Dry Cleaners Thomson GA

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.

Michaels Laundry Linen & Cleaning
(706) 860-3169
520 East Robinson Avenue
Grovetown, GA
 
Quarles Cleaners & Laundry Inc.
(706) 595-1013
310 Greenway St
Thomson, GA

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Thomson Laundry & Dry Cleaning
(706) 595-9300
1464 Washington Rd
Thomson, GA
 
Soap Haven Laundromat
(706) 568-9989
3460 University Avenue
Columbus, GA
 
Atomic Laundry
(404) 325-4459
3103 Briarcliff Road Northeast
Atlanta, GA
 
Sunshine Cleaners
(706) 597-0277
235 E Hill St
Thomson, GA
 
Home Laundry & Cleaners
(706) 595-2520
234 Johnson Ave
Thomson, GA
 
Wash World
(912) 925-7227
10419 Abercorn St # A
Savannah, GA
 
Bankhead Dry Cleaners & Laundry
(770) 832-2405
144 Bankhead Highway
Carrollton, GA
 
Clorox Co
(404) 363-8300
17 Lake Mirror Road
Forest Park, GA
 
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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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