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Spot Cleaners has gone 100% Green (Wet Cleaning)!

Spot Cleaners is a drycleaners in Reno, NV that has converted to wet cleaning and has been in business for 12 years. We have been looking for a method of cleaning that is effective and conscientious of the environment for some time. We have looked into Wetcleaning in the past and decided against it because it was a relatively new process and there wasn’t much data posted on its pros and cons. We also examined other processes such as Greenearth, Hydrocarbon, CO2 and petroleum. All were viable candidates but none had the cleaning effectiveness as perc. We still wanted to produce a quality product that our customers expect.

Perc (the solvent used by 85% of all drycleaners in the US) has very good cleaning properties, but it is also toxic and produces hazardous waste. It is classified as a probable carcinogen by the EPA. California has classified Perc as a solvent known to cause cancer and has passed laws to phase out the use of Perc in its state by 2023.  Currently, there will be no new Perc drycleaning plants allowed in California.

The EPA has approved CO2 and Wetcleaning as the only 100% Environmentally friendly cleaning methods. We have come to the conclusion that using water in the wetcleaning process(the most abundant liquid on earth) is by far the superior cleaning method for both the environment and our customers.  Although considerable amount of time and money was invested in this conversion to wetcleaning, Spot Cleaners will not raise prices. 

What is Wetcleaning? It has been around for 15 years and it now getting its due. The trial and error of cleaning “dryclean only” clothing has been perfected. Also the technology in the washers and dryers have had significant advancements in 15 years. Special computer controlled washers and humidity control dryers along with updated conditioners and detergents have made wetcleaning a viable option to the standard drycleaning solvents.

Spot Cleaners will be the first and only drycleaners in Reno, Sparks, Carson City and Truckee to be 100% Green.  No other drycleaners in the entire area can make that claim.  We will be the first and only wetcleaning facility in Northern Nevada thus establishing Spot Cleaners as the only 100% environmentally friendly cleaners in the area. 

Wetcleaning is an environmentally sound cleaning process and produces exceptional cleaning.  The clothes come out smelling fresh and clean almost exactly like your washer at home.  All of the detergents, soaps and conditioners have been approved by the EPA to be environmentally sound to be safely flushed down the drain.  Also the spotting chemicals have been certified to be safely flushed down the drain.  There isn’t another cleaning process that can claim that.

Please visit our website for more info.

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