Why Eco-Friendly Dry Cleaning?

Many people do not understand the procedures that occur during the process of dry cleaning. While many companies succeed in removing stains and cleaning garments, they practice traditional methods that the EPA has labeled dangerous. There are many benefits as to why you should have your clothes serviced by a company that follows these safe practices. Here is some info as to how eco friendly dry cleaning could benefit you!

  • According to Green America, 85% of traditional dry-cleaning uses a chemical called perchloroethylene (PERC) as a solvent in the dry cleaning process. PERC has been labeled as a dangerous chemical by The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) due to it's ability to get into our air, water, and soil during the traditional dry-cleaning process.
  • PERC has been classified as a volatile organic compound (VOC) that causes distressing side effects even with minimal exposure. It's been associated to cause headaches, nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, skin irritation and respiratory inflammation. Extended exposure has also been linked to both kidney and liver injury, as well as, cancer. You don't need to work at dry cleaners to be affected because residual amounts of PERC can remain in your garments when you bring them home.
  • Shalom Cleaners has invested heavily in green and eco friendly equipment that eliminates the dangers and process costs associated with PERC. With both wet and liquid CO2 cleaning, your clothes will be professionally finished, so you get a wrinkle-free pressing and an attention to detail while preserving both quality and safety.

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