With Earth Day almost here, it would be great to look at the most environmentally sound method in the cleaning industry. Wet Cleaning is the proven alternative to dry cleaning that Uniwasher stands behind. We constantly receive requests to explain just what exactly Wet Cleaning is.
Firstly, it is not the use of water that makes Wet Cleaning a safest method for cleaning clothes. Computer-controlled Wet Cleaning washers and special dryers are used in the process. Also, safe detergents and non-toxic spot removers are what make Wet Cleaning an environmentally sound method. Wet Cleaning machines, such as those made by Electrolux and Wascomat, have controls that allow them to safely and efficiently clean a wide variety of garments in water. Detergents and spot removers are made of ingredients that are safer for workers and the environment. Equally, they are as safe and effective at removing soils, stains and odors as dry cleaning solvents. Equipment, detergents, and trained skill all contribute to successful Wet Cleaning.
What does the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) say about Wet Cleaning?
“Wet Cleaning is the most environmentally sensitive professional method of garment cleaning.” It does not use hazardous chemicals. It does not generate hazardous waste, nor does the process create air pollution. It reduces the potential for water and soil contamination. The specialized detergents and conditioner used in the wet clean process are milder than home laundry products. All the products are disposed of down the drain and easily handled by the local waste water treatment facility. For professional cleaners, Wet Cleaning is argued to offer several advantages. Lowered costs for start-up capital, supplies, equipment and hazardous waste disposal, as well as less reliance on skilled labor are just some of the advantages.
More importantly, with further restrictions and laws against perchloroethylene (PERC), Wet Cleaning is future proofed. Experts believe that PERC will be fully outlawed in the coming years. Traditional dry cleaners face many challenges in trying to open in shopping centers. In fact, current laws prevent them from opening near certain types of businesses.
Overall, owners who convert their existing cleaners or open new Wet Cleaning stores are ahead of the curve. With the uncertainty of the future of traditional dry cleaners, now is the best time to take advantage of Wet cleaning. Uniwasher, your Wet Cleaning expert, is here to help you convert to green. Green, both environmentally and financially! Most importantly, we can schedule an appointment to visit a live demo store. See the process of Wet Cleaning first hand! Fill the form the below to schedule your Wet Cleaning store visit today!