Dry Cleaners Greer SC

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.

Master's Mark Dry Cleaners
(864) 244-4424
2135 Old Spartanburg Road
Greer, SC
 
Overbrook Laundry & Cleaners
(864) 232-3681
1505 East North Street
Greenville, SC
 
DryClean USA
(864) 297-7969
14 Roper Mountain Road
Greenville, SC
 
Smart Wash Coin Laundromat
(864) 552-1555
514 White Horse Road
Greenville, SC
 
DryClean USA
(864) 235-7049
1906 Augusta Street
Greenville, SC
 
Garden Spot Laundry
(864) 292-1623
601 East Lee Road
Taylors, SC
 
Galloway & Glenns Coin Laundry
5 Legrand Boulevard
Greenville, SC
 
Crescent Cleaners
(864) 235-1060
717 East Stone Avenue
Greenville, SC
 
Kween Kleen Laundry
(864) 242-3878
1701 Augusta Street
Greenville, SC
 
Dryclean USA
(864) 286-8685
2700 Woodruff Rd # B
Simpsonville, SC
 

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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