What is Wet Cleaning?
Quite simply, Professional Wet Cleaning is the process of using water and specialized equipment and detergents to clean “dry clean only” garments.
What’s the Difference Between Dry Cleaning and Wet Cleaning?
Generally, the term “Dry Cleaning” refers to the process of cleaning clothes using a liquid solvent. While still a liquid, the term “Dry” in dry cleaning referred to the fact that there was no water being used. This is because traditionally, water could not be used on certain fabrics, like wools and silks.
Professional Wet Cleaning has changed all that. Over the last decade or so, as we started to become aware of the hazards of using PERC and other petro-chemicals, companies began looking for newer, more environmentally friendly solutions. Specialized equipment has been developed to aid in the finishing of wet-cleaned garments, and special softeners and additives have been created specifically for the wet-cleaning process. It is now totally safe to clean virtually any garment using the Wet Cleaning process!
Is it Safe for the Environment?
Totally. In fact, Wet Cleaning is widely recognized as one of the most environmentally friendly options available today
Is it Safe to Clean Everything This Way?
Well, almost. Wet Cleaning has come a long way in the past few years, and it is still evolving and becoming better each year. In the meantime, it’s safe to clean virtually everything using Wet Cleaning. However, just because it is safe, doesn’t mean that Wet Cleaning is always the best choice.
Wet Cleaning is great for some situations, and not as great in others. This is exactly why Drive Cleaning has chosen two environmentally friendly options, rather than one. In certain situations, we may decide that Wet Cleaning is a better choice to deal with a particular stain. In other situations, we may decide that GreenEarth Dry Cleaning is a better solution. But in either case, your clothes will come back cleaner, brighter, and softer than ever before, and be totally odor free!