Why Choose Wet Cleaning?
Traditional dry cleaners utilize perchloroethylene, a solvent commonly known as “perc.”Dry cleaners that generically advertise ‘environmentally friendly’ or are not using perc and advertise ‘greener,’ ‘organic,’ or ‘natural’ solvent alternatives, are usually referring to dry cleaning solvents less toxic than perc. Wet cleaning on the other hand, uses no chemicals, and is different because it refers to a true way of green cleaning one’s garments and textiles. This method of green cleaning is safe for our environment and to all of us as a whole.
What makes Wet Cleaning the safest and greenest alternative?
Wet Cleaning uses small quantities of water together with special detergents in computer-controlled machines. Once cleaned, the detergents and water are safe to discharge down the drain and can be easily handled by local municipal water treatment facilities. While dry cleaners require government regulated handling of chemical solvents and toxic waste residues that are stored on site.
Is wet cleaning more expensive than dry cleaning?
No. And it’s less costly to the environment—no air, water, or soil pollution.
Can professional wet cleaning shrink or damage my ‘dry clean only’ clothes?
NO – This stereotype that water itself shrinks clothes is a common misconception . An over aggressive mechanical agitation of a garment in the washing drum along with a high water temperature and over drying of garments are the true reasons fibres contract to create shrinkage. Professional wet cleaners easily handle all types of clothing including woollen, fine silk, goose down and cashmere. Wet cleaning experts along with technological state of the art machines allow for flexibility and precision in the water temperature, agitation, and amount of detergents, while controlling and measuring humidity during the drying process, producing
consistent results with every garment.