We are environmentally conscious and always make sure that we are using only the most environmentally friendly products and cleaning methods.
- What are the benefits of dry cleaning?
Dry cleaning is a very effective cleaning process that can remove stains and dirt from clothing and other fabrics without risking shrinkage or damage. Traditional laundry services, using soap and water, can shrink, damage, or discolor clothing, while dry cleaning just cleans while protecting the clothing. For some fabrics and garments, dry cleaning is the only safe option.
Here at WashClub Laundry, we strive to run a green business. We are environmentally conscious and always make sure that we are using only the most environmentally friendly products and cleaning methods. At the same time, we are aware that many of our clients have environmental or chemical sensitivities. If you have concerns about any products that we may be using, please do not hesitate to ask us any questions. We will do our best to find a solution that will make everyone happy.
- Do you wet clean or dry clean my clothes?
Here at WashClub Laundry we employ both wet and dry cleaning methods. With the large variety of fabrics today, we conform to cleaning with water or other chemical solvents both have their own particular uses, and depending on the clothing material and type of stain, it can be necessary to use one or the other or both. Professional cleaners like us know the many options to safely clean each garment.
- Do you use “perc” in your cleaning products?
Perc (short for the chemical name perchloroethylene) was one of the most common chemicals used in dry cleaning, worldwide. WashClub Laundry uses a “wet cleaning” process to get your garments perfectly clean without using this harmful chemical.
- Do you use any hazardous or polluting cleaning products?
No. We use environmentally-friendly, totally biodegradable soaps and conditioners to get your garments clean without negatively affecting the environment. We can safely clean “dry clean only” items without the harmful solvents and chemicals that are often used by other dry cleaners.
- Are environmentally safe dry cleaning products hard on clothing?
There is a myth that environmentally friendly products are less effective, or that they ruin clothes. This is totally false. Using these products can actually extend the life of your garments, because they are much gentler than the harsh solvents used in traditional dry cleaning. We can remove tough stains without damaging our customers’ health or the environment in Montreal.
- Is wet cleaning more expensive than dry cleaning?
No, the prices are comparable. It is really just a difference in choice of products and methods of cleaning, and the cost works out to be about the same. If you care about being green, there is really no reason to choose traditional dry cleaning over a more environmentally friendly alternative.
- What is the difference between dry cleaning and doing my laundry at home?
Dry cleaning is called “dry” cleaning because it does not use water. However, it does use liquid cleaning fluid. Here at WashClub, we employ a gentle, environmentally friendly cleaning solvent that works to remove stains without risking damage to the garment being cleaned. Doing your laundry at home can lead to damage, shrinkage, or garments fading. Some clothing can be washed at home without much worry, but other types of garments should not be washed regularly. Check your clothing’s care tags before washing them.
- When a garment’s label says “washable” does that mean it cannot be dry cleaned?
No. This label only means that it is safe to wash the garment using traditional methods. It may or may not be safe to be dry-cleaned. If you are unsure, bring the garment in and discuss it with your dry cleaner first.
- Does frequent dry cleaning shorten the life of a garment?
No. On the contrary, dry cleaning actually extends the life of garments, because unlike water washing, dry cleaning does not slowly degrade the quality of the clothing. Instead, it removes dirt and stains, and can restore and preserve the integrity of the garment.