Dry Cleaners Olean NY

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.

Ash John Cleaners Inc
(716) 372-6060
316 W State St
Olean, NY
 
Chicola Bros
(716) 372-9525
105 N 11th St
Olean, NY
 
A G Hope
(212) 598-4272
259 3rd Avenue
New York, NY
 
Ecowash
(212) 787-3890
72 W 69th St # 3
New York, NY
 
Cotton White Laundromat
(212) 627-8367
256 W 15th St # 1
New York, NY
 
Rain Fresh Laundromat
(716) 372-2400
502 N Union St
Olean, NY
 
Suds Laundromat
(212) 316-6746
1012 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY
 
Waterside Cleaners
(212) 889-7810
25 Waterside Plz # 7
New York, NY
 
L & B Laundromat Inc
(718) 789-9420
835 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY
 
Friends Internet Launderette
(518) 324-5693
5025 South Catherine Street
Plattsburgh, NY
 

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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