We offer a full range of domestic ironing services but the predominant garment ironed is shirts.
All ironing charges are by the piece.
For shirts we charge the same for wash/dry/iron as we do for iron only - we prefer to wash/dry your shirts prior to ironing so as to minimize the amount and degree of creasing our ironing team have to defeat.
For all other garments we charge for iron only - if you want us to wash/dry garments prior to ironing then the appropriate wash/dry/fold charges also apply.
We pride ourselves on offering the highest quality service and would like to share with you some of the tricks we have discovered over the years re ironing of shirts:
if you leave your shirts at a business that does not process them on-site (for example the local corner store): check if they come back with a “wet strength” label attached (typically a colored heavy paper strip, looped and stapled but sometimes a small cloth-like label glued to a hem).
This will almost certainly mean your shirt has been washed in a large machine with many others with little attention to individual cleaning requirements.
We wash each customers shirts separately from all others and give additional attention to any stains the customer points out or we observe ourselves.
check to see if your shirt sleeves have a crease ironed into them.
If they don’t it will probably mean that your shirt has been “ironed” on a shirt finisher – a device designed to improve operator throughput by blowing shirts up like a balloon with high temperature steam – not a very friendly thing to be doing to your shirt seams. If you have access to YouTube search for “shirt finisher” and see for yourself.
We hand iron all our shirts with a high quality iron.
Sydney water has fairly high mineral levels which results in the build up of deposits in any appliance that heats water – for example the brown scale that builds up in your kettle.
With irons this can result in “bullets” of scale being ejected from the iron at unpredictable intervals resulting in hard to remove stains and/or (at worst) holes in shirts. We speak from our early experience with the equipment we inherited when we bought the original business.
We have invested significant time and money to solve this problem and use a 3 stage filter system (final stage being reverse osmosis – the same type of technology used by desalination plants).
We regularly monitor the quality of the water this produces and consistently achieve a 95% reduction in these impurities.