Committed to truly green practices, Blu White Cleaners freshens up soiled duds with chemical-free wet-cleaning processes that deodorize and clean finicky fabrics. Using biodegradable detergents, staffers soak shirts ($1.85–$2.15), pants ($6.50–$7.50), suits ($12.95–$14.95), dresses ($11.95–$14.95) and other garments in a water-based cleaning solution that provides a CEPA-approved alternative to harsh dry-cleaning chemicals that is safe for fabrics too delicate for machine washings or wind scrubbings from busy skydivers. De-soiled duds can be picked up within 72 hours, allowing patrons to keep wardrobes stocked with outfits as sparkling and fresh as a germaphobe's disco ball.
Recognized by the county and city of San Mateo as a Bay Area Green Business, Press On Cleaners utilizes green practices that rid duds of dirt and odors without causing harm to humans or the environment. Its Professional Wet Cleaning system needs no toxic chemicals or solvents to get the job done, and the company’s commitment to biodegradable detergents and recycled hangers and poly bags decreases its carbon footprint. Customers can also schedule pickup and delivery for services that they use regularly, eliminating the hassle of driving to retrieve their formalwear, household linens, or leather.
There's a reason Laundry Locker was named Best Dry Cleaner by the SF Weekly Readers' Poll every year from 2010 to 2013. Public drop-off locations and secure lockers in more than 900 area apartment and office buildings allow customers to safely stow their clothing and place orders via their Android or iPhone app. Drivers then retrieve the bundles and deliver them to a 10,000-square-foot facility where eco-friendly, high-efficiency technologies infuse dry-cleaning and washing services. Then, as quick as the next day, the attendants return the garments to the drop-off location and notify the customer. And these cleaners don't limit themselves to linens alone: the staff can restore shoes' shine by applying two coats of lotion or dipping them in molten silver.
The skilled technicians at Sonia's Dry Cleaners restore sullied shirts and pantsuits to store-fresh conditions, protecting clothes as well as the environment with GreenEarth cleaning solutions free of perchloroethylene and hydrocarbons. In addition to purifying textile pores and decoding hieroglyphic messages on Christmas sweaters, Sonia's Dry Cleaners sews patches onto tattered jeans and performs custom alterations to ensure a perfect fit. Understanding that not all wardrobes consist entirely of cotton and other easily washable materials, the technicians also specialize in the care of leather garments, purses, and wedding gowns.
Spin your sauciest spaghetti with haste and utter disregard for the cleanliness of your clothes. Today’s Groupon gets you $40 worth of dry-cleaning services at The Wash Club on Frederick Street for $20. Wash Club’s fashion hygienists will free you from the crippling fear of spills and stains that have kept you on the sidelines of life’s messiest treats.The Wash Room (13 episodes): Set in a Baltimore laundromat that was more community center than cleaning business, this sitcom starred Jackie Hartley as wise-cracking laundress Ruth Givens. From her perch behind the laundry counter, Ruth would dispense advice and crack wise with local do-nothings like Marvin and Sleepy Pete, and memorable guest stars like Joe Namath.
GreenStreets Cleaners uses more eco-friendly dry-cleaning solvents than traditional formulas. Although, because even these greener solvents release hydrocarbon by-products, GreenStreets goes the extra mile by using machines that capture and store all of the hydrocarbons until a licensed recycling company can neutralize them. The business’s commitment to environmental responsibility doesn’t stop there. Wash-and-fold laundry services get clothes clean with a plant-derived laundry detergent made exclusively from sprouts that live long and happy lives before they are harvested. Clients who return their plastic dry-cleaning bags and wire hangers get a 10-cent credit for the eco-friendly practice, and all of the company’s delivery services are furnished by fuel-efficient vehicles.