Many Cleaners Do More Than the Wash Here Are Some Lesser-Known Services
We specialize in taking quality care of your garments, which (with today's busy lifestyle) is a relief because laundry is one less chore you want to deal with at home. The beauty of dropping your clothes off with us is how convenient it is. We do the work, and when you come back your clothes are ready to wear. But the convenience we provide doesn't end there. We also offer lesser-known services that many customers may not have noticed or given much thought to before. Here are a few of the extras a we can provide:
Wedding Gowns We can package these precious possessions for a sentimental keepsake or for future use. This service requires a great deal of responsibility on the part of the cleaner and the customer. Alterations We can save you a bundle if your body changes shape or size. By altering your garments you can save the time and money of going out and purchasing a new wardrobe. This is also a popular item for heirloom wedding gowns, provided the gown has been packaged and stored properly. Waterproofing We have access to some of the most powerful water repellents on the market. Stay dry by taking your wet-weather gear in for a tune-up regularly or after particularly harsh use. Storage We can store your garments in a vault, offering protection from insects, fire, flood, burglary, and mildew damage. This is great for customers with little storage space at home. Old Glory We proudly clean the American flag without charge. This service is usually not advertised but is available 365 days per year. We have been giving this service away for many years, though very few flags came in on a regular basis.
Shoe Repair While James Brown may never have run out of soul, shoes are a different story. Re-soleing and mending are inexpensive alternatives to buying a replacement pair of shoes, especially during an economic downturn. Household Textiles We don't just clean clothes. We also process household items such as blankets, comforters, decorative pillows, rugs, and even upholstery and draperies. Restoration In addition to preservation, we specialize in the restoration of old wedding gowns, heirloom items, and antique textiles. These items often are very delicate and require great care. Our restoration specialists have the expertise to take in these items, although the level they can restore them to depends on their condition at the time they are brought in. It is not uncommon, though, to restore a wedding gown originally worn by a bride-to-be's grandmother well enough that the bride can wear it on her wedding day. Extending the Life of Garments Frequent cleaning prolongs the life of a garment. Stains set with age, making the garment unwearable, and ground-in dirt and soil act as an abrasive, like sandpaper, causing rapid wear of fibers. Also, insects are attracted to soiled clothes and will cause further damage.
Buttons & Minor Repairs We repair loose buttons or sew on new ones, if necessary. Minor repairs are done at no charge. We throw this bonus in to save you the worry of mending your wardrobe.
Most people are well aware of the cleaning services we offer in relation to clothing. There are many other services available.
Tampa Laundry Company is Tampa’s premier dry-cleaning establishment. Amy Martinez-Monfort founded Tampa Laundry Company in 2015. Lou D’Autorio is a 30 year industry veteran and Certified both as Professional and Environmental Dry Cleaner. Our commitment to quality is second to none. Tampa Laundry Company is a proud member of the Drycleaning & Laundry Institute (www.DLIonline.org).