Many people ask us how much does dry cleaning cost in the UK.  According to research conducted by Checkatrade, the average UK household spends a whopping £320 a year on laundry and dry cleaning, but this can cost at least £640 for people who regularly have their suits dry cleaned regularly.

We at American Dry Cleaning Company like to think we are very competitively priced when compared to other high street dry cleaners, but also that we always strive to over-deliver on our quality, consistency and customer service that makes us a better choice for people.

This is why we offer both our Membership and Premier Service to help our regular customers save a lot of time and money with their dry cleaning.

With the cost of dry cleaning a two-piece suit being anything between £9.00 to £20.00 and the cost of a dry cleaning a wedding dress being between £68.00 to £140.00, it makes a lot of sense to get a very cost-effective quote for your dry cleaning from your local branch of American Dry Cleaning Company.

Why such a price difference?

Different dry cleaners can vary greatly in quality and price, and that is why it is best to use a well-trusted, highly trained and professional team such as your local American Dry Cleaning Company.

This is because you invest a lot of money into your clothes and naturally you will want them to look good and feel comfortable to wear for as long as possible, which is only possible with the right care.

While it is perfectly acceptable to launder a lot of your clothes at home, some of your clothes and household fabrics can only be dry-cleaned. So it will pay you to trust our team with your dry cleaning, no matter if it is with our weekly shirt service, or with your suits and work clothes that need to look clean and presentable at all times.

What should be dry-cleaned?

You should check the care label on your clothes and household fabrics to see if they are dry-clean only. These garments and fabrics will often perish if they are put through a washing machine, so you may end up ruining your items.

It can be far more cost-effective to separate your dry-clean-only items and have them professionally dry cleaned than to have to replace them entirely. The garments and fabrics that should be dry cleaned include:

  • Fabrics with oil-based stains
  • Leather items
  • Pleated skirts
  • Suede items
  • Suits
  • Taffeta
  • Velvet

So if you think that dry-cleaning is expensive, remember that it can be far more costly to replace ruined clothes than to keep them in perfect condition for longer by dry cleaning them.

Looking after your tailored clothing

Tailored coats, suits, jackets and dresses should always be dry cleaned. You often find that tailored outfits contain a mixture of fabrics in the linings that are more prone to shrinkage than other fabrics in the garment.

Regular washing of tailored clothes can lead them to lose their shape quickly, which would be a waste of your time and money having your clothes tailored.