By now, most people have a few questions they ask potential dry cleaners when they’re looking for a new place to press their suit or revitalize their little black dress: “How environmentally friendly are your processes? How quick is your turnaround time? What is your policy on lost or damaged items?” There is, however, one question that very few people are asking, but which will have an enormous impact on your dry cleaning experience: is your cleaning done in-house?
A little-known fact about dry cleaning is that most businesses don’t do their cleaning on premises. For cleaning services in major cities, in-house cleaning is the exception, not the norm. In most cases, after your clothing is checked-in and tagged, it is moved to another location where the actual cleaning and processing take place. It’s very common for different small cleaners in close proximity to all do their processing in a large, central location, or even to be owned by the same large parent corporation.
What’s the problem of cleaners that don’t do their processes in-house? First of all, it greatly slows down the process. Have you ever had a dry cleaner tell you that they need at least two days to clean a dress, the kind of job you could do in forty minutes at your house if it wasn’t dry-cleaned only? The reason for these sorts of things is likely that the cleaners don’t do their services in-house and need the time to ship your clothing to and from wherever it is they do the cleaning. Cut out the middleman and just get your cleaning done by a cleaner that works in-house. By working on our own premises, Pico Cleaners is able to offer you a three-hour turnaround on your cleaning.
Why waste time on what should be simple? Get faster turnarounds by getting your cleaning done in-house.
Even worse than needless delays is the risk of losing an item. When your cleaning is done in-house, your servicers are able to keep track of each piece of clothing that they’re working in. But when your clothes get sent to a huge cleaning facility that services dozens of businesses, your clothing is one in tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of individual pieces that go through their system each day. If your prized Armani suit gets lost between all the moving parts, you can bet you’re not getting it back anytime soon, never mind having it ready for the big presentation on Friday.
Don’t support cookie-cutter dry cleaning services that just offer you the same thing everyone else does. Work with honest, dedicated businesses that do all of their cleaning work in-house. At Pico Cleaners we do all of our work on the premises, and this lets us bring you LA’s fastest, highest quality dry cleaning service!