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Clean Your Curtains in November
November is a great time to give your curtains a proper cleaning. Curtains are known to attract dust and absorb odors from your home. If you choose to clean them at home, please make sure to check for a care label before you try cleaning them. It is always best for them to be professionally dry cleaned or wet cleaned.
When cleaning at home you will be limited to “spot clean” only or washing in a gentle cycle in your washing machine. If you decide to wash them please make sure your machine is on the most delicate cycle. We never recommend drying curtains after washing in water as they can shrink easily with heat. When your wash cycle is done you can stretch the curtain flat and hang to dry.
Dry cleaning is also a common method effective in cleaning curtains. We will safely assess the best way to clean your curtains and clean them in the best way possible.
Anytime you clean curtains there are always risks associated with the process. Although not frequent, the most common risks include shrinkage of the lining or outer layer, color transfer if the dye is not colorfast, and weaknesses in the material “giving out” during the process. Sun and dust are the two biggest risks to long-term damage to curtains. When cleaning at home or with a professional the damage will likely occur during the cycle itself. Although measures will take place to avoid risk while cleaning, there is no guaranteed way to know or prevent the damage from occurring during the cleaning cycle.
Please note: Always check the care label first. It is important to know how curtains can be safely cleaned. Consult with a professional if you have any questions.
Current Modified Schedule
*Top post will remain the most current*
All locations are open M-F 7A-7PM and Saturday 9AM-4PM
5324 Cameron Road (Austin)
11126 Jollyville Road (Austin)
8400 Brodie Lane (Austin)
500 W William Cannon (Austin)
7435 Burnet Rd (Austin)
3411 N Lamar Blvd (Austin)
2614 S Lamar Blvd (Austin)
3810 Gattis School Road (Round Rock)
110 N. IH 35 Ste 250 (Round Rock)
13011 Shops Parkway #200 (Bee Cave)
3652 Bee Cave Rd. (West Lake Hills, TX)
900 N Austin Ave (Georgetown)
850 N Bell Blvd (Cedar Park)
12218 Ranch Road 620N #101 (NW Austin/Cedar Park)
Monday-Friday: 7 AM-7 PM
Saturday: 9 AM-4 PM
*Curbside service is available in addition to our standard lobby service. Please call our store when you arrive and our staff can collect dropoffs or bring your clean order to your car.
Gift Cards are available for sale online!
- Is it safe to clean my clothing at the cleaners? Yes! Dry cleaning is effective in killing viruses on clothing. We have also made several changes to the way we transact in-store to reduce contact. We’ve installed clear protection shields in all stores. Staff also will wear gloves and a mask at all times. Click here to learn more.
- Where can I find the most up-to-date information on my store? All updates will also be available and posted on Google, our website, and on our social media sites.
- Do you offer pickup and delivery? Although Rick’s does not have a pick-up and delivery option, our sister company, Ian’s Cleaners, offers free pick up and delivery to your home. They offer full-service laundry, dry cleaning, and a wash/dry/fold option (replaces “at-home” laundry) for $1.99/lb. In addition to reducing contact, it is an incredibly convenient service. Orders can be placed online 24/7.
Brown Santa at Rick’s Cleaners Through December 21
Rick’s Cleaners is excited to announce our annual partnership with Travis County Brown Santa (@BrownSanta1) in all of our Travis county locations. Now through December 21st please drop any new toys, books, and non-perishable food inside the bins located at our stores! For more information on their program and who it benefits please click here.
Dry Cleaning is Effective in Killing Viruses on Clothing
Is Laundry and Dry Cleaning Effective in Killing Viruses on Clothing?
Dry cleaners use specialized detergents and sanitizers that are effective at killing bacteria and viruses. The heat of the dry cycle also reaches appropriate temperatures to eliminate active threats. Commercial cleaning detergents and antimicrobial soaps are readily available as well as specialized products such as virucides. The World Health Organization believes the coronavirus can remain alive on surfaces for a few days, which makes laundry or dry cleaning a must-do!
-Bring on the heat! Our equipment is capable of reaching virus killing temperatures during the standard dry cleaning cycle. Please note: garments are individually checked prior to drying. If we feel they cannot withstand a dry cycle, we find an alternate way of cleaning them.
-We sanitize our machine and controls between loads.
-After cleaning and pressing, every garment is enclosed in plastic for protection and cleanliness. Please recycle plastic bags in our store when you are done with them.
How to Keep Your Clothes Clean During Corona Virus / COVID-19 Outbreak
You do a lot of laundry at home! Given the current situation, we’d like to provide some additional best practice measures that will help your clothes stay clean and virus free.
-Wash your clothing after one use (or even after one 5-minute trip to the grocery store). This is a very important step to help reduce the risk of transferring the virus to other areas if it is on your clothing.
-Run laundry cycles in hot water if it won’t harm the garments in the machine. You know your clothing best. If hot water will harm specific items you can wash them at a cooler temperature cycle. Washing in very hot water (160 degrees) is the most effective.
-Dry Clothing with Heat! Caution: We do not recommend drying athletic wear or specialty garments. Always check the care label to see if drying your garment is safe.
