5 Reasons You Should Wet Clean and Not Dry Clean

First of all, let’s set the scene and answer the question most people are thinking. What on earth is wet cleaning? Well, let us explain. Wet cleaning is a professional alternative to dry cleaning. The process is entirely solvent free and uses specialised equipment to clean garments that have previously been “Dry Clean Only.” In a nut shell, it does everything a dry cleaning machine can do- only better for the environment, the operators and for you! It also leaves your clothes lighter, brighter and smelling fresh as a daisy- what’s not to love?

#1 It’s better for the environment

Wet cleaning eliminates the risk of PERC (the dry cleaning chemical) contaminating groundwater which means you, your families and neighbours are safer from air exposure to the solvent. Wet cleaning is also more energy efficient than dry cleaning, resulting in a reduced carbon footprint. It may be a small change to you, but it’s a big step for our community.

#2 It’s kinder on your skin

There have been many studies into PERC (the dry cleaning chemical) and how it affects our health. PERC enters the body when breathed in with contaminated air or when consumed with contaminated food or water. It is less likely to be absorbed through skin contact but once in the body PERC can remain, stored in fat tissue. Wet Cleaning is solvent free, soft on your skin and doesn’t leave behind that just dry cleaned smell!

#3 It can clean a wider range of garments

The wet cleaning process enables us to clean a variety of garments that could not be dry cleaned, including leather and suede! We can professionally clean leather boots, handbags, UGG boots andplenty more. Wedding and prom dresses come out really beautifully and we don’t have to be concerned about the delicate beading. You can check out our Facebook page for examples of items we have WetCleaned.

#4 You’re supporting a local business that is trying to make a difference

Wet cleaning equipment is not cheap to purchase as a small business but we knew from the start it was how we wanted to run our business for our customers and for our local community. We believe that the use of PERC and other dangerous chemicals are simply not needed and love sharing this safe and thorough cleaning process with our customers.

#5 It’s less costly than dry cleaning

Okay, so depending on the shop you use will depend on the prices charged but overall, wet cleaning is less costly to you, your clothes, the environment and the employees who work with your garments!

Thank you so much for reading this blog and finding out a little bit more about Wet Cleaning. We hope you will give it a try when you next need to “dry clean” something in your wardrobe. To have a chat about wet cleaning your garments, please stop in and see us at Unit 1, St James Works, Chichester, PO19 7NN (there’s plenty of free parking) or give us a call on 01243 543877.

Julia Willkins