Wet Cleaning Info

Websites, Websites, and more Websites.

The video above is available at TURI's (The Toxic Use Reduction Institute) website.
Environmental effects of Wet Cleaning:

These websites will give you what you need to know about wet cleaning. Oh, and we’ve summarized them for you too.

This is a case study on the environmental effects of wet cleaning. It compares the effluence of a professional wet cleaning machine to the Illinois Sewer and Waterway limits. Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) analyzed the water usage from the washers. Then, they tested the effluents for metals, phthalates, ammonia, phosphorus, nitrogen, etc. They concluded that wet cleaning is much more environmentally friendly than dry cleaning and that wet cleaning is also safer for workers at the facility. The water consumption was far more for wet cleaning as against dry cleaning.

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The Toxic Use Reduction Institute (TURI) has a lot of information about wet cleaning. They also hold wet cleaning demonstrations quite often for you to learn how wet cleaning works. TURI also provides wet cleaning reports and information about the following topics:
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·      Viability of Wet Cleaning:

This study is about the viability of wet cleaning. It analyzes the performance, financial, and environmental aspects of the method. The study is trying to find out whether or not wet cleaning is a feasible alternative to dry cleaning. The researchers found that 90% of the customers from this particular wet cleaning establishment were satisfied with the results and would recommend it to a friend. They also found that the costs of the wet cleaning facility were less than the average dry cleaner. The cost of the equipment was, on average, 9% less than the dry cleaning machines. This study also states, along with the above study, that wet cleaning reduces environmental concern.
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·      Case studies:

This site is a guide to the case studies that the Center for Neighborhood Technology has done with fabricare. The website is divided into 3 parts: What’s Inside, Looking at the Years 1995-2000, and What We’ve Learned. Each of the sections has a specific job. “What’s Inside” is about the CNT and what it does. The “Looking at the Years 1995-2000” section talks about what CNT has done with fabricare between 1995 and 2000.  Finally, the “What We’ve Learned” section talks about the various projects they have done, and has various resources to give you more information.



·      Wet cleaning equipment and detergent suppliers:

Well, you've come to the right place. This site is for perc cleaners who are thinking about switching to wet cleaning. We'll give you all the information about wet cleaning you need to know to make your decision. This website is like a portal to all the resources you'll need to switch. The resources page even gives you a summary of each website we give you. We also have an FAQ page, where you can get the answers to those questions you've been dying to ask.

The following site gives you the equipment needed for wet cleaning. From detergent to machines, these websites have it all.

This company sells many brands of wet cleaning detergents. They also supply the Material Safety Data Sheets for each detergent. Also, Package Supply sells other equipment that is used in a dry cleaning facility as well. Contact one of their sales representatives for information about ordering products.


The Center for Neighborhood Technology created a webpage with a lot of brands of equipment. They have wet cleaning machines, finishing machines (shirt pressers etc.), and detergents. They include price sheets and product specs for most of the machines. For the rest of the brands, they have the names of all the models.



·      Search for environmentally friendly dry cleaners in your neighborhood:

To find a dry cleaner in your neighborhood who uses non-perc methods go to this website: