I’ve always been partial to using one of those coin-operated machines to clean my clothes, but there are just some items which I cannot bear to watch rotating in a tumble dryer in a public laundry shop. Cashmere sweaters, my down comforter and some tops made from delicate fabrics are the ones that I send to the dry cleaners.
The problem is that I am also a big fan of saving the environment, so I try to choose dry cleaning companies which have a 100% green operation. It’s a good thing that I stumbled upon Dryeco.com. They’re a dry cleaning company based in the Miami Dade County, and they have a certification from the Green Cleaners Council.
But more than that, they are slowly introducing their customers to the benefits of wetcleaning. Rather than using the environmentally-toxic PERC or Perchloroethylene for dry cleaning, they have briefly discussed how my clothes will be cleaned using the wetcleaning method. After hearing what they had to say, I immediately said yes. Wetcleaning is basically a kinder, more eco-friendly way of cleaning your clothes – without having to use the harsh chemicals typically required with dry cleaning.
How the Process of Wetcleaning Goes
Here’s how it goes. With wetcleaning, computer-controlled washing machines are used, along with eco-friendly soaps and fabric conditioners which are milder than the typical household brands. Pressing equipment which can be specialized for the type of fabric and fiber that your clothes have is also used.
The only similarity that wetcleaning has with home washing is that water is used as a solvent. Each garment will be analyzed so that the proper water temperature can be used, as well as the strength and quantity of detergent to be used. All in all, wetcleaning is all about matching the type of fabric that your clothes have with the proper chemistry of mild cleaning agents, as well as the proper washing cycle and pressing procedure.
The best thing that I loved about having my clothes wetcleaned is the fresh, clean scent that I usually do not get when they undergo the regular dry cleaning process. In addition, wetcleaning is gentler and kinder to your clothes than handwashing, the garment feels softer to the touch, it is perfect for removing stains and it is friendlier to the environment. There’s really no reason why you should say no to wetcleaning which is the new dry cleaning, is there?