Dry Cleaners Colorado Springs CO

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.

RHN Coin Laundry
(719) 210-6364
3992 Palmer Park Boulevard
Colorado Springs, CO
 
Woodmoor A-Laundry
(719) 339-6875
2928 Wood Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO
 
King's Cleaners & Laundromat
(719) 520-5017
1536 South Nevada Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO
 
Jay's Military Surplus & Dry
(719) 638-0500
1629 Jet Wing Drive
Colorado Springs, CO
 
Goodwill Industries-Commercial Laundry
(719) 579-9277
2845 Janitell Road
Colorado Springs, CO
 
Couture's Fabric Care
(719) 633-3855
801 North Tejon Street
Colorado Springs, CO
 
Green Crest Coin Laundry
(719) 574-8009
3612 Jeannine Drive
Colorado Springs, CO
 
Jetz Service Co Inc
(719) 636-3928
220 East Taylor Street
Colorado Springs, CO
 
Austin Bluffs Coin Laundry
(719) 260-6004
4168 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO
 
One Pug Laundry Inc
(719) 231-4000
1720 Dublin Boulevard
Colorado Springs, CO
 

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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