Dry Cleaners Springdale AR

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.

Superior Linen Services Inc
(479) 756-9330
1648 East Mountain Road
Springdale, AR
 
Spin City
(479) 750-4011
2201 South Thompson Street
Springdale, AR
 
Today Cleaners
(479) 751-9995
1250 Market Square Drive
Springdale, AR
 
Four Seasons Cleaners/Laundry
(479) 442-5303
2901 E Zion Rd # 3
Fayetteville, AR
 
U of A Coin-Op-Laundry
(479) 521-3830
618 West Dickson Street
Fayetteville, AR
 
Shiloh Laundry
(479) 756-2275
1202 Backus Avenue
Springdale, AR
 
Northside Laundry
(479) 751-9870
909 Backus Avenue
Springdale, AR
 
Oak Plaza Laundry
(479) 442-8057
1210 N Garland Ave
Fayetteville, AR
 
Royal Cleaners & Laundry
(479) 443-1417
1680 N College Ave # 1
Fayetteville, AR
 
Arena Village Laundry
(479) 521-1966
1229 W Martin Luther King Blvd
Fayetteville, AR
 

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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