Why Should You Hire Green
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When it comes to environmental effects,
conventional dry cleaning methods have
drawbacks, hence the promotion of earth-
friendly techniques by green dry cleaners.
Unfortunately, Perchloroethylene (perc), the
chlorinated solvent often used for dry
cleaning, is a hazardous air pollutant and
waste. It contaminates both the air and the
soil. It is also carcinogenic to humans.
For these reasons, the chemical is being
phased out in many states in the US, and new,
pure organic dry cleaning methods are being
What Is Organic Dry Cleaning?
Green or pure organic dry cleaning refers to
any alternative techniques that do not
involve the use of perc. They still use the
traditional solvent mode, but instead of
perc, they use hydrocarbon, carbon dioxide,
and silicon-based cleaners. These are
gentler versions of home laundering.
What Are the Methods Commonly Used
by Green Dry Cleaners?
Wet cleaning uses water and specialized
solvents that are milder than home laundry
products to wash clothes. This technique uses
computerized washers and dryers, as well as
and professional pressing and steaming
equipment to make your garments look their
Experts consider wet cleaning to be one of the
safest professional methods because it does
not use any hazardous chemicals. It does not
cause air pollution or soil and water
Liquid Carbon Dioxide Cleaning
This method uses liquid carbon dioxide as the
solvent along with detergent. Liquid CO2 is
formed by placing the gas under high
pressure. It is non-toxic and non-flammable.
In fact, you have this in your favorite
Clothes are washed in a traditional dry
cleaning machine. Both gas and liquid forms
of CO2 are injected into the drum. After
washing, the liquid CO2 is pumped back into
a storage tank to reuse.
Carbon dioxide dry cleaning is perhaps the
most earth-friendly because the by-product
of the process is being coll