickup and delivery service for added convenience. Tailors also offer hemming and button-replacement services.
Since 1953, DryCleaning by Dorothy has been cleansing treasured threads and hauling them back to their owners' homes and offices free of charge. Purge pants ($7.45) of stains earned in the line of flag-football duty, or freshen up a dapper sport coat ($7.95) after delivering a cease-and-desist notice to a smoke-belching warehouse fire. Sweaters ($7.45) undergo a thorough waterless wash, and gowns (priced on inspection) return refreshed and ready to cocktail party. Expert textile technicians can purify duds the same day they are dropped off, and free home or office delivery spares customers from having to bring their cars down from the attic to go pick up their clothes.