Dry Cleaners New Philadelphia OH

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.

Midtown Dry Cleaners
(330) 343-4469
1341 3rd St NW
New Philadelphia, OH
 
Tubs 'N Suds
(740) 922-2332
259 E Mccauley Dr
Uhrichsville, OH

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Wilkshire Dry Cleaning
(330) 874-3425
10884 State Route 212 NE
Bolivar, OH

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Pierce Cleaners Inc
(614) 888-4225
5205 North High Street
Columbus, OH
 
Swan Cleaners
(614) 882-5115
1620 East Dublin Granville Road
Columbus, OH
 
Catolas Dry Cleaners
(330) 364-4040
111 Beaver Ave NE
New Philadelphia, OH
 
Claymont Laundromat
(740) 922-6520
101 S Water St
Uhrichsville, OH

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Sunshine Cleaning Center
(614) 221-7643
630 Harrisburg Pike
Columbus, OH
 
Little Scot Coin Laundry
(330) 633-0004
1600 Home Avenue
Akron, OH
 
Blue Bubble Express Laundromat
(614) 725-1805
2380 North High Street
Columbus, OH
 
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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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