Frequently Asked Questions

Who uses Rondewash Laundry?

Rondewash Laundry is primarily a working professionals and student-based laundry service, but we also cater for Businesses like Bed&Breakfasts, Sports Organisations, Restaurants, Domestic and Household Services. Please view our full list of services here.

Who will take care of my laundry at Rondewash?

Your laundry will be in the capable hands of our trusted and experienced laundry pros.

Which area do you operate in?

Rondewash Laundry is located just off Rondebosch Main Road, behind the Woolworths in the busy Rondebosch Main shopping centre. Please see directions here. We operate a drop-off and collect laundry service for people as far as 15km outside Rondebosch area.

How do you clean older items?

Cleaning older items is always risky as fabric degrades with time and can be damaged during the cleaning process. Please inform us when you have older items in your laundry basket. This will allow us to advise you on the best cleaning process for these older items. In some cases, we may recommend not washing the items to protect against damage.

What about all of my special instructions?

If you have any special washing instructions, please let us know when checking in your laundry basket. We’ll attach these instructions to your laundry basket. Your clothing is precious to us and we want to make sure we wash it correctly.

Should I use an underwear bag?

Wet underwear can get stuck in the drum of a washing machine, which can sometimes be difficult to detect. Underwear like bras for example can get damaged if the metal clip gets hooked onto the drum of the washing machine or dryer. Socks can also easily fall out of a washing basket. We have procedures in place to prevent items from getting lost, but if you want to be really safe, we do recommend using a wash-proof underwear bag for your smaller laundry items.

Do I need my own laundry bags and detergents?

Rondewash Laundry provides laundry bags and detergents as part of our service. Your completed laundry will be neatly packaged in Rondewash-branded packaging, ready for collection.

How does the laundry process work?

First, your laundry load is weighted and a payment receipt is generated. This receipt includes your special wash instructions. We then sort your washing while separating colours and whites. Your laundry load is assigned a number for in-house tracking throughout the washing, drying and folding process. Finally, your laundry is neatly packaged, ready for your collection.

Do I need to separate my laundry?

We encourage you to separate colours and whites to speed up the check-in process. Please also make sure that your socks are not balled up, and that there no clothes inside of clothes, such as two shirts that you took off together, or shorts and sweats that came off together. These oversights may prevent your clothes from getting their cleanest and may result in colour runs.

What is the difference between separate wash and wash together?

‘Together’ means everything get washed all at once. ‘Separate’ (also called ‘split wash’) is when we separate your light or white clothing from darker items and wash them separately. We highly encourage a split load as to protect colours from running and spoiling clothing.

Why is it important to separate light or white clothing from darker items?

Clothing is made from dyed cloth whether it is a natural fiber like cotton, linen or silk. Clothing dyes may run, coming out of the fabric fibers, and darker dyes can ruin lighter fabric, especially for new clothing items experiencing their first wash.

What about those stains that will just not go away?

We make it our absolute priority to remove all stains that are found on your clothing but unfortunately some stains have become part of the fabric and are permanent. We will try more than once to remove it but constant attempts at working on the same spot can often lead to the garment fading or being destroyed. Please allow extra time for us to try remove tougher stains.

Do I pay extra for stain removals?

No, stain removal is included in our wash service offering. View our laundry services here.

Can Rondewash Laundry air dry/hang dry my clothing?

Yes, we are able to air dry your clothing. Please specify this with your order at the front desk when checking in your laundry basket, but keep in mind that this process will take longer than 24 hours due to the drying process, and we are not big fans of handing back damp clothing to our valued customers.

What about delicate items like sweaters?

We are more than happy to accommodate special instructions. We can air dry, low heat dry, wash in delicate cycle, and wash separately. Let us know when checking in your laundry basket. Simply put a note in your laundry bag with specific instructions which we will read when sorting your laundry for the washing process.Please isolate the specific garments you want special care for – this will help us make sure we get the right ones. We may recommend dry cleaning certain items instead of machine washing them, according to the item’s wash instructions.

What if I give you something brand new?

Please let us know when you are washing something for the first time. We will be happy to wash it separately. This will prevent colours from running on your other clothes.

How can I be sure that nothing is missing?

We wash and dry all of our customers’ orders individually (never mixing customers’ laundry). To further ensure against any laundry mix-ups, and to maintain the highest service levels, we use a labelling system that follows each laundry basket as it moves through our laundry system from machine to machine. If you think something is missing, you can tell us and we will immediately investigate. All claims for missing clothes must please be made within three days of laundry delivery or we will not be liable.

What does no heat tumble dry mean?

Simple. That’s when our tumble dryer’s heating element is turned off, and only cold air is used to dry your laundry.

How can I pay for my Laundry?

We’re currently a cash-only business, but you can ask us about opening an account for you to settle your bill via EFT. We are working on adding additional transaction facilities.

Do I pay extra for stain removals?

No, stain removal is included in our wash service offering. View our laundry services here.

How do I open an account with Rondewash Laundry?

We’re currently a cash-only business, but you can ask us about opening an account so that you can settle your bill via EFT. We are working on adding additional transaction facilities.

Can I pay by card?

We’re currently a cash or EFT-only business. EFT payments must be received prior to collection or delivery. We are working an adding additional payment facilities, and will keep you posted on this.

Please Note: Our Pick Up and Delivery service is currently only available to account customers.

Please Note: Our Pick Up and Delivery service is currently only available to business account customers.

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