Laundry & Cleaners
If I drop off my clothes in the morning, when
will they be ready for pick up?
At First Coast Cleaners, we’re on your schedule.
When you drop off your clothes, we’ll ask you
when you need them to be ready. We offer same day service
at all four locations, and if your clothes are in our
store by 9:00 AM, we can have them ready for you by
4:00 PM. If you are in need of faster service, it may
be available, please ask us.
Does First Coast Cleaners Guarantee our work?
Yes! At First Coast Cleaners, we pride ourselves in
our quality. We go out of our way to make sure your
whites are bright, your buttons are in place, and your
clothes are clean and wrinkle free. If you are not satisfied,
please let us know within 2 weeks of pickup so we can
make it right.
Can I store clothes in the plastic bags provided
by the cleaners?
Plastic does not breathe and can therefore trap in moisture,
which deposits on to your garments. First Coast Cleaners
provides these bags to protect your garments during
transportation from the store. Clothes should be stored
in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area. Never store clothes
in a garage or attic.
How important is it to follow the care labels?
Following the care labels on each garment is very important.
These labels are provided by the manufacturer to ensure
the best possible care for your garment, going against
these instructions could cause irreversible damage to
Q. Will dry cleaning shrink my clothes?
The dry cleaning process is carefully controlled by
a professionally trained cleaner. Improper preshrinking
by the manufacturer usually causes excessive shrinkage.
Does frequent dry cleaning shorten the life of a garment?
On the contrary, frequent cleaning prolongs the life
of a garment. Not only do stains set with age, but ground
in dirt and soil act as an abrasive causing the rapid
wear of fibers. In addition, insects are attracted to
soiled clothes and can cause further damage.
Why can the cleaners not remove all stains?
Even the best cleaners cannot remove certain stains.
The nature and age of the stain, plus the color and
construction of the fabric sometimes make stains impossible
to remove without damage to the garment.
Should I use hairspray to remove a ballpoint
Hairspray and water can remove ballpoint ink, but you
may be trading one problem for another. That’s
because hairspray could contain alcohol and oils such
as resins and lanolin. The alcohol in the hairspray
can cause color damage especially on silk; likewise,
oils and other ingredients could lead to additional
If I get a bad stain on my clothes, what should
While there are readily available stain removers on
the market, take extra care when using them. Depending
on the fabric and color of your clothing, using these
popular remedies may cause more harm than good. Let
our expertly trained staff know about your stain and
we’ll do our very best to make your garment look
new again. We pride ourselves in our ability to remove
the tough stains in your clothes.
Does it cost extra to have buttons replaced?
No! We stock custom buttons by the gross to match most
styles and colors. Our professionally trained staff
checks every garment for missing buttons before and
after the cleaning process and replaces them as needed
at no cost to you.
Can you dry clean my fine silk and linen garments?
Yes! First Coast Laundry & Cleaners is a professional
dry cleaning service famous for its expert silk &
linen finishing. We pride ourselves on making your fine
garments stay looking their best.
Do you offer alteration services?
Yes! Our expert seamstress can tackle nearly every alteration.
Please allow for extra processing time.
Do you clean leathers, suede, or furs?
Yes! Please allow for extra processing time.
Do you clean bedspreads and comforters?
Yes! First Coast Cleaners is able to clean most household
items. Extra processing time may be required.
Do you offer wedding gown preservation?
Yes! Both wedding gowns and heirlooms are expertly boxed,
sealed and preserved. Each box has a window panel, allowing
you to view your preserved garment at any time. Please
allow at least a week processing time.
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