Dry Green Your Clothes
Not only does green dry cleaning benefit the environment, it’s also better for your clothes.
I’m sure you, like many Americans, have items that can’t or shouldn’t be laundered in the weekly wash.When you take these items to the dry cleaner, you probably don’t think too much about the process. Personally, I’m so thrilled with the idea of not having to iron that, before now, I really didn’t think about the actual cleaning techniques and their impact on the environment.
As we all should make the move towards more ecofriendly products and services, you will be happy to hear that Comet Cleaners is a local business that has been at the forefront of the green dry cleaning movement. In fact, our local Comet Cleaners was one of the first plants in the entire country to convert to the new, environmentally-safe solvents,. They’ve been “green” for over 10 years!
“Going green just made good business sense. It was a smart choice for our workers, our community, our environment, and our business. Once we made the switch, I’ve never looked back,” says Dan Schneider,owner of the local Comet One-Hour Cleaners and Laundry franchise.
Want Perc-y Clothes? Not so Fast!
Typical dry cleaning techniques require perchloroethylene (“perc”) to remove dirt. Known for the damage it can do to the central nervous system, perc’s list of harmful health hazards goes on and on according to the Environmental Protection Agency’s website. When items are dry cleaned using this technique, toxins are released into the environment and workers are harmed—and you bring these chemicals back to your home.
Sounds scary doesn’t it?
Well, the good news is that your neighborhood Comet Cleaners uses environmentally-friendly products that are non-hazardous. The benefits don’t stop there. Their wet cleaning method uses plantbased detergents that are entirely biodegradable.These less-abrasive solvents are also better for your clothes. You will have the clean clothes you want with much less trauma to the fabric and buttons. Wet cleaning can also reduce the chances of discoloration and the strong “cleaning” odor that perc is known for.“This technique is the way of the future,” shares Schneider. “Customers appreciate the green drycleaning process and are happy with its results.”Preserving your clothes while avoiding toxins that hurt you, your community, and your environment only makes sense. For more information visit with the friendly, knowledgeable team at Comet Cleaners today. They have three full-service locations in Las Cruces to serve you.