What is Wet Cleaning

Wet cleaning 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.

The Benefits of Wet Cleaning

Non Toxic Chemical

According to the Occidental College’s Pollution Prevention Center, more than 35,000 dry cleaners in the United States used perchloroethylene, a toxic solvent commonly known as “perc”. The International Agency for Research on Cancer has announced that Perc is probably carcinogenic to humans. High-level exposure to PERC can affect human health badly. (Learn more about PERC http://www.epa.gov/chemfact/f_perchl.txt)

Professional wet cleaning is the best option for cleaning garments because it uses no toxic chemicals, it does not generate hazardous waste, and does not produce air pollution. Unlike people who work at traditional dry cleaners that use PERC, a highly toxic chemical, people who work in wet cleaners don’t have to be worried of the exposure of PERC. Instead, they can work in fresh environment breathing clean air. They use 100% pure water to clean clothes. Therefore, wet cleaning is the safest professional method of garment cleaning.



Kind to sensitive skin

Wet cleaning is suitable for sensitive skin because it uses 100% fresh water and biodegradable detergents, which are milder than home laundry product to clean garments instead of petroleum based solvent.?

Higher levels of PERC, which is used in traditional dry cleaners, in the air can lead to irritation of the eyes, skin, or respiratory system. If you wear clothes which are cleaned with a toxic solvent, the skin contact may cause irritation.


Eco Friendly

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), wet cleaning is the safest professional method of garment cleaning because it does not create any air pollution and reduces the potential for water and soil contamination.Wet-cleaning wastewater is usually discharged into a private or public sewer system and treated at the local wastewater treatment facility in accordance with water quality standards established under the Federal Clean Water Act.

Fresh Clean Scent

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), wet cleaning is the safest professional method of garment cleaning because it does not create any air pollution and reduces the potential for water and soil contamination.Wet-cleaning wastewater is usually discharged into a private or public sewer system and treated at the local wastewater treatment facility in accordance with water quality standards established under the Federal Clean Water Act.

Perfect for removing stains

Do you know that 90% of stain are water soluble stains?

Urine stains, sweat stain, or mildew stains should be wet-cleaned to get rid of those stains.Wet cleaning is very apt for removing stains. Wet cleaning uses biodegradable and specialized detergents, so most stains can be removed with doing wet cleaning. However, wet cleaning is different with laundering or hand washing.

Therefore, please leave clothes to professional wet cleaners. They know how to remove stains.


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You have questions. wE have answers.

We have gathered all the things you want to know.

Q: What is wet cleaning?

A: Wet cleaning, also sometimes referred to as green cleaning, is a method in garment cleaning using water, biodegradable soaps and conditioners as well as, various pressing and re-shaping equipment.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), wet cleaning is the safest method of garment cleaning, as it does not use hazardous chemicals or produce harmful waste. The process of wet cleaning is 100% eco-friendly as it does not create any air pollution, and reduces the potential of water and soil contamination.
(Learn more http://www.epa.gov/dfe/pubs/garment/wsgc/wetclean.htm)

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Q: How wet cleaning works?

A:
Professional wet cleaning consists of the following key elements: computer-controlled washers and dryers, specialized detergents and solvents, trained and skilled personnel, and specialized finishing equipment for garment pressing.

Computerized wet cleaning machines allow for precise measurements and mechanical control, which may be programmed with various settings that are specific to each fabric’s needs. Some of these settings include adjusting water and drying temperatures, controlling moisture levels in dryers, and changing water and detergent volumes. Mechanical agitation, commonly known as revolutions in a cleaning cycle can also be altered.

Other features may also be used in addition to the regular wet cleaning process such as specialized fabric softeners, dye setting agents that reduce bleeding, milder bleaching agents for removal of stains, and fabric finishes that restore the fabric’s original touch.(http://www.epa.gov/dfe/pubs/garment/wsgc/wetclean.htm)

Q: Is Wet Cleaning the Same as Laundering or Hand Washing?

A :

While both laundering and hand washing are also water-based and require detergents, they are not the same as wet cleaning. Laundering uses standard washers and dryers to clean certain non-delicate garments. The settings on these machines are preset, with only the amount of detergent being roughly controlled. Hand washing on the other hand, is limited to delicate garments and cannot be performed in volumes as it is labor-intensive. 

In comparison, wet cleaning is a high volume process that uses milder detergents than traditional home laundry products. Water and solvent levels are precisely measured and tailored to fit each garment’s specific needs.

Q: What is the difference between ‘Wet Cleaning’ and ‘Dry Cleaning’?

A :

Wet cleaning is significantly different from dry cleaning in that it does not use hazardous chemicals nor does it produce harmful waste. Tetrachloroethylene, commonly referred to as Perc or dry cleaning fluid is the key ingredient that is used when dry cleaning garments. This chemical is carcinogenic to humans, and is known to produce soil contamination and air pollution. Waste produced by dry cleaning must be properly discarded as it can pose a health risk to human and animal life.
Contrastingly, wet cleaning uses only water and organic biodegradable solvents. It is 100% eco-friendly as it does not use any harsh chemicals. Garments are more likely to be allergen free and cause minimal skin irritation. Studies have shown wet cleaning to clean fabrics just as well, if not better than dry cleaning. In addition, many fabrics that are labeled ‘Dry Clean Only’ can be wet cleaned without difficulty. Fluids produced from the process of wet cleaning are disposed of into the public sewer system, and are easily treated at the local water waste treatment facility.

Q: If clothing is wet-cleaned, it shrinks?

A :

People have a stereotype that if clothes are clean with water, it will shrink. However, it is not true. It is the rough agitation during the wash cycle that does the damage, not water itself. Therefore, it is very safe if you leave your clothes for the professional wet cleaners.

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