Rest assured, your satisfaction is our first priority. In fact, we treat your laundry as if it were our own, however we still need to agree to some rules to ensure that there are no misunderstandings about Wash Cycle Laundry Inc.’s (referred to as “we,” “us,” “our”, or “Wash Cycle Laundry”) or your obligations. By using our service, you acknowledge and accept the following Terms and Conditions.
Suitability for Laundering
By using our service, you agree that your clothes are suitable to be washed in water, on a normal cycle, and dried using heat in a tumble dryer. We cannot be responsible for any damage to clothing that is not suitable for this standard laundering process. Similarly, we reserve the right to refuse to service items that we feel will be hazardous to our staff, such as items heavily soiled with human or animal waste. This is for the health and safety of our team.
We will do everything we can to avoid damaging your laundry. Unfortunately there are limitations to what we can do. For example, do not check your pockets to see if you have left anything in them. Therefore, we can’t be held responsible if something left in your laundry (like lipstick, chewing gum, or a pen) causes any damage. Similarly, if you call and tell us that you left your favorite bracelet, or anything else, in your pocket, we can’t guarantee that we will find or return it.
All laundering processes, regardless of how gentle, cause normal wear and tear on clothing. As a result, we cannot be responsible for any wear and tear of laundry, including loss of buttons, fading, fatiguing, holes, or abrasions. Similarly, we reserve the right to decline cleaning any particular piece of laundry if we think it will lead to trouble.
Cleaning and drying laundry also creates other risks. We do not individually examine every garment prior to placing it in the laundry. Therefore, if something is “dry-clean only,” or otherwise unsuitable for common washing and drying techniques, please do not include it in the laundry you give to us.
We wash all items together as our standard procedure. Note that we do not separate clothes according to your instruction, and ask that you do the separation and take responsibility for what’s in each load. Along the same lines, we can’t be held responsible for the re-disposition of colors (aka bleeding) or dimensional changes (aka shrinking or stretching).
We do not inventory every item we receive from you, nor can we verify the accuracy of inventories that you provide to us. As a result we can’t be held responsible for any lost laundry; we simply have no efficient way of verifying that we actually received any particular piece of laundry in the first place.
Rest assured though, we carefully track your clothes. For instance, we tag all our bundles with your name, and your clothes are never loose in our facility unless they’re inside a machine, on the folding table, or in their own laundry cart waiting to be folded.
If you do believe you are missing something from your delivery, please notify us within 24 hours of receiving your clean clothes — we are much more likely to find misplaced laundry if it is reported early.
Dry Cleaning Terms
Wash Cycle Laundry will inventory all dry cleaning items once they arrive at the facility to be cleaned. This inventory is final, and we will track your items carefully to return them to you. However, in the event of loss or damage of dry cleaned items, we will reimburse you up to 10 times the charge per article (for example, a maximum refund would be $20 for a laundered & pressed shirt or $60 for a skirt). Should you find an issue with one of your pieces, please notify us within 24 hours of your delivery.
As with our standard laundry process, Wash Cycle Laundry cannot be responsible for wear and tear resulting from cleaning, for very delicate items such as buttons or sequins, or for clothing missing proper care labels.
“Extras” will be charged at the discretion of the dry cleaner, in order to process your garment the best way possible, in increments of $2 or $4 upon delivery to the laundry facility. These charges will be added to your final invoice. Items such as leather require longer turnaround times and could take up to two weeks to be returned.
Prepaid Laundry Packages
We schedule pick-ups and deliveries according to the dorm where each student resides. Students must leave their laundry at a designated pick-up point by 10am on their scheduled pick-up day — if they miss this deadline, they may have to wait until their next scheduled pick-up day in order
We offer refunds of all fees paid, less a 3% credit card processing fee, until the first scheduled day of service. After the first scheduled day of service, all sales are final.
Unattended Pick-up and Delivery
We make pick-ups and drop-offs from unattended locations that are inside the security gates of official university records. If you are unable to find your laundry bag after your scheduled delivery time, please get in touch with us as soon as possible so that we may track your bag. However, we are not responsible for laundry prior to when we pick it up or after we deliver it. You also agree that our records of pick-up and drop-off times are true and accurate.
We do wash clothes in shared washing machines where many varieties of detergents may have been used, and it is possible that small amounts of other detergents, which may not be hypoallergenic, may not be completely rinsed out of these washing machines.
As our business changes, we may want to modify some of terms in this agreement. Therefore, we encourage you to check back frequently to familiarize yourself with any changes.
Although we think we are generally agreeable people, we recognize that Wash Cycle Laundry and you may have a dispute. In this event, you agree that any legal action pertaining to this agreement, or Wash Cycle Laundry generally, shall be conducted in the Courts of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.