If you are like many Americans, you are bound to have a few items needing to be dry cleaned by the end of each week. While you may know about the chemicals involved in dry cleaning, perhaps you don’t think much about it. However, it is something you must be concerned about.
Hydrocarbon is not Eco-Friendly
While most dry cleaning services involve the use of chemicals, it is possible to dry clean clothes without inflicting damage to the environment, or your expensive garments. It has been reported that among the 40,000 dry cleaning businesses in the United States, 85 percent still use perchloroethylene (Perc) as a solvent, which is bad for you, your garments, and the environment. Although there has been a significant move away from Perc, many gimmick dry cleaners now utilize a Hydrocarbon based solvent. This solvent is made by the same producers of Perc. Hydrocarbon is very similar to Perc since it is derived from carb and therefore is not truly eco-friendly.
Challenge your current dry cleaner. Ask them, “How are they considered Green?” They might be using hydrocarbon and passing it off for a truly non-toxic solution.
How Does “Perc” Harm Us and the Environment?
Perchloroethylene, also known as perc, is a volatile compound that is a threat to the environment. It can cause headaches, dizziness, drowsiness or respiratory irritation. Prolonged exposure to perc has been associated with cancer, liver complications and kidney damage. It has long been identified as a probable carcinogen. It can enter the body through water contamination, inhalation or dermal exposure. It contributes to smog after breaking down and is nearly impossible to remove from well water once contaminated.
We are proud to say that we are the most environmentally sustainable choice for dry cleaning garments. We dry clean them in an eco-friendly way using chemical-free detergents and wet cleaning to ensure your safety and proper garments care, all while eliminating the environmental impact.
We understand that it is necessary for dry cleaned garments to be protected from dust and other potential accidents prior to In-store pickup or delivery to your home or office. Unlike most other dry cleaning businesses, we use 100% biodegradable packaging and offer reusable garment bags for your convenience.
Water and Energy Use
We go beyond other eco-friendly dry cleaning services by conserving water and energy. We use the latest dry cleaning and wet cleaning technologies that utilize low water levels and low energy while gently cleaning clothing.