Is it Safe to Clean My Clothing at a Dry Cleaners?
Yes! Whether you are washing at home or visiting a dry cleaners, we encourage you to be adamant about cleaning your clothing! It is important to know that if clothing comes in contact with someone else’s clothing, any bacteria or virus present will be killed by the dry cleaning or laundry process. We’ve also taken additional measures in our store to keep everyone safer.
-Clear Protection Shields have been installed in our stores for the safety of our customers and staff. You can feel more comfortable knowing face to face contact has been eliminated.
-No Need to Sign Credit Card Slips.
-Counters, Doors, & Credit Card Machines are sanitized constantly throughout the day.
-All staff wears gloves and a mask.
-If you prefer to not come inside, simply call our store so we can serve you at your vehicle.
If You’re Looking for Home Delivery We Can Do That
Rick’s offers incredibly low prices at all 16 locations. However, if you are interested in pick up and delivery to your home or business, we have a solution for you! We’ve partnered with Ian’s Dry Cleaning & Laundry Delivery to provide you with free pickup and delivery! They are highly recommended, local, and offer high-quality work.
Small Business Saturday – November 28, 2020
This Saturday 11/28 join us in celebrating Small Business Saturday! We encourage you to support locally owned businesses and show your support. We are offering a special for all Press Only garments for only $2.09 plus tax. No coupon is necessary. Come and see us! #shopsmall #local
Rick’s Wins Best of the Best Award 2020
Thank you Austinites for voting Rick’s Cleaners the Best Dry Cleaners in Austin in the 2020 Best of the Best Awards hosted by the American Statesman and Austin360! We appreciate all of your support and thank you for votes! Rick’s is a local, family-owned business that opened in 1987. With your help, we have added 15 convenient locations and remain the best value dry cleaners in town. Our stores are located throughout Austin, Cedar Park, Leander, Georgetown, Westlake Hills, Bee Cave, Spicewood, and Lakeway.
Best Dry Cleaners Georgetown Bronze
Thank you Georgetown for voting Rick’s Cleaners the Bronze Winner of Best Cleaners in Georgetown! We appreciate all of your support and thank you for votes! Rick’s is a local, family-owned business that opened in 1987. We are the best value dry cleaners in Georgetown. Come see us at 900 North Austin Avenue!
Wash, Dry, and Fold Service
How It Works:
1. Put your dirty laundry in any bag (no need to separate light and dark items).
2. We wash, dry, and fold your items.
3. Items will be returned neatly packaged and folded in a clear bag.
Note: Comforters & Blankets are excluded from Wash, Dry, & Fold Pricing at $1.99/lb price and will be ticketed separately. Wash, Dry, Fold is a two-day turnaround.
The average American family does 8-10 loads of laundry per week!? A single load of laundry from start to finish takes an average of 1 hour 27 minutes. How much time could you gain back from outsourcing this chore?
We’re testing out our new Wash, Fold, Dry Service as an option to replace your every day at-home laundry needs. This service is perfect for t-shirts, socks, towels, etc. It includes washing, drying, and folding your items…just like you do at home.
Please note: Wash, Dry, & Fold orders have a 10lb minimum charge.
Tip for a Quick Drop Off:
We sell red Rick’s Laundry Tote Bags in our store that are great to “drop-and-go” with your order. With a card on file and a laundry bag to leave with your order, you can pull up to our store, drop off the bag, and be on your way in less than 30 seconds.
Meet Purvi – RICKstar of the Month!
This month we’d like to celebrate Purvi at our Anderson Mill / Research location for earning RICKstar for September! Purvi brings years of experience in the industry and is extremely knowledgable in the industry. She and her family have lived in Austin for many years and we’re lucky to have her! If you visit our Anderson Mill / Research store and want to tell her thank you, please click here to share your feedback!
Meet Karon – RICKstar of the Month!
This month we’d like to celebrate Karon at our Brodie location for earning RICKstar for June! Karon’s heart belongs to Bulldogs so you may see her sporting her Bulldog pins on her uniform! She helps out at several locations and is a great team player, but normally you’ll find her at our Brodie Ln location. If you visit our Brodie store and want to tell her thank you, please click here to share your feedback!
Meet Junelle – RICKstar of the Month!
This month we’d like to celebrate Junelle at our Jollyville location for earning RICKstar of the Month! It would have been kind of fun to award Junelle in June, but we couldn’t wait! She brings a positive spark to our team and has a cool demeanor that exudes confidence at work. If you visit our Jollyville store and want to tell her thank you, please click here to share your feedback!
Free Uniform Cleaning For Healthcare Workers & First Responders Through 4/17/2020
*This promotion has now ended. It was incredible seeing the joy it brought to our community to give back for their hard work and courageous efforts. Thank You to all of our first responders and healthcare workers!
Low Price Dry Cleaning
Meet Cynthia – RICKstar of the Month!
This month we’d like to celebrate Cynthia at our North Lamar location for earning RICKstar of the Month! Cynthia has been a part of our family for 4 years, and she is a joy to be around! She always gives it her all, and we are proud of the effort she continues to give. If you visit our North Lamar store, and want to tell her thank you, please click here to share your feedback!