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.
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.
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.
Odors from stains such as urine, sweat, or vomit should be done with wet cleaning. Dry cleaning can never get rid of those odors. You may smell a chemical when you smell clothes dry-cleaned.
However, you can smell fresh clean scent when you smell clothes wet-cleaned. Do you want to wear clothes with a chemical smell or clothes with fresh scent?
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.