What is the Difference between Dry Cleaning and Wet Cleaning ?
Generally, the term “Dry Cleaning” refers to the process of cleaning clothes using a liquid solvent. While still a liquid, the term “Dry” in dry cleaning referred to the fact that there was no water being used. This is because traditionally, water could not be used on certain fabrics, like wools and silks.
Professional Wet Cleaning has changed all that. Over the last decade or so, as we started to become aware of the hazards of using PERC and other petro-chemicals, companies began looking for newer, more environmentally friendly solutions. Specialized equipment has been developed to aid in the finishing of wet-cleaned garments, and special softeners and additives have been created specifically for the wet-cleaning process. It is now totally safe to clean virtually any garment using the Wet Cleaning process !
Is it Safe to Clean Everything This Way ?
Yes. Wet Cleaning has come a long way in the past few years! It’s an always evolving technology, and becomes better each year, but The G&M has so much experience and know-how, we’re comfortable cleaning just about 90% of items. If you’ve chosen 100% Wet-Cleaning as your cleaning method, and there is an instance where we don’t feel comfortable cleaning something in water, we’ll give you a call to discuss the options. Remember, just because it’s safe, doesn’t mean that Wet Cleaning is always the best choice.
Wet Cleaning is great for some situations, and not as great in others. This is exactly why G&M has chosen two cleaning options, rather than one. In certain situations, we may decide that Wet Cleaning is a better choice to deal with a particular stain. In other situations, we may decide that Dry Cleaning is a better solution. But in either case, your clothes will come back cleaner, brighter, and softer than ever before.