Dry Cleaners Crawfordsville IN

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.

Scrub-A-Duds 2
(765) 449-1696
2905 South Earl Avenue
Lafayette, IN
 
Neighborhood Cleaners
(765) 364-9610
407 Waynetown Rd
Crawfordsville, IN
 
Boulevard Cleaners
(765) 362-5750
1000 Ladoga Rd
Crawfordsville, IN
 
Scrub-A-Duds 2
(765) 449-1696
2905 S Earl Av
Lafayette, IN
 
Vogue Cleaners
(765) 447-5060
2001 Kossuth St
Lafayette, IN
 
Soaps Laundromat
(765) 477-6741
3215 South 18th Street
Lafayette, IN
 
Wabash Citgo
(765) 361-8992
300 S Washington St
Crawfordsville, IN
 
Service Master Of Crawfordsville
(765) 362-2107
807 Curtis St
Crawfordsville, IN
 
Smoke Busters
(765) 447-5672
1108 S 4th St
Lafayette, IN
 
Vogue Cleaners
(765) 447-5060
2001 Kossuth St
Lafayette, IN

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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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