What is Wet Cleaning? From Joe’s Organic Cleaners

What is Wet Cleaning?

Wet cleaning is widely considered as the next generation of traditional dry cleaning. It is a non-toxic, environmentally safe alternative to dry cleaning.

It utilizes computer-controlled washing machines, biodegradable soaps , and conditioners, and finishes the drying process by using special moisture sensitive dryers.  Wet cleaning is not the same as laundry, and is perfect for using on any garment such as silk, cashmere, woolens, and other fine delicates. Wet cleaning uses water, a universal solvent and does not use hazardous chemicals, generate harmful wastes, or contribute pollution.  For more information on wet cleaning, please visit the EPA’s website.

Why Choose Wet Cleaning?

Traditional dry cleaners utilize perchloroethylene, a toxic solvent commonly known as “perc.” This chemical is used throughout many cycles of dry cleaning and can be very harmful to the environment if not disposed of properly. It is 1.5 times heavier than water and requires extreme temperatures to be completely removed from one’s clothing.

Dry Cleaners that generically advertise not using for ‘greener,’ or natural’ solvent, are usually referring to one of the chemicals K4. Although less toxic than perc, these are chemicals normally found in gasoline for automobiles. Wet cleaning, on the other hand, uses NO CHEMICALS and is different because it refers to a truly eco-friendly way of cleaning one’s garments and textiles. This method of cleaning is not only safe for the environment but to our body as well.

Benefits of Wet Cleaning

  • Soft to the Touch
  • No Chemical Odors and No Residue
  • Gentler than Hand Washing
  • Fresh, Clean Scent
  • Kind to Sensitive Skin
  • Safe for your Clothing
  • Better for Removing Stains
  • Milder than Home Laundry Products
  • Brighter, Vibrant Colors Without Fading
  • Whiter Whites
  • Gentle on the Environment
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