Dry Cleaning Facts

The “Wet” Cleaning Solution

    Professional Wet Cleaning is the best option for cleaning garments as it uses no toxic chemicals, and does not generate hazardous waste, nor does it produce air pollution. We use 100% water to clean clothes, no PERC. Our method is the safest professional method of garment cleaning.         Eco-Friendly:The environmental…

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8 Things Your Dry-Cleaner Won’t Tell You

1. Organic Dry Cleaning Isn’t Really “GREEN”

The only true organic cleaning process is using water and it’s known as Wet-Cleaning. Most cleaners advertise “green” and “organic” but they use Hydrocarbon, an “organic” substance that comes from the earth. However, hydrocarbon is still considered toxic and can do harm just as much as Perc. Perc is a common and toxic chemical solvent used in the dry-cleaning industry.

2. Women’s Garments May Get Charged Slightly More.

I remember a woman calling us and stressing how we were sexist for charging more for her clothes than men’s clothing. The truth is women’s clothing is more delicate and most items need to be hand ironed with extra care.

3. Your Local Dry Cleaner Isn’t Really The One Cleaning Your Clothes.

Most likely your clothes are being sent out to a central plant which is why some clothes go missing or misplaced. The next time you visit your local dry cleaner ask them if they are a “dry” or “package” store. Dry stores are just a drop-off location to transport garment to the central cleaning plant. Package stores own their own equipment and do the cleaning on-site, or at their sister site.

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Facts About Dry-Cleaning

Facts about Dry-cleaning

Fact #1: Wet-cleaning is better than dry-cleaning

Professional Wet Cleaning is the best option for cleaning garments as it uses no toxic chemicals, and does not generate hazardous waste, nor does it produce air pollution. NO PERC. PERC is one of the most dangerous solvents currently being used in the dry cleaning industry. Wet cleaning is the safest professional method of garment cleaning. So the next time you go to a dry cleaner ask them if they have an option for wet cleaning.

Fact #2. Not All Stains Can Be Removed
Successfully removing stains is primarily dependent upon the type of the stain, how long it has been set, the fabric of the garment, and the colorfastness of the dye. Some stains are just impossible to remove. We are not magicians but our trained staffed will take the best approach to remove the stain.

Fact #3. Some Garments Can Shrink
Certain fabrics will shrink when the correct cleaning methods are not properly used. During manufacturing, all clothing are supposed to be properly preshrunk but not in all cases.

Fact #4. Care Labels on Garments Are Not Always True
The Federal Trade Commission’s Care Label Guidelines do not require them to test clothing before care instructions are assigned. They are required to list one safe cleaning method, even if it’s not always the best. Most garments can be dry-clean regardless of what the care labels says.

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