Lack of time in today’s busy world is probably the primary reason for outsourcing your laundry needs. Nowadays the joint family situation is increasingly becoming defunct, and more and more families are living in small, nuclear units. Among younger couples, both husband and wife work in offices or run their own business, and this leaves them with virtually no time to take care of their laundry. Working couples with young children face a more difficult situation attending to the children’s education, meals, extra-curricular activities, and so on. Modern day families thus have no time to do their laundry on their own. They need to outsource it to outside agencies.
The next important reason to outsource your laundry is the application of the specific cleaning method needed to clean specific fabrics and specific dirt stains thereon. Thus, cottons, silks, polyesters, georgettes, wools, leathers, etc., all need specific cleaning applications. Home laundry cannot take care of specific applications for the above specific fabrics. These need special expertise in chemical science generally and dirt removal particularly. Laundry services employ highly trained staff who are experts in the science of chemical cleaning of clothes, as well as in chemical waste disposal. As a result, your clothes receive the best treatment for removing dirt from them, and hazardous chemical pollution in the environment is greatly minimized. The cleaning process uses highly sophisticated machines that ensure that garments are treated with the care they deserve. Hence, outsourcing your laundry to a professional cleaner takes care of the specific needs of each item of your laundry and ensures that your clothes, upholstery, curtains and carpets enjoy a long shelf life.
Another major reason to outsource your laundry is the cleaning of ethnic wear. Ethnic wear such as lehngas, cholis, dupattas, jackets, waistcoats, etc., need to be cleaned with a great deal of care. Such clothes come in a variety of colours and fabrics, and often such variety of colours and fabrics are tailored in the same outfit. There are ornamentations in many of these, such as gold, silver and zari. Most ethnic wear is expensive and worn on special occasions. They need to look new whenever they are worn. Thus, only a professional laundry can provide the resources to handle your ethnic wear in just the right way.
Ironing is another important reason to outsource your laundry to a professional laundry service. Ironing is an art that requires knowledge and experience with folding, temperature control, types of fabrics, methods of ironing, and so on. Ironing washed clothes is important because it has the effect of removing germs and bacteria that might still be left over in the clothes after the wash. Professional laundry services offer a variety of ironing processes, such as steam ironing in which the iron releases a fine spray of steam over the clothes to be pressed, and when it is passed over the fabric the hot iron straightens the threads to give fabrics the “ironed” look. Synthetic fabrics such as polyester and rayon need to be covered with a cotton sheet, and then ironed. A lot of ethnic wear only need what is called “polishing.” Professional laundry services study the manufacturer’s label to decide the type of ironing to be used.