Dry Cleaners Sand Springs OK

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.

Lincoln Street Laundry
(918) 241-4724
210 North Lincoln Avenue
Sand Springs, OK
 
Brookside Laundromat
(918) 742-7005
1141 East 33rd Place
Tulsa, OK
 
Utica St Laundry
(918) 895-6980
515 South Utica Avenue
Tulsa, OK
 
Laundry Station IV
(918) 430-0988
4828 North Peoria Avenue
Tulsa, OK
 
D & C Laundry
(918) 299-6543
388 East Main Street
Jenks, OK
 
Sapulpa Laundry & Cleaners
(918) 224-3552
6 West Bryan Avenue
Sapulpa, OK
 
Laundry Station III
(918) 583-4229
3218 East 11th Street
Tulsa, OK
 
Omega Laundries
(918) 747-1876
2202 E 61st St
Tulsa, OK
 
Blue Monday Laundry & Cleaners
(918) 492-9258
6702 S Lewis Ave # A
Tulsa, OK
 
Fox Cleaners
(918) 749-2826
4102 South Harvard Avenue
Tulsa, OK
 

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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