Dry Cleaners Champlin MN

What to do with those designer duds? Seek out local establishments that offer less toxic (and better'smelling) solutions, such as liquid carbon dioxide (CO2) pumped through a high-pressure washer; hydrocarbon, a relatively mild petroleum distillate; new silicone-based cleaners (greenearthcleaning.com); and high'tech, computer-controlled wet washing.

Storchak Cleaners Laundry
(763) 576-1368
3193 Northdale Boulevard Northwest
Minneapolis, MN
 
Mid City Services
(763) 424-5554
8585 Jefferson Highway
Maple Grove, MN
 
All Seasons Cleaners
(763) 533-3492
6924 Bass Lake Road
Crystal, MN
 
A+ Coin Wash
(763) 231-0246
8154 East River Road
Fridley, MN
 
Trickle Coin Laundry
(763) 571-5290
5241 University Ave NE
Columbia Heights, MN
 
Brooklyn Park Coin Laundries
(763) 424-5305
7932 Brooklyn Boulevard
Brooklyn Park, MN
 
Pilgrim Cleaners & Launderers
(763) 493-2999
3217 85th Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN
 
Washboard On Boone
(763) 537-3735
6286 Boone Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN
 
Brooklyn Center Maytag Coin
(763) 566-5310
6824 Humboldt Ave N
Brooklyn Center, MN
 
Ultra Wash Coin Laundry
(651) 604-2974
375 Silver Lake Road Southwest
Saint Paul, MN
 

Dirty Laundry Cleans Up Its Act

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By Elizabeth Marglin

We’ve always found that newly dry-cleaned clothes smell noxious, and now we know why. The most common solvent used in dry cleaning—perchloroethylene, aka perc—causes major problems for both people who work with it and the planet. Besides being a carcinogen, perc is a classified hazardous waste, spewing its guck into the atmosphere, landfills, and aquifers. In 2007, California banned any new dry cleaners from using perc-centric machines, and the state outlawed the carcinogen from all dry cleaners as of 2023. “It’s not even all that great for your clothes,” says Jon Simon, owner of Parkway Custom Drycleaning in Chevy Chase, Maryland, which uses biodegradable hydrocarbon to clean garments. “Perc can make fabrics shrink and become more brittle.”

So what to do with those designer duds? Seek out local establishments that offer less toxic (and better-smelling) solutions, such as liquid carbon dioxide (CO2) pumped through a high-pressure washer; hydrocarbon, a relatively mild petroleum distillate; new silicone-based cleaners (greenearthcleaning.com); and high-tech, computer-controlled wet washing. Or how about a little DIY wet washing? The gentle cycle on your home machine works fine on most fabrics, even cashmere. Better yet, stage your own “dry-cott”—next time you feel the call of retail therapy, just say no to high-maintenance threads.
—Elizabeth Marglin

Author: Elizabeth Marglin

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