Dry Cleaners Fairmont WV

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.

jag coin laundry
(304) 363-2395
425 Fairmont Avenue
Fairmont, WV
 
BLUEVILLE LAUNDRY
(304) 216-9209
226 Lincoln Street
Grafton, WV
 
American Dry Cleaners
(304) 599-1522
470 Christy St # 2
Morgantown, WV
 
Laundry By the Pound
(304) 225-9274
1894 Mileground Road
Morgantown, WV
 
Thrift Cleaners & Tailors
(304) 363-5980
31 Middletown Rd
Fairmont, WV

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Superior Industrial Laundries
(304) 366-7369
2114 County Road 64
Fairmont, WV
 
Laundro Mat
(304) 449-1100
4322 Crossroads Road
Fairview, WV
 
Millers Laundry
2753 University Avenue
Morgantown, WV
 
Massulos Cleaners & Tailors
(304) 225-5210
918 Chestnut Ridge Road
Morgantown, WV
 
Sparkle Wash
(304) 367-0818
1064 Grandview Dr
Fairmont, WV
 
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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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