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Can I Wash my Winter Coat at Home?
December 17, 2020 at 8:00 AM
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Winter is here.

You’ve started pulling out your warm winter coats and jackets to enjoy a socially distanced walk with friends.

But just how clean is your winter jacket?

We here at Boston Laundry Inc. see winter coats in an array of conditions. Some are in great shape, and others are pretty questionable. Many people wear their wool, down, and fur jackets throughout the winter season and promptly store them away without proper cleaning. This kind of neglect can lead to material damage, mold and mildew build-up, or worse. But not to worry, we’re here to help.

Boston Laundry Inc. will make sure your coats are in pristine condition for the winter weather. We provide dry cleaning services and repair services too. And with our dry cleaning online booking platform, you can schedule an easy pick up and drop off within 24 hours.

Not sure which jackets to bring in? Here are our top tips for winter weather clothing you should be sure to dry clean.

Anything made of wool should be dry cleaned.

People can unintentionally damage wool in several ways. As it turns out, wool needs to be dry cleaned twice a year - once at the beginning of winter just before you’re going to use it, and again at the end of the winter before you store it away. This ensures the wool is cleaned without damaging the material and keeps the item from shrinking. Rest assured, our experienced team of wool experts will handle your pea coat with care.

Down jackets should be dry cleaned.

Have you ever thought, “Oh, I’ll just throw my down jacket into the washing machine and call it good.”? We cringe at the thought! This strategy can damage your down jacket and also impact the effectiveness of the down. Down is strategically placed throughout your winter jacket to make sure you stay warm. And unless you know how to wash your down jacket without displacing these sections of down, you could make your jacket less effective. A dry cleaner will clean your jacket correctly and maintain proper placement of the down, giving you plenty of warmth for years to come.

Jacket embellishments and fur should be dry cleaned.

People unwittingly damage winter jacket embellishments, such as buttons or fur accents, if they improperly wash items at home. The last thing you want to do is pay for a great winter coat with an awesome accent and accidentally ruin it with your at-home dryer. A dry cleaner will ensure every aspect of your winter coat is correctly cared for, so you won’t have to worry about cuff or collar care.

Regardless of the style of coat, jacket, or winter gear that needs cleaning, Boston laundry Inc. is here to help you keep your items in great condition.

And if you’re in a rush, we’ll have your clothes and outerwear ready for you within 24 hours. We know that this time of year can be hectic too, so just use our handy online ordering platform to schedule a pick up. We’ll be there in no time!

Ready to suit up for winter weather with Boston Laundry Inc.? Contact us today.