Dependable Cleaners Dorchester temporarily closes Savin Hill location after fire

The Dependable Cleaners location on Dorchester Avenue in Savin Hill has temporarily closed after a fire on Tuesday. Photo courtesy Dependable Cleaners

A small fire on Tuesday (May 14) has sparked the temporary closing of Dependable Cleaners and Laundromat at 1141 Dorchester Ave. in Savin Hill.

The fire, which took place above the laundromat but away from the dry-cleaning areas, damaged the building, but luckily none of the garments inside.

“We love being part of the Dorchester community and are working hard to recover from this as quickly as we can,” said Dependable Cleaners President Christa Hagearty. “We will have a better sense of how long this will take in the next week or two.”

In the meantime, employees have already begun the hard work of cleaning up and are in the process of recleaning and pressing dry-cleaned items. Dependable Cleaner's goal is to have all garments ready for pick up at their site at 338 Granite Ave, Milton by 5 p.m. on May 17.

Customers can also pick up their clothing from different locations by making a request through the communication webpage.

Dependable Cleaners has contacted most customers who had clothes in the washers and dryers during the fire. If anyone’s clothing is still in the Dorchester location and they have not been contacted, they should visit the communication webpage or email Dependable Cleaners at

Like the dry-cleaning items, all clothes in the laundromat will be recleaned, dried, and folded before being returned.

While the Dorchester location undergoes repairs, residents are encouraged to visit the additional laundromat location at 320 Quincy Ave, Quincy, and the stores at 110 Newbury St, Boston, and 338 Granite Ave, Milton.


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