Dry Cleaners Idaho Falls ID

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.

Imperial Cleaners LLC
(208) 524-4232
1195 East 17th Street
Idaho Falls, ID
 
Broadway Wash-N-Dry
(208) 529-5385
1711 West Broadway Street
Idaho Falls, ID
 
Country Corner Self Service
(208) 523-3772
3480 1st Street
Idaho Falls, ID
 
Country Club Cleaners
(208) 522-7480
505 1st Street
Idaho Falls, ID
 
D & L Coin Op Laundry
(208) 522-0821
369 Farnsworth Way
Rigby, ID
 
Short Stop Market & Laundry
(208) 542-0630
525 West Elva Street
Idaho Falls, ID
 
D&L Cleaners & Laundry
(208) 522-0821
1588 W. Broadway
Idaho Falls, ID
 
Teton Cleaners & Laundry
(208) 529-0430
1739 W Broadway St , Idaho Falls
ID, ID
 
First Street Wash N Dry
(208) 522-6956
470 1st Street
Idaho Falls, ID
 
D & L Cleaners & Shirt Laundry
(208) 745-8488
369 Farnsworth Way
Rigby, ID
 

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